The prequel to The Hunger Games, Ballad of singing birds and snakeshas emerged victorious at the film box office. Although it did not convince critics, it seems that the triumph of this story set many years before the original trilogy with Jennifer Lawrence, has revived interest in this dystopian saga based on the books by Suzanne Collins set in Panem. With more than 145 million dollars, Lionsgate is happy. That’s right, Marvel is on the rocks: The Marvels confirms its absolute failure.
The Lionsgate film, which returns viewers to The busy dystopia of Panem has grossed more than $44 million in the United States and $98 million worldwide. in its first weekend of release. These are numbers very far from those obtained by the original trilogy starring Jennifer Lawrence, yes, but they are enough to win the weekend over films like Trolls Band Togetherhe slasher thanksgiving and director Taika Waititi’s sports comedy, Next Goal Wins. But the most affected by The Marvelswhich plummeted more than 79% at the box office, the largest drop experienced by a film from the Marvel Cinematic Universesurpassing the record of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
The Marvels Thus, it achieves a negligible collection for its budget of more than 220 million dollars., obtaining about 161 million to its credit, insufficient at the moment to justify its cost and promotion. For many, it is a clear symptom of the fatigue of the genre of the superiors, as we already told you last week, but we will have to see the premiere of other more anticipated films from Marvel Studios and those of Kevin Feige. In any case, it is shaping up to be the first MCU film that does not reach $100 million in the US.
Another case is that of the aforementioned prequel of The Hunger Games, since its production cost just under 100 million dollars, more than the first film in the saga, but much less than the subsequent sequels. Analysts believe that it is well positioned at the box office and that its commercial career will last three to four more weeks, more than covering the investment and generating profits.