UPDATE: BEATEN BY AMERICAN SNIPER - 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Becomes Highest-Grossing Film of 2014 In The U.S
UPDATE 8/3/2015: After just over a month at the top of the U.S. 2014 box office, Mockingjay has unfortunately been beaten this weekend by Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, which is now the highest-grossing film of 2014 domestically with $337 million.
Original post follows below:
After nearly 8 weeks of theatrical release, Mockingjay - Part 1 has finally beaten Guardians of the Galaxy's box-office gross of $333,172,112 by just under $8k on Wednesday to become the highest grossing film of the year domestically (in the United States, Canada, Guatemala and Puerto Rico) with a total domestic gross of $333,180,638 (via BoxOfficeMojo), the second time in a row for the franchise; and a staggering achievement given the film had no extra charges from 3D or IMAX formats in the US.
That being said however, some are predicting the R-rated (and ironically, given his regular collaborations with Jen, starring) Bradley Cooper breakout American Sniper, which, following its expansion to wide and IMAX release after a limited release in December (which makes it a 2014 film), earned $107 million last weekend, to cause an upset and break into the top 3 alongside Mockingjay and Guardians. We may be in 2015 but the race isn't over just yet...
Overseas the film is in 11th place for the year; it has earned $379 million, with a possibility of crossing $400 million once the film opens in Japan and China (in 3D) in the coming months. Putting the two together in terms of worldwide totals, the film is #7 with $712 million earned worldwide.
Also Yahoo! Music reports that The Hanging Tree has sold over 1 million copies digitally, thereby going Platinum. A CD single of the song has also been made available to purchase in select territories on Amazon.
We're keeping our fingers crossed for Part 2's success next year!