‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Still at the Box Office’s Top Spot in Its Third Week

By Marie delos Santos | 2 years ago

It seems like the odds are in the favor of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” as they remain at the top spot in the box-office for three consecutive weeks. Read on for further details.

The box-office experienced a major Thanksgiving flop this weekend, which allowed the film to remain on top for the third time in a row. “Mockingjay – Part 1” is the third installment to “The Hunger Games” series, which grossed $21.6 million in its third week, bringing its current domestic haul to $257.7 million for a global total of $560.5 million. Its current domestic haul makes it the fourth highest-grossing movie of the year, falling $60,000 short of “The LEGO Movie” in third place, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ($259.7 million) in second place and “Guardians of the Galaxy” ($332 million) in first place.


“The film’s box office power may also have to do with the fact that it doesn’t have much competition right now,” said Ariana Bacle of Time.

DreamWorks Animation’s “Penguins of Madagascar” stayed at second place with $10.9 million, bringing the domestic total to $49.3 million and the global cume to $144.1 million.

“Horrible Bosses 2” ranked no. 3 and fell by 44 percent. It grossed $8.6 million in the weekend, for a domestic total of $36.1 million (lower than the earnings from the first “Horrible Bosses” film). The movie earned $7.1 million from 49 markets, bringing the international total to $23.1 million and worldwide haul of $59.2 million.

Coming in no. 4 is Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” which grossed $8.1 million in its fifth week, bringing the domestic total to $177.5 million. Overseas, the film earned another $4 million from 27 markets for a worldwide cume of $240.3 million.

Paramount’s “Interstellar” comes in at no. 5, which grossed $8 million, for a domestic total of $158.7 million.

The 20th Century Fox’s newly released horror film “The Pyramid” makes it to the ninth spot with $1.3 million.

US domestic box office top 10 weekend of Dec. 5-7 via Rentrak:

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

2. Penguins of Madagascar


3. Horrible Bosses 2

4. Big Hero 6

5. Interstellar

6. Dumb and Dumber To

7. The Theory of Everything

8. Gone Girl

9. The Pyramid

10. Birdman

There you have it for this week's box-office films. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Jenn Deering Davis