BOX OFFICE: HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Claims Top Spot Again

Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 claimed first place for the third straight weekend with $21.6M in what was altogether a dreary weekend at the North American box office. Hit the jump to check it out.


Americans weren't interested in Thanksgiving leftovers this year as the post-Thanksgiving day into December frame only pulled in $77M-$79M. That is 16-19% off last year's figures. Those figures haven't been that low since 1998, when that same time period generated $66.4M. Much of the blame for that rests with the major studios who decided not to serve up any potential blockbusters.

It wasn't all bad news for the domestic box office as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took the top spot for the third weekend in a row with $21.6M. If you compare that to previous films in the series, Catching Fire made $4M more in its third weekend and The Hunger Games made $11M more. Mockingjay is now on the verge of surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259.76M) for second place at the domestic box office. Can it catch Guardians of the Galaxy's $332M by the time 2014 ends? We shall see.



1). The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (LGF)
4,054 theaters (-97) /$6.5M Fri./ $9.7M Sat. (+49%)/ $5.2M Sun. (-46%)
3-day cume: $21.6M (-62%)/ Total cume: $257.8M/Wk 3
 
2). The Penguins Of Madagascar (FOX)
3,775 theaters (11)/ $2.3M Fri. /$5.3M Sat. (+121%)/ $3.4M Sun. (-35%)
3-day cume: $11.1M (-56%)/ Total cume: $49.6M / Wk 2
 
3). Horrible Bosses 2 (WB)
3,400 theaters (+25) / $2.7M Fri. /$3.6M Sat. (+34%)/ $2M Sun. (-45%)
3-day cume: $8.3M (-46%)/ Total cume: $35.8M / Wk 2
 
4). Big Hero 6 (DIS)
3,168 theaters (-197) / $1.7M Fri. /$3.9M Sat. (+118%)/ $2.4M Sun. (-38%)
3-day cume: $8.1M (-57%)/ Total cume: $177.5M /Wk 5
 
5). Interstellar (PAR)
3,028 theaters (-38) / $2.1M Fri. /$3.5M Sat. (+68%)/ $2.1M Sun. (-40%)
3-day cume: $7.8M  (-50%)/ Total cume: $158.5M / Wk 5
 
6). Dumb and Dumber To (UNI)
3,086 theaters (-44) / $1.2M Fri./ $1.99M Sat. (+63%)/ $1M Sun. (-45%)
3-day cume: $4.2M  (-50%)/ Total cume: $78.2M /Wk 4
 
7). The Theory Of Everything (FOC)
826 theaters (+24) / $763K Fri. /$1.1M Sat. (+56%)/ $713K Sun. (-40%)
3-day cume: $2.6M (-48%)/ Total cume: $13.6M / Wk 5
 
8). Gone Girl (FOX)
1,205 theaters (+31) / $430K Fri. / $696K Sat. (+62%)/ $383K Sun. (-45%)
3-day cume: $1.4M (-43%)/ Total cume: $162.8M / Wk 10
 
9). The Pyramid (FOX)
589 theaters/ $460K Fri. /$548K Sat. (+19%)/ $333K Sun. (-39%)
3-day cume: $1.3M /Wk 1
 
10). Birdman (FSL)
738 theaters (+28) / 310K Fri. /$535K Sat. (+73%)/ $321K Sun. (-40%)
3-day cume: $1.1M/ Total cume: $18.9M /Wk 8
 

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate presents, a Color Force / Lionsgate production, a Francis Lawrence film.
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