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Box office preview: No new wide releases means more time on top for 'Mockingjay'

There aren’t any huge wide releases this weekend, which means there probably aren’t going to be any huge changes in the box office lineup—so Hunger Games, you can get comfortable.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 started off strong with a $121.9 million opening weekend and dropped a predictable 53 percent last weekend, down to $57 million. But even with that significant drop, it didn’t suffer in terms of its top five placement: Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2 both opened during the Hunger Games‘ second weekend, but didn’t even come close to Mockingjay’s earnings.

Although there aren’t any films opening in 1,000 or more theaters this weekend, there are a few new offerings: Horror movie Pyramid opens in about 550 theaters, Reese Witherspoon’s Wild opens in 21 locations, and Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs’ comedy Life Partners debuts in just three cinemas. None of those are expected to crack the top five—but these are: READ FULL STORY

Katniss has a message for President Snow in final 'Mockingjay' trailer


In the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, fans are once again introduced to the devastation that Katniss is forced to face after her home is destroyed. But more importantly, the new trailer offers a glimpse at some of the book’s key moments, from Peeta’s warning to District 13 to Katniss’ message for President Snow.


'Mockingjay' director: Parts 1 and 2 will have 'two distinct stories'


Over the course of two Hunger Games films, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has been unflinchingly confident. But in Mockingjay – Part 1, the teen heroine suffers a bout of age-appropriate angst as she reluctantly becomes a rebel leader.

“It’s a very confusing, conflicted, complicated time for Katniss,” says director Francis Lawrence, who also directed 2013’s Catching Fire. “Having gone through the games one more time and having lost Peeta and having been run through the wringer, she’s even more damaged. So you find her in a more agitated place. She’s distraught, confused, angry.” READ FULL STORY

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