Mockingjay Beats The Stuffing Out Of Thanksgiving Weekend Competition
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 beat the stuffing out of its Thanksgiving Weekend competition, and set a record in the process. The Jennifer Lawrence juggernaut earned approximately $82.7 million for the five-day holiday period, running away with the box office crown for a second straight week.
That haul was enough to make the record books. The Mockingjay total is the third highest of all time for the Thanksgiving Wednesday-Sunday frame, behind Frozen ($93.6 million) and Mockingjay‘s predecessor, Catching Fire ($109.9 million).
In second place for this weekend was The Penguins of Madagascar, the new animated release, raking in $36 million for the long weekend. That beat another family film, Big Hero 6, which grabbed the #3 spot with $26 million.
Horrible Bosses 2, a sequel to the raunchy 2011 comedy, actually opened to less than the first movie did, even though it had five days to earn box office grosses. The $23 million it did take in landed the flick in fourth place.
In fifth was Interstellar with $22 million, followed a ways behind by Dumb and Dumber To, which, at $11.6 million, hit #6. The Theory of Everything, in expanded release, made $6.4 million for seventh place.
Gone Girl was still chugging along, and its $3.3 million this weekend grabbed the #8 spot. Rounding out the Top 10 were Birdman with $2.4 million and St. Vincent with $2.3 million. What did you see this holiday weekend?