Sunday, April 21, 2024

“Hunger Game: Mockingjay” Box Office Was Less Than Originally Thought, Stock Price Down


Even the initial reports were wrong. “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” did less well than previously thought. The total according to came to just $121.9 million. That’s about a million dollars less than the $123 million Lionsgate thought it had made from Friday to Sunday. And it’s way off the opening weekend one year ago for “Catching Fire,” at over $150 million.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate stock finished the day at $33.10. That’s a bit down from Friday, which was way off from the previous day. The stock was down to 31.71 at one point in the day. All eyes will be on the box office over Thanksgiving week to see how “Mockingjay” holds up.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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