The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 enjoys biggest debut of 2014 at UK box office

Latest in the hit franchise debuted with £12.64m.
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Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has enjoyed the biggest debut of the year at the UK box office.

After becoming the seventh biggest Thursday opening of all time, the latest in the hit franchise debuted with £12.64m, passing The Inbetweeners 2's opening of £12.54, reports Screen.

This also means The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 achieved the highest opening of the series to date, beating Catching Fire’s debut of £12.2m.

Elsewhere, competition this weekend comes in the form of Disney's Frozen, back in cinemas in a sing-along form following the sing-along screenings at London’s Royal Albert Hall last week, as well Paddington's big screen debut.


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