The Angels. The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to the successful saga of the same name, won first place at the box office in the United States and Canada with a gross of $44 million during its first week in theaters.
The film is showing “very good numbers” for an action prequel and is expected to do well internationally as well, according to David Gross, industry expert at Franchise Entertainment Research.
Tom Blyth leads the cast as Coriolanus Snow, a role previously played by Donald Sutherland in previous installments, along with Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage and Jason Schwartzman.
The plot is set in the tenth edition of the Hunger Games, in the dystopian universe of Panem.
In second place at the box office, the new installment of Trolls 3 enters directly with a total of $30.6 million in weekend receipts. The animated film explores the story of Branch and the boy band he formed with his brothers.
On the other hand, The Marvels, a superheroine film from Marvel Studios, experienced a significant decline, now occupying third place after a disappointing premiere last week.
The plot reunites Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson), with her colleagues from the Disney + series WandaVision and Miss Marvel, played by Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani, respectively .
In fourth place is Black Friday, which in the first weekend in theaters tells the story of a small town in the northeast of the United States that was terrorized by an ax murderer during the Thanksgiving holiday.
In fifth place was the horror film Five Nights at Freddy’s, which earned $3.5 million.
The other five most watched films are:
6. “Those Who Remain” ($2.7 million)
7. “The worst team in the world” ($2.5 million)
8. “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” ($2.4 million)
9. “Priscilla” ($2.3 million)
10. “The Moon Killers” ($1.9 million).