Haute 100: Jennifer Lawrence & ‘Mockingjay-Part 2’ Remains No.1 at the Box Office


Following some major competition at the box office this holiday weekend, Katnis Everdeen and her fellow rebels were able to maintain its No. 1 spot. According to Rentrak estimates on Sunday, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters, earning $51.6 million.

In total, the Lionsgate film has earned an estimated $75.8 million between Wednesday and Sunday. Worldwide it has made roughly $441 million, after just 10 days of release. It trails only eight percent behind its predecessor, Mockingjay-Part 1.

Mockingjay-Part 2 is the fourth and final installment of the dystopian science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins. The film was directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Haute 100 lister Jennifer Lawrence as Everdeen. In the last installment, “Everdeen realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.”

Earning second and third place were The Good Dinosaur and Creed, raking in $55.6 million and $42.6 million. Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur led the weekend’s new releases, becoming just the second Pixar movie ever not to open at No. 1, according to Entertainment Weekly. Creed, which has been dubbed the Rocky 7, debuted at $30.1 million and a five-day total of $42.6 million. It appeared in 3,284 theaters for the five days.

The last two movies, which debuted over the Thanksgiving weekend, Spotlight and Brooklyn came in last place over the weekend in sales. Spotlight earned $4.5 million over three days and $12.3 million since its opening. Brooklyn, despite generating Oscar-worthy buzz, fell short earned $3.8 million over three days. Overall, it brought in a total of $7.3 million since its opening.