Lionsgate’s ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ easily won the North American weekend box office for the third time but there was little by way of competition. There were no new releases with distributors steering clear of the traditional Christmas shopping weekend, and other holdovers remained off the pace. The Y.A. blockbuster took advantage with a solid $21m hold but its overall tally of $257.7m is comparatively disappointing and almost $80m below predecessor, ‘Catching Fire’ at the same stage. It remains to be seen whether the franchise’s final instalment, ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’, can counter franchise fatigue.