The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Continues To Dominate Box Office
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 continues to destroy the box office competition. The blockbuster third installment in the hit franchise earned $21.6 million on an otherwise slow weekend to retain the box office crown. Mockingjay crossed the milestone $250 million mark at the domestic box office, and now has a total gross of $257.7 million in just three weeks.
The Penguins of Madagascar took second place with $11.1 million, followed by Horrible Bosses 2 with $8.6 million. Not surprisingly, the top three movies at the box office were sequels or spinoffs. While some critics decry the lack of originality in the industry, there’s no denying franchises are continuing to bring in the big bucks from moviegoers.
The #4 spot belonged to the animated family film Big Hero 6, not a sequel or spinoff but likely to have one in the future, as it earned $8.1 million to bring its five-week total to $177,548,000. Right behind at No. 5 was Interstellar with $8 million even, earning nearly double Dumb and Dumber To, whose $4.2 million put it at sixth place.
The Theory of Everything had box office receipts of $2.7 million for the seventh position. Rounding out the Top 10 were Gone Girl ($1.5 million), The Pyramid ($1.4 million), and Birdman ($1.2 million). What did you see this weekend?
And, in case you’re wondering, as 2014 winds down, Guardians of the Galaxy is the year’s overall domestic box office champ with $332 million. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is currently in fourth place, but will likely overtake The Lego Movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier by December 31.