Lionsgate announced today that ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ has grossed $333.2 million at the domestic box office, officially marking it as the highest-grossing film of 2014.
The announcement comes three months after the film’s release. Marvel’s ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ was sitting at the number one spot with $333.1 million before Katniss swooped in and stole the prize.
In case you’re wondering how ‘Mockingjay’ is stacking up against other YA book film adaptions, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ grossed a total of $292.3 million while ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ ended with $381 million. ‘Hallows 2’ continues to hold the record for the highest grossing children’s book adaption of all time (worldwide, $1.3 billion).
This is the second time that The Hunger Games franchise has grossed highest in its year. In 2013, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ grossed $424.6 million.
It’ll be interesting to see if The Hunger Games can pull it off again, with ‘Mockingjay Part 2’ coming out later this year. It’ll have some heavy competition, though, such as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Still, we’re excited to see a YA book adaption so well received!
The final movie of the The Hunger Games franchise, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’, will hit theaters November 20, 2015.