Mockingjay Part 1 earned an estimated $123 million at the North American box-office this weekend, including its intakes of $17 million and $55 million from Thursday night and Friday, respectively. The film has been crowned as the Best Opening Weekend of 2014, beating Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening weekend record in June.
Internationally, the third installment in The Hunger Games franchise made $152 million for a worldwide total of $275 million (opening weekend).
Despite this box-office success, Mockingjay Part 1 failed to reach the $150 million opening weekend mark that the first two previous films were able to hit. The Hunger Games made $152.5 million on its opening weekend in 2012, while Catching Fire made $158.1 million last year.
This is likely due to the lack of IMAX showings, the bad weather conditions in some parts of the country, the "Part 1" label, and the overall disappointing, weak box-office gross of most films this year.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the final film in The Hunger Games film series, is expected to bring in a larger audience and make record-breaking box-office intakes than this year's entry.
We may not have hit the $150 million opening weekend mark, but we'll shoot for the $400 million domestic totals club Tributes! Let's get all three (and eventually four) films up there! Bring your family and friends to watch Mockingjay Part 1 during the Thanksgiving weekend.