By Joshua Rivera
Updated November 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST
District 8
Credit: Murray Close
  • Movie

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.


  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 169 minutes
  • Christopher Nolan