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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2' debuts to nearly $250 million globally

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2' debuts to nearly $250 million globally

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2” may have fallen short of expectations in the U.S. and Canada, but the series finale starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen is performing well overseas.

The Francis Lawrence-directed picture logged international opening weekend ticket sales of $146 million from 87 markets, according to Santa Monica-based studio Lionsgate. In 81 of those markets, the movie was No. 1. Some of those countries include Great Britain ($17.1 million), China ($16.4), Germany ($14.4) and Mexico ($8.7). The movie also did well in France, where parts of it was filmed, as well as Australia, Brazil and Russia.

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