Lionsgate’s Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, raked in nearly $100m worldwide in its opening weekend.

The return to the franchise for the first time in nearly a decade made $44m domestically and another $54.5m outside the U.S. and Canada for a $98.5m global tally. The film took the top slot in a packed field of new arrivals.

Universal and DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls Band Together pulled in $30.6m, the third-biggest opening for an animated film this year, Sony’s thriller Thanksgiving carved up $10.2m and the sports comedy Next Goal Wins kicked in $2.7m.

  1. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (Lions Gate): $44m total; 3,776 screens/$11,652 average per screen (Debut)
  2. Trolls Band Together (Universal): $30.6m total; 3,870 screens/$7,906 average per screen (Debut)
  3. The Marvels (Disney): $10.2m total; 4,030 screens/$2,531 average per screen (Week 2)
  4. Thanksgiving (TriStar): $10.2m total; 3,204 screens/$3,183 average per screen (Debut)
  5. Five Nights at Freddy’s (Universal): $3.5m total; 2,829 screens/$1,237 average per screen (Week 4)