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'Mockingjay — Part 1' unexpectedly slow at Friday domestic box office
'Mockingjay — Part 1' unexpectedly slow at Friday domestic box office

There was no doubt which film would be the last one standing in the battle for the Friday box office. The only question was if “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” could match its own franchise’s previous performances. “Mockingjay” shot its way to the top with an estimated $55 million in domestic ticket sales Friday, far and away the night’s best performer. The film, the latest in the YA-dystopian franchise, played on 4,151 screens in the U.S., for an average of $13,250 per screen. These figures put “Mockingjay” on track to be the year’s biggest opener, handily beating the $41.9-million Friday haul by “Transformers: Age...

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