Box Office Report: Hunger Games is a blow out in its opening week

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Despite Interstellar’s stellar reviews and impressive opening week, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 did as expected and knocked it back down to earth.

The Hunger Games is a box office magnet. It is commonplace for the franchise and this week was no different as the the newest iteration pulled in over $11.8 million.

Interstellar didn’t do bad by any stretch of the imagination raking in just over$2 million in its 3rd week.
Reliable comedy Let’s Be Cops took a solid third spot while Gone Girl drops outside of the top 3 for the first time since its release.

On a more surprising note, British comedy My Old Lady has surpassed Fury as the WWII drama drops down to 6th spot, earning a mere $300,000
# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 ROADSHOW $11,888,205
2 INTERSTELLAR WARNER BROS $2,182,322
3 LET’S BE COPS FOX $761,694
4 GONE GIRL FOX $478,286
5 MY OLD LADY ENTERTAINMENT ONE $380,104
6 FURY SONY PICTURES $344,293
7 PRIDE ENTERTAINMENT ONE $257,790
8 LOVE, ROSIE STUDIOCANAL $182,835
9 JOHN WICK ROADSHOW $140,879
10 THE DROP FOX $102,005
This week sees the release of Australian comedy Housos vs Fat Pizza. The crossover is bound to do solid numbers with Australian audiences.

Also opening is the Jake Gyllenhaal drama Nightcrawler. Jake plays a journalist who becomes a little too embroiled in the world of crime.

Other releases include The Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence reunion in Serena and Men, Women & Children – a drama about social networking and the internet starring Jennifer Garner & Adam Sandler.

All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.

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