Rachel Zegler’s ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes’ Receives Worst Critic Scores Of Entire Franchise
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes starring Rachel Zegler has received the worst critic scores of the entire The Hunger Games franchise.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes currently has a 60% Tomatometer score from 85 reviews with an average score of 6.3 out of 10. It has 51 fresh reviews and 34 rotten reviews.
Looking at the Top Critics it has a rotten 46% with an average score of 5.9 out of 10 with 12 fresh reviews and 14 rotten reviews.
In comparison, The Hunger Games received an 84% Tomatometer score from 318 reviews. It received a 7.3 out of 10 with 268 fresh reviews and 50 rotten reviews.
The Top Critics score clocked in at 82% with an average score of 7.2 out of 10 with 64 fresh reviews and 14 rotten reviews.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire received a 90% Tomatometer score with an average rating of 7.6 out of 10. It received 267 fresh reviews and 29 rotten reviews.
The Top Critics gave it an 89% The average review was 7.5 out of 10. It had 68 fresh reviews and 8 rotten reviews.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 received a 70% Tomatometer score. The average rating was 6.3 out of 10 with 213 fresh reviews and 93 rotten ones.
The Top Critics gave it a 66% with an average rating of 6.10 out of 10. It had 51 fresh reviews and 26 rotten ones.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 also had a 70% Tomatometer score. The average rating was 6.5 out of 10 with 205 fresh reviews and 89 rotten reviews.
The Top Critics score clocked in at 68% with an average rating of 6.4 out of 10. It had 49 fresh reviews and 23 rotten reviews.
Over on Metacritic, Zegler’s The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is the worst performing film in the franchise. It has a Metascore of 52 from 32 critics. There are 14 positive reviews, 12 mixed reviews, and 6 negative reviews.
The original The Hunger Games received a Metascore of 68. it received 39 positive reviews, 8 mixed reviews, and 2 negative reviews.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had a Metascore of 76. It had 44 positive reviews, 5 mixed reviews, and 0 negative reviews.
Mockinjay Part 1 had a Metascore of 64. It received 29 positive reviews, 15 mixed reviews, and 2 negative reviews.
Finally, Mockingjay Part 2 had a Metascore of 65. It received 32 positive reviews, 11 mixed reviews, and 2 negative reviews.
On top of these poor critic scores, the film is predicted to have the worst opening weekend in franchise history as well.
Box Office Pro projects the film will only gross between $42 million and $55 million in its opening weekend. Specifically, they project the film will gross $47.1 million.
The outlet previously indicated the film would gross between $97 million and $157 million in its entire domestic run.
All four of the previous films had opening weekends above $102 million. Mockingjay Part 2 had the lowest opening weekend of $102.6 million. Mockingjay Part 1 brought in $121.8 million. The original film grossed $152.5 million in its opening weekend and the Catching Fire sequel did $158 million.
While the film is doing worse on all metrics compared to other films in the franchise, it will likely fare better than The Marvels since it’s estimated production budget is only $100 million.
That means the movie needs to get to $250 million to break even to cover the film’s box office split with theaters as well as its marketing costs.
Depending on what kind of legs the film has as well as its international performance will determine whether it gets to $250 million. As it looks now, it will be close to the break even mark.
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