The premiere of “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” grossed $44 million in its opening weekend in USAwhich allowed it to be first at the box office in that country, although well below expectations, which were around 50 million, according to the international press.
According to the specialized portal Varietythe fifth title in the series “The Hunger Games” It is released eight years after the last film in the saga and twelve years after the first film hits the big screen. The four previous films, based on the youth dystopian novels by Suzanne Collinswere starred by Jennifer Lawrence and all of them opened for over $100 million in USA.
“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” It is based on the book by collins of the same name. Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth lead the cast of the prequel, which also stars Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman and Viola Davis.
The weekend ranking on the big screen
After the fifth film in the series “The Hunger Games”continues in the ranking “Trolls 3: The gang is assembled” with second place and $30.6 million, in line with expectations. This third part returns to Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake to the papers of Poppy and branchwho are now officially a couple.
The outlook remains bleak for the superhero film “The Marvels” which fell 78 percent in its second outing to rank as the worst second weekend drop in Marvel Studios of all times. The third and fourth place, with around 10.2 million dollars, is in dispute with the horror film “Black Friday”.
Fifth, British black comedy “Saltburn” It was released in seven theaters and earned a promising per-theater average of $45,100.
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