Guardians of the Galaxy currently sits as the domestically highest grossing film of 2014 with a total of $328 million, but it will probably lose the crown when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hits theaters. Catching Fire beat out Marvel’s Iron Man 3 last year by raking in $424 million, so unless Mockingjay gets utterly toxic word-of-mouth, it’s probably going to open big on November 21st and stay big through the holiday season.
How big? THR reports that preliminary tracking is putting the movie on track for a $130 million opening weekend. Transformers: Age of Extinction is 2014′s current record holder for opening weekend by reaching $100 million. It’s worth noting that worldwide box office is where the big money is coming from for studios these days, but a $150 million domestic opening would be nothing to scoff at. The real test for Mockingjay – Part 1 is whether it can top Age of Extinction‘s $1 billion worldwide gross. Catching Fire grossed $864 million worldwide. Hit the jump for the synopsis and latest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.