The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Sets Box-Office Record, But Hits a Franchise Low

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soared but didn't quite hit the mark. Part three of the YA franchise blew past Transformers: Age of Extinction, which had brought in $100 million earlier this summer, to have the highest weekend box-office debut with $123 million, but it failed to meet predictions that had put the figure around $150 to $170 million. Mockingjay also marks a franchise low for the movie (the first two, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, brought in $155 million and $161 million respectively). There wasn't any other competition this weekend, so the rest of the top five fell in line with previous weeks: Big Hero 6 took in $20 million, Interstellar $15.1 million, Dumb and Dumber To $13.8 million, and Gone Girl with $2.8 million.