Long Range Forecast: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2'

Featured Stories - on September 25, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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Lionsgate's beloved franchise comes to a close this November when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 opens. Will the film follow in the footsteps of other successful franchise finales? We take a closer look this week.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
(Lionsgate)

PROS:

- Last installments tend to bring in new fans who don't want to miss out on the conversation in addition to casual viewers who may have missed one or two previous installments.
- Star Jennifer Lawrence now has much more drawing power than when the franchise started. 
- Reactions on Facebook and Twitter to the marketing campaign have been encouraging.  

CONS:

- The last film didn't live up to expectations commercially.
- There are a lot of strong movies coming out just five days later on Thanksgiving.

Check out our predictions for this film and others in the table below.

Title Release Date (Wide) Distributor First Weekend of Wide Release Cumulative
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Nov 20, 2015 Lionsgate
$134,000,000 $348,000,000
Secret in Their Eyes Nov 20, 2015 STX Entertainment
$11,000,000 $38,000,000
The 33 Nov 13, 2015 Warner Bros.
$14,000,000 $44,000,000
Love the Coopers Nov 13, 2015 CBS Films / Lionsgate
$8,000,000 $27,000,000
By the Sea Nov 13, 2015 Universal
$14,000,000 $41,000,000
Rings Nov 13, 2015 Paramount
$13,000,000 $30,000,000
Spectre Nov 6, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$96,000,000 $260,000,000
The Peanuts Movie Nov 6, 2015 Fox
$55,000,000 $222,000,000
Our Brand Is Crisis Oct 30, 2015 Warner Bros.
$9,000,000 $31,000,000
Burnt Oct 23, 2015 Weinstein Company
$9,000,000 $27,000,000
The Last Witch Hunter Oct 23, 2015 Lionsgate / Summit
$17,000,000 $42,000,000
Rock the Kasbah Oct 23, 2015 Open Road
$9,000,000 $35,000,000
Jem and the Holograms Oct 23, 2015 Universal
$7,000,000 $17,000,000
Goosebumps Oct 16, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$22,000,000 $73,000,000
Crimson Peak Oct 16, 2015 Universal
$16,000,000 $47,000,000
Bridge of Spies Oct 16, 2015 Disney / DreamWorks
$17,000,000 $68,000,000
Steve Jobs Oct 9, 2015 Universal
$23,000,000 $92,000,000
Pan Oct 9, 2015 Warner Bros.
$18,000,000 $54,000,000
The Walk Oct 9, 2015 Sony
$16,000,000 $64,000,000
The Martian Oct 2, 2015 Fox
$52,000,000 $200,000,000
Sicario Oct 2, 2015 Lionsgate
$12,000,000 $42,000,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.  

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