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- The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has claimed the top spot at the box office, beating out its competitors.
- This prequel adaptation explores the early life of President Coriolanus Snow and the origins of the Hunger Games.
- With a massive $19.1 million opening day, Ballad is on track for a successful $45 million opening weekend, driving for a positive outcome for the $100 million film.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has taken the #1 spot at the box office for the weekend. The movie is set long before Katniss’ story in the original Hunger Games movies and serves as an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ prequel book. Ballad explores the life of President Coriolanus Snow long before he actually secures a place as President of Panem. It also shows the development of the Hunger Games as a competition and entertainment product.
In telling Snow’s story, Ballad has already begun to dominate the box office. While The Marvels took the #1 spot last week, Ballad has blown it away. Ballad earned $19.1 million on its opening day, according to a report by Variety. The Marvels earned only $2.8 million on Friday, leaving Ballad with little competition. It is currently tracking for a $45 million opening weekend, which will help the $100 million Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes end with positive results.