2015 Offered Every Reason To Love And Hate Movie Sequels

Sequels aren’t just for getting new money out of old ideas anymore. Well, they’re not just for that.
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 made $101 million this past weekend. That’s a lot of money — multiple Breaking Bad storage units worth of moola. Those earnings made Mockingjay — Part 2 the fifth-highest opening of the year, but on the colossal scale on which a tentpole franchise like The Hunger Games operates, lumbering through multiplexes nationwide like a hungry giant, it was still a letdown, the lowest debut of the four movies in a series that’s been a reliable global success.

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