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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

There is just no stopping Star Wars at the moment. Star Wars The Force Awakens set more records in its second weekend for the fastest film to $500M (domestic), fastest film to $1B (global), biggest second weekend and more. In short, it’s a freight train that can’t be stopped. It took in $153.52M domestic and… read more

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I’m resisting the urge to make a “the force is strong with this one” pun. Star Wars The Force Awakens set an opening weekend record with $238M domestically. Its international run has already pulled in $279M putting it at $517M globally off of an estimated budget of $200M. Using the usual profit calculation this film… read more

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Katniss should enjoy this run while it lasts. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 took the top spot at the box office for a fourth weekend with $11.3M. This brings the last installment to the series to $244.49M domestically and $564.59M globally. Second place went to Chris Hemsworth’s In the Heart of the Sea with $11M.… read more

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Katniss should enjoy this run while it lasts. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 took the top spot at the box office for a third weekend with $18.6M. This brings the last installment to the series to $227.11M domestically and $523.91M globally. Like I said, however, we’re now closing in on The Force Awakens, so… read more

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The Hungers Games took the top spot in its second weekend with a fairly healthy performance. After the “disappointing” opening The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 took the top spot for a second weekend. It dropped only 49.7 percent to take in $51.6M A drop under 50 percent after a $101M is considered a success by most measures.… read more

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The Hungers Games has drawn to a conclusion, and somehow a $101M opening is causing hand wringing. You couldn’t throw a stone this weekend without analysts trying to figure out what went “wrong” with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Although it took in $101M this weekend, that was the lowest opening of the series.… read more

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It looks like the James Bond folks may have shot a little high this time. After the success of Skyfall it looked like the next James Bond film was going to be a monster, and the producers spent accordingly. While Spectre is doing well, it’s trailing the last film to be sure. It won this… read more

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Welcome to the fourth of four parts of an analysis of every major film release of 2015. Following up on last year’s product, I’m back with a look at the films of 2015. Something different I’m trying this year is you will first get the quarterly breakdowns, and then an overall post will be like a… read more

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2015 is setting itself up to be potentially the craziest year ever in films. As movie studios move more and more towards building franchises, we’re growing a more crowded marketplace for films. It appears that 2015 may be a taste of what is to come as new franchises attempt to launch alongside other already established… read more

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