The third HUNGER GAMES film ousted Marvel’s surprise summer hit from the highest grossing film of 2014 in the US.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 is officially the highest grossing film to be released in 2014 as of January 21st, stealing the title from Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!
GUARDIANS made a somewhat surprising rise to the top during an otherwise very slow summer movie season. The film featured trademark quirkiness and killer soundtrack, but ultimately bowed to some serious franchise power.
MOCKINGJAY PART 1 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. On top of being the highest grossing films of 2013 and 2014, they were heralded for being rare high-earners that also starred a female lead.
Even more impressive? THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 is not released in IMAX or 3D, which means its earnings weren’t bolstered by the much higher ticket prices fans typically pay for specialty screenings.
Let’s hope for another repeat in 2015 after the release of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2!