The first tracking numbers are in for the biggest film of the Fall, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” and the potential box-office estimates are suitably gargantuan.
Despite being ‘Part One’ of a finale, the film is slated to score an opening weekend of at least $130 million according to analysts. Those estimates tend to be revised upwards as we draw closer to release, meaning there’s a good chance the film will match the $158 million opening of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” a year ago.
That film went on to nab $864 million worldwide, a number ‘Mockingjay’ will likely come close to. Either way, the film is easily set to score the biggest domestic opening of the year with the $100 million opening of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” about to be crushed.
The first part of ‘Mockingjay’ hits cinemas on November 21st.