“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”” led the cinemas in USA and Canada in its first weekend of release with $44 million in box office sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
It was a busy weekend at the theaters leading up to Thanksgiving and there was plenty to choose from. The public had “The Marvels”which plummeted in its second weekend, as well as the family show’s national debuts “Trolls World Tour”Taika Waititi’s football comedy “Next Goal Wins” and the seasonal “Thanksgiving”.
“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” It’s an interesting case study for a franchise that was dormant for eight years. Its 44 million dollars in 3,776 theaters marks a minimum for the series of “The Hunger Games”. Jennifer Lawrence’s four films surpassed $100 million in their opening weekends, the highest point was the first with US$158 million in 2013, the lowest point was the last with US$102.7 million in 2015 .
Unlike many of its big-budget peers, the prequel to “The Hunger Games” It also had the advantage of having its stars to promote the film in its lead-up, having secured a tentative deal before the SAG-AFTRA strike ended. In the wake of the strike, other studios had to scramble to get their new stars available to promote their films before this weekend.
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