Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes ascends to the pinnacle of box office

Hunger Games

This weekend’s top spot at the box office goes to The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Based on Suzanne Collins’s prequel novel of the same name the movie has received mixed reviews.

With $5.8 million coming from Thursday previews, Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” prequel brought in roughly $19.1 million on its first day of business from 3,776 theaters. This puts the film on pace for about $45 million first weekend gross which is below initial weekend expectations.

Box Office performance of “Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”

A lot hinges on the original “Hunger Games” movie’s success for Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes to succeed. One of the main factors in the success of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snake was the number of fans who saw the previous four movies.

The motivation for the secret was nostalgia, as fans were intrigued by the life of the main antagonist and how he eventually turned into the monster.

Despite its success, it is not nearly as good as the other four films in the franchise. Ballad’s failure to surpass the original film’s $152 million opening weekend may be attributed to the contentious choice to center the prequel around a villain from the first two films. Lionsgate will be disappointed because it only makes up half of the lowest opening weekend totals in the franchise’s history.

Though it won’t quite reach the heights of the first two films, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is expected to be a success.

What is Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes about?

The movie is based on the story of Coriolanus Snow, set 64 years before the original franchise and long before he became President Snow the leader of Panem, and the things he had to do to become one. The story also shows how the “Hunger Games” evolved into a contest where people kill one another to entertain others.

The official synopsis on YouTube states, “A young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for hanging in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive and reveal if he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake”.

The cast of the movie includes Tom Blyth as young Coriolanus, Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird, Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom, Viola Davis as Dr. Volumnia Gaul, other cast includes actors like Kjell Brutscheidt, Jason Schwartzman, Irene Böhm, Ashley Liao, Josh Andrés Rivera, and others.

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