Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Popular dystopian science fiction adventure franchise “The Hunger Games” continues to receive wide acclaim with the fourth and final film in the series, “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”, raking in $247 million worldwide in its first weekend.
“Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” released in 87 international markets and 32,500 screens, making it the widest day-and-date release of the year. Roughly $146 million of its total came from foreign territories, reports variety.com.
The film opened in first place in 81 of the markets where it played, scoring $17.1 million from Britain, $16.4 million in China, $14.4 million in Germany and $8.7 million in Mexico. Despite the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month, “Mockingjay – Part 2” collected $7.1 million in France.
It’s a massive opening, but it is still dwarfed by the $274.9 million global debut of “Mockingjay – Part 1”. It also fell short of projections that had the film opening to $300 million worldwide.