The separation of the final film popular franchises into two parts already practiced several times and showed all the advantages of such an approach. The latest part of the usual and gathered the most and could set a couple of new records – which is also vanity amused producers. For example, the fees of the second series of “Deathly Hallows” from Harry Potter for starting weekend turned out a third more than in the first ($ 169 million versus $ 125 million). The “Twilight” it was not so clear – the best in terms of revenue in the first weekend in the US remained “New Moon” ($ 142.8 million), but the second “Breaking Dawn” is not very much behind ($ 141 million).
With a series of films “The Hunger Games,” a teenage dystopia novels by Suzanne Collins, The situation is not at all typical. The first two films almost getting to show the “Deathly Hallows 2″ result ($ 152.5 million from a “Hunger Games” and $ 158 million from the “Catching Fire”). But the first part, “Jay-peresmeshnitsy” a year ago, earned just $ 121.8 million – this is almost a failure blamed on the unfinished stories and began to wait for the second series. But it turned out that waited in vain.
The film “The Hunger Games: Jay-peresmeshnitsa. Part 2 “gathered for the weekend from 20 to 22 November in the United States and Canada $ 101 million.
This is, of course, enough to take the top spot at the US box office. But it is already obvious: the third book was not the most impressive in the trilogy Collins. There’s no shooting at each other adolescents, and there are some revolutionaries that can, and in tune with the spirit of the time, but not very interesting to teens. Thus, that, in theory, and must make a loyal audience, “The Hunger Games”, which provides that the franchise is one record after another.
But so far none of the parts of “The Hunger Games “was not included in the so-called club of billionaires, that is not earned at the box office more than $ 1 billion.
The franchise turned as if the revenue (total revenue is now more than $ 2.5 billion), but not outstanding. Yes, this series of films has opened its gate for various kinds of teenage dystopia (“divergents,” “Running through the maze”), but as a full replacement for the “Twilight” did not become. Leading actors have failed to create a stable pair (like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson), and Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen, somehow very quickly became associated not only and not so much with the “Hunger Games” – she was the winner of ” Oscar “and two” Golden Globes “and here obviously modifies lost relevance contract.
However, the second” Jay “was the first film to overcome the 100 millionth mark the start with the premiere of “Minions”, which came out, recall, even in the summer.
In general, the action returning viewers are ready for what will be in December, but the creators of “The Hunger Games” apparently, will remain dissatisfied. No, payback will be all right: an estimated budget for the second “Jay-peresmeshnitsy” amounted to $ 160 million, and the global fees last weekend reached $ 247 million – the movie came out literally everywhere, including in China. It’s not half “Jurassic World”, but also a very decent figure.
At the start of the second background hundred million “Jay-peresmeshnitsy ‘fees of other movies in the top 5 of the US box office look serious. Second place went to regularly “spectrum” – the 24th James Bond film has given way to a more dignified and completed his two-week leadership during this time earning $ 677.8 million.
Over the past weekend “007: Spectrum” grossed $ 14.6 million.
The third was a children’s cartoon “Snoopy The Peanuts Movie and in the movies” – $ 12.8 million for the weekend and $ 108.7 million Total. The world hire this film adaptation of the popular comic book «Peanuts» is really not come out; in Russia, it will appear only in the end of December.
Of the five new releases hit two. Christmas fairy tale for adults, which is called – “Christmas”, took fourth place with $ 10.1 million.
The three friends for many years spend together each night before Christmas – and not going to change the tradition at this time. However, because the changed circumstances of life, it is their last Christmas party – and it must go so remembered for a lifetime. The main roles in this comedy performed by Seth Rogen (“neighbors. On the warpath,” “Interview”), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“time loop,” “Walk”) and Anthony Mackie (Falcon of Marvel kinokomiks).
«Christmas” was not designed for it to compete with the “Hunger Games,” but without this formidable opponent they had little chance to become a leader hire. Critics were mixed (63% positive ratings on Rotten Tomatoes), noting only a certain amount of quite funny jokes, and the audience to make a film evaluation A-. In general – good Christmas comedy, but nothing more. The Russian Cinema “Christmas” comes early in December.
A rounded out the top-five thriller “Secret in their eyes,” with $ 6.6 million.
The film is based on the book by Argentine writer Eduardo Sucher. The federal agent Jess was brutally murdered daughter and the murder remained unsolved. Many years later, Ray, mate Jess finds a clue that allows you to find the culprit. Put the film Billy Ray, better known as a screenwriter (he was the author of the script of the first “Hunger Games” and starring Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”) and Nicole Kidman. The Russian rolled film was released this week, where he also tries to divert part of the audience of “The Hunger Games».