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Box office preview: 'Mockingjay' to top 'Penguins of Madagascar' and 'Horrible Bosses 2'

Two new films hit theaters this weekend—Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2—but they aren’t likely to knock The Hunger Games out of the top spot. Not even cute birds and funny sequels can beat the power of the massive franchise—or the power of Jennifer Lawrence.

Although The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 didn’t do as well as previous Hunger Games films’ opening weekends, it did open stronger than any other film this year with a weekend total of $121.9 million. And that alone sets it up for a strong second weekend, even up against two wide releases.

Penguins is also a franchise film, the fourth in the Madagascar series, and, unlike Mockingjay, a completely family-friendly movie. Horrible Bosses 2 does not have the family friendliness going for it, but it is a comedy—a genre that doesn’t currently have too many offerings at the theater. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'The Hunger Games' wins the weekend (and the year)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 predictably topped this weekend’s box office — but less predictably didn’t do as well as the previous films in the franchise.

The previous Hunger Games film, Catching Fire, also opened on the weekend before Thanksgiving, but ended its weekend with $158 million. Mockingjay, though, grossed $123 million. Compared to $158 million, and to the original Hunger Games‘ $152.5 million opening in 2012, $123 million is disappointing. But in the context of 2014, it’s amazing: Mockingjay had a stronger opening than any other film this year, beating out Transformers: Age of Extinction’s $100 million debut.

And while Catching Fire’s domestic opening beat Mockingjay’s, Mockingjay takes the prize for foreign totals: Lionsgate premiered the film in 85 international markets this weekend and made an estimated $152 million in those markets — four percent more than the $146 million Catching Fire brought in internationally its opening weekend. READ FULL STORY

Friday box office: everyone's going to see 'Mockingjay'

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 looks like it just had the best opening day of the year.

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'Mockingjay -- Part 1': The 7 biggest changes from page to screen

Big-screen adaptations of books always involve changes and modifications to the original story. It’s not a new phenomenon—but it’s one we still love to pick apart when given the opportunity.

But when it comes to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, there isn’t much picking to be done. (Spoilers for Mockingjay—Part 1 follow.) READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' is here

The odds are definitely in The Hunger Games‘ favor this weekend: The third film in the trilogy is expected to surpass the $100 million mark at this weekend’s box office, and will for sure take the No. 1 spot by a long shot.

The first two Hunger Games films proved the franchises’ ability to make big bank, with the first film making $152.5 million its first weekend and the second film, Catching Fire, grossing $158 million its opening weekend. This means this film is likely to follow in their footsteps, especially because it’s the only wide release this weekend. READ FULL STORY

Thai cinema chain pulls 'Mockingjay' after 3-finger salute controversy

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Had tickets to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 in Thailand? You might be seeing a Woody Allen film instead.

Apex, a Thai cinema chain, was scheduled to begin showing the Hunger Games movie Thursday, but decided to pull the film from two of its theaters and replace it with Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight.
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Katniss visits District 8, disobeys orders in new 'Mockingjay' clip

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In Mockingjay, Boggs is introduced as President Coin’s right-hand man, but as readers know, he eventually becomes much more than that in terms of his support of Katniss. However, before Boggs even hints at his allegiances, he’s put in charge of protecting Katniss—and the rest of the video team—on a trip to visit a hospital in District 8.

In a new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, viewers get a glimpse inside that trip as Boggs tells the team to take cover when another airstrike is ordered on District 8. Someone probably should have told him that Katniss isn’t great at taking orders.

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Gale and Katniss fight about Peeta in new 'Mockingjay' clip

The Gale-Katniss-Peeta love triangle is complicated enough without the Capitol’s involvement, but that last bit is somewhat inescapable in Mockingjay. Not only has Peeta been captured by President Snow, but Snow then uses that opportunity to hit Katniss where it hurts.

In a new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, which debuted on Good Morning America, the Capitol televises Peeta’s tear-filled plea for Katniss to stop the growing war and really look at the people she’s surrounded by. It’s clearly a message from the Capitol, a fact that doesn’t sit well with Gale. Despite the fact that Peeta is clearly malnourished and abused, Gale still calls him a “coward” for being Snow’s mouthpiece. Katniss is quick to defend her fellow victor.

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Natalie Dormer's Cressida introduces the team in this new 'Mockingjay' clip

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Hey, Mockingjay: you seem to have spilled a little Game of Thrones in my Hunger Games.

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Katniss realizes Peeta is alive in new 'Mockingjay' clip

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As fans of The Hunger Games know, when we catch up with Katniss Everdeen in Mockingjay—Part 1, she isn’t exactly excited about the idea of becoming the symbol of Panem’s revolution. That being said, she will eventually become said symbol—and a defining moment in her journey comes when she realizes that Peeta is still alive.

We get a glimpse at that moment in a new clip from the film, in which the Capitol puts Peeta on television for an interview with none other than Caesar Flickerman. In the film, Katniss doesn’t go so far as to reach out and touch the television—which seems to be out of reach—but much like he did in the book, Peeta has her full attention.

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