Box Office Top 20: Final 'Hunger Games' movie opens on top

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Posted: Nov 23, 2015 5:00 PM
Box Office Top 20: Final 'Hunger Games' movie opens on top

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2," the final film in the highly successful franchise, easily topped the box office in its first weekend in theaters, grossing $102.7 million.

That's slightly above the studio-reported estimates from Sunday but lags behind the figures set by the previous three films, which peaked with the $158.1 million debut of "Catching Fire" in 2013.

An opening that tops $100 million is hardly a disappointment. "Mockingjay — Part 2," which cost a reported $160 million to make, will still be a massive success, especially when international numbers are factored in.

Holdovers "Spectre," the James Bond film, and "The Peanuts Movie" took the second- and third-place spots with $15 million and $13.2 million, respectively.

The Seth Rogen holiday comedy "The Night Before" debuted with $9.9 million, while the Julia Roberts thriller "The Secret in Their Eyes" opened with $6.7 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:

1. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2," Lionsgate, $102,665,981, 4,175 locations, $24,591 average, $102,665,981, 1 week.

2. "Spectre," Sony, $15,043,729, 3,659 locations, $4,111 average, $154,146,608, 3 weeks.

3. "The Peanuts Movie," 20th Century Fox, $13,203,590, 3,671 locations, $3,597 average, $99,346,727, 3 weeks.

4. "The Night Before," Sony, $9,880,536, 2,960 locations, $3,338 average, $9,880,536, 1 week.

5. "The Secret in Their Eyes," STX Entertainment, $6,652,996, 2,392 locations, $2,781 average, $6,652,996, 1 week.

6. "Love The Coopers," Lionsgate, $4,134,130, 2,603 locations, $1,588 average, $15,128,355, 2 weeks.

7. "The Martian," 20th Century Fox, $3,797,770, 2,086 locations, $1,821 average, $213,137,212, 8 weeks.

8. "Spotlight," Open Road, $3,528,384, 598 locations, $5,900 average, $5,804,495, 3 weeks.

9. "The 33," Warner Bros., $2,342,030, 2,452 locations, $955 average, $10,002,722, 2 weeks.

10. "Bridge Of Spies," Disney, $2,006,155, 1,532 locations, $1,310 average, $65,238,567, 6 weeks.

11. "Goosebumps," Sony, $1,861,967, 1,787 locations, $1,042 average, $76,116,279, 6 weeks.

12. "Brooklyn," Fox Searchlight, $1,160,517, 111 locations, $10,455 average, $2,169,742, 3 weeks.

13. "MET Opera: Lulu (2015)," Fathom Events, $900,000, 900 locations, $1,000 average, $900,000, 1 week.

14. "Hotel Transylvania 2," Sony, $818,361, 828 locations, $988 average, $166,445,102, 9 weeks.

15. "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo," Fox International Productions, $628,715, 283 locations, $2,222 average, $3,961,221, 2 weeks.

16. "La Guerre des tuques 3D," Entertainment One Films, $603,008, 77 locations, $7,831 average, $1,583,293, 2 weeks.

17. "Suffragette," Focus Features, $520,035, 517 locations, $1,006 average, $3,568,054, 5 weeks.

18. "The Intern," Warner Bros., $423,419, 514 locations, $824 average, $74,170,096, 9 weeks.

19. "Room," A24 Films, $384,828, 160 locations, $2,405 average, $2,901,838, 6 weeks.

20. "The Last Witch Hunter," Lionsgate, $342,482, 624 locations, $549 average, $26,822,658, 5 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.