Katniss and friends are still kicking ass at number 1, but not as much as they did last year. “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” has a robust $168 million in the bank so far domestically. On Thanksgiving the third film in the series of four made $11 million– way more than anything else playing in a movie theater.
But by day 7 last year, “Catching Fire” was already at $222 million. The new movie is 25% off the pace of the last one, and the gap is widening. Still, no one associated with “The Hunger Games” is going hungry, or losing sleep, or worrying about their water bill. They’re just quietly preparing for next year’s finale and a hopeful return to form.