The games manage to stay on top as "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I" holds the crown for the second weekend in a row with an additional 56.9 mil and now past the 200 mil cume. No doubt will hit over 300 mil at this rate by the time the new year hits. New at #2 is "Penguins of Madagascar" with a weekend total of 25.8 mil and a holiday 5-day total of 36 mil. This was well below expectations, about half in fact. Holding strong at #3 is "Big Hero 6" earning another 18.8 mil as it makes its way to the 200 mil mark. Should get it fairly easily by Christmas and it seems that Penguins didn't put much of a dent in them. The debut of the new Star Wars trailer on Friday could have had something to do with the low drop for this film. Also holding its ground at #4 is "Interstellar" with 15.8 mil and still looks like a solid award contender. Rounding off the top 5 is "Horrible Bosses 2" with 15.7 mil for the weekend and a 5-day total of 23 mil. This is below the opening box office from what its predecessor did 3 years ago and well below expectations as well.
New movies next week:
Now is the weekend that is traditionally the transition between Thanksgiving and before the launch of the big holiday movies for the rest of the year so ... the throw-away week! We just have one semi-wide release, "The Pyramid" with less than 1000 screens and might open to 10 mil but probably well below that.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst