A couple weeks ago, Deadline reported that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 was expected to make around $121.5M on its opening weekend in the domestic market, which would put it just slightly under Part 1’s opening weekend intake last year. Today, Deadline mentions our franchise again, this time postulating that on top of that, the final installment of The Hunger Games is set to make some $165-185M in foreign markets, for a global opening weekend of $285-305M.
This is, of course, in part due to the fact that Mockingjay Part 2 will open in China on the same weekend it opens in the US (which Part 1 didn’t, last year), along with 86 other foreign markets, making it Lionsgate’s largest global launch ever. In addition, IMAX and 3D sales, which Part 1 didn’t have, will help boost the overseas totals.
If these estimates pan out, Mockingjay Part 2 would surpass Part 1’s global opening weekend numbers, and if it ends up hitting the higher end of the estimates, it might even surpass Catching Fire‘s global opening weekend intake, which came in at around $304.1M in 2013.
What do you think of these predictions, guys? Do you think the movie can hit the higher end of the estimates? Either way, remember that it’s up to all of us how well the movie does, so if you love the movie, be sure to go watch it several times! (Even several times on opening weekend, that totally works). While we wait, though, be sure to drop by the comments and tell us what your expectations are for Mockingjay Part 2’s box office.