$275 million day-and-date debut across 85 overseas territories puts The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 as a frontrunner for one of the biggest films of 2014. The release across 17,000 screens around the world makes it the biggest day-and-date release of the year and the widest in Lionsgate history.
The film’s $152 million overseas haul from 85 territories surpasses Catching Fire by 4%. Leading the charge is the UK, where the film is poised to take the biggest opening weekend of the year after a $19.9 million debut. Germany will likely hold the same title after a 9% bump in business over Catching Fire saw Mockingjay- Part 1 take $13.7 million. Russia ($11.1M), France ($10.5M), and Australia ($10.1M) also posted impressive results.
Mexico and Brazil combined for a strong showing in Latin America. The film took $12.1 million from Mexico, where it claimed 70% of the market share. Brazil wasn’t far behind with $8.8 million and 60% of the market share. Elsewhere, Mockingjay – Part 1 scored a $9 million debut across Scandinavia, while tricky markets like Italy and Spain earned $5.3 and $5.2 million respectively.
Other top contributors include:
South Korea: $3.5M
Middle East: $2.2M
New Zealand: $1.7M
Hong Kong: $1.3M