'Hunger Games' tops U.S. chart with $123 million on opening weekend
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” scored the year’s biggest U.S. opening and added a further $152 million at overseas box offices for a global tally of $275 million.
Walt Disney’s animated action film “Big Hero 6” was second, with ticket sales of $20.1 million for the three days from Friday through Sunday pushing its three-week total to $135.7 million.
Director Christopher Nolan’s space adventure “Interstellar” was third with $15.1 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices. It has taken in $120.6 million since opening on Nov. 5.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” was distributed by Lionsgate. Disney released “Big Hero 6”, while “Interstellar” was released by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom.