Los Angeles: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" is now 2014's highest-grossing movie in the US.
The Jennifer Lawrence-starring film snatched the title from the previous holder "Guardians of the Galaxy" following a battle at the box office. Per Wednesday, January 21, "Mockingjay" collected USD 333.2 million while "Guardians" garnered USD 333.17 million domestically, reported Ace Showbiz.
"Mockingjay" was released on November 21 and so far has collected over USD 700 million worldwide. It opens in China on February 8.
In 2013, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" also faced off a Marvel movie in a similar battle. Back then, the Lionsgate project toppled "Iron Man 3" from its top position as the highest-grossing movie. It eventually garnered USD 424.7M, passing Robert Downey Jr-starring superhero film at USD 409M.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" is set for release on November 20. Also featuring Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth among others, the action adventure movie is directed by Francis Lawrence.