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‘Hunger Games’ prequel snacks on $98m global box office debut; ‘The Marvels’ drops to third

Worldwide field workplace Nov 17-19

Rank Movie (distributor)  3-day (world) Cume (world) 3-day (int’l) Cume (int’l) Territories
 1. The Starvation Video games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes (Lionsgate)  $98.5m  $98.5m  $54.5m   $54.5m  88
 2. Trolls Band Collectively (Common)  $37.3m  $108.1m  $6.7m   $76.3m  67
 3. The Marvels (Disney)  $29.7m  $161.3m  $19.5m  $96.3m  53
 4. 5 Nights At Freddy’s (Common)
 $13.4m  $271.8m  $9.9m  $139.2m  79
 5. Thanksgiving (Sony)  $12.6m  $12.6m  $2.4m  $2.4m  12
 6. Final Suspect (varied)  $10.5m  $66.2m  $10.5m  $66.2m  3
 7. Tiger 3 (Yshraj)  $9.6m  $45.7m  $8.6m  $41.7m  100
 8. Killers Of The Flower Moon (Paramount)  $5.4m  $145.8m  $3.5m  $82.2m  62
 9. Be My Household (varied)  $4.8m  $15.4m  $4.8m  $15.4m  4
 10. C’e Ancora Domani (varied)  $3.9m  $19.4m  $3.9m   $19.4m  1

Credit score: Comscore. All figures are estimates.

‘The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes’ tops world field workplace

With the worldwide launch of The Starvation Video games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes, Lionsgate could not have achieved the dizzy field workplace heights of the unique 4 movies tailored from Suzanne Collins’ novels, however an estimated $98.5m haul represents an encouraging begin.

The prequel, set greater than six a long time earlier than the occasions of The Starvation Video games, doesn’t profit from solid established within the earlier movies, and the one important shared character – protagonist Coriolanus Snow – was the unique sequence’ principal villain.

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The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes debuted with an estimated $44.0m in North America and $54.5m in 87 worldwide markets.

For comparability, the primary Starvation Video games movie opened in March 2012 with $152.5m in North America and $59.3m from 67 worldwide markets – happening to attain a lifetime worldwide field workplace of $695.2m.

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The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes achieved its strongest worldwide lead to UK/Eire with an estimated $6.7m, forward of Germany on $4.8m – topping the field workplace chart in each markets. China, with an estimated $4.5m (and third place domestically), is forward of France ($4.1m) and Mexico ($3.7m) – topping the chart within the latter two territories.

For the unique movies, world field workplace peaked with second entry Catching Hearth ($865.0m, 2013), earlier than dipping with the two-part Mockingjay movies ($755.4m, 2014; and $661.5m, 2015).

With a manufacturing funds this time reported at $100m, Lionsgate doesn’t want to attain the field workplace heights of the unique movies to indicate a revenue, even with advertising prices factored in, and income splits with exhibitors.

The studio might be paying shut consideration not simply to field workplace outcomes but additionally viewers satisfaction scores – calculating if the percentages stay in favour of sequels.

The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes relies on Collins’ 2020 novel, and stars the UK’s Tom Blyth as Snow alongside West Facet Story’s Rachel Zegler as a tribute from Panem’s District 12 chosen to take part within the 10th annual Starvation Video games. Francis Lawrence, who directed all of the Starvation Video games sequels however not the unique movie, returns as director.

‘The Marvels’ plummets in second session

Following a disappointing launch final weekend, Disney/Marvel’s The Marvels sees field workplace plunge in its second session. In North America, estimated weekend takings of $10.2m represents a hefty drop of 78%. For worldwide, estimated takings of $19.5m interprets to a 67% fall.

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After two weekends of play, The Marvels has hit $65.0m in North America and $96.3m throughout worldwide markets, combining to ship a $161.3m world complete.

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For the second weekend, strongest holds had been skilled in small and mid-size markets reminiscent of Czech Republic, South Africa and New Zealand. Amongst large markets, Germany, with an estimated fall of 47%, confirmed strongest traction.

In cumulative totals, China leads the worldwide pack with $14.7m, forward of UK/Eire ($7.2m) and Indonesia ($5.2m), adopted by South Korea, France and Mexico all tied with $4.8m.

Additionally for Disney, Taika Waititi’s Subsequent Aim Wins opened domestically on the weekend with an estimated $2.5m from 2,240 cinemas. The worldwide rollout follows in December and January.

'Trolls Band Together'

North America opening pushes ‘Trolls Band Collectively’ up field workplace chart

Following worldwide launch starting on October 12, Common/DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls Band Collectively landed in North American cinemas on the weekend – returning the animated sequel to Comscore’s high 10 worldwide field workplace chart, in second place.

Beforehand, the movie’s highest placement on this chart was fourth place – in late October.

Trolls Band Collectively grossed an estimated $30.6m in North America on the weekend, plus $6.7m in 66 worldwide markets.

Together with some previews, the North America quantity is $31.8m, which provides to the $76.3m worldwide haul to ship a worldwide complete of $108.1m.

Worldwide holdover markets noticed a 30% drop, and had been led by UK/Eire with an estimated $930,000. Trolls Band Collectively opened in 10 new worldwide markets on the weekend, led by Czech Republic with an estimated $460,000.

In cumulative totals, UK/Eire leads the worldwide pack with $18.0m, forward of France ($10.0m), Germany ($6.1m) and Mexico ($5.6m).

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Subsequent main market to launch Trolls Band Collectively is Australia on November 30, with South Korea to comply with on December 20.

Trolls Band Collectively is chasing the $347.2m achieved worldwide by Trolls in 2016. Sequel Trolls World Tour noticed its cinema launch considerably impacted by the beginning of the Covid pandemic in spring 2020, premiering on premium VOD in most markets and reaching a worldwide cinema gross of $49.3m. 

Eli Roth’s ‘Thanksgiving’ sees sturdy home skew

Sony has a global distribution problem on its palms with Eli Roth’s slasher movie Thanksgiving – primarily based on his mock trailer included within the 2007 movie Grindhouse.

Thanksgiving debuted in North America with an estimated $10.2m, tying The Marvels for third place within the weekend chart. For worldwide, 11 early markets delivered an estimated $2.4m.

Roth’s movie sees a Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorise Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the annual US vacation.

Native hit powers Serbian field workplace

Whereas the likes of the Starvation Video games prequel and The Marvels are battling for bragging rights in most worldwide markets, Serbia’s field workplace has been dominated for a number of weeks by native hit Guardians Of The Components.

Dragan Bjelogrlic’s movie, which premiered within the Piazza Grande programme at Locarno Movie Pageant in August, opened in Serbia in mid-October, topping the field workplace for a number of weeks in a row. Complete admissions to November 13 had been 122,000, producing field workplace of €560,000 ($612,000).

Different notable native hits to date this yr in Serbia embrace Milos Radunovic’s Storm, Luka Mihailovic’s Indigo Crystal and Radivoje Andric’s comedy sequel Dudes: Once more!.

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