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Box office report: everyone's going to see 'Mockingjay'

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District 8
Murray Close

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

According to Box Office Mojo, Friday estimates have the penultimate Hunger Games film towering at number one with $55 million in ticket sales. While it’s well above this year’s  previous best opening day record holder—Transformers: Age of Extinction, which made $41, 868,135—it’s still the lowest opening the series has seen thus far. (The Hunger Games opened with $67.5 million, Catching Fire with $71 million.)

But people did see other movies Friday—Big Hero 6 came in second place with an estimated  $4,484,000, just squeaking past last week’s number one opener, Dumb and Dumber To, which made $4,300,000.  Interstellar also made roughly the same amount of money, coming in at fourth with $4,220,000, and Gone Girl completed the top five with a distant $800,000 in Friday ticket sales.

It’s pretty safe to call it now and say that Mockingjay Part 1 will win this weekend.