Friday Report: 'Mockingjay' Easily Tops Weak Box Office
by Ray Subers
December 6, 2014
|The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1|| |
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 held on to first place on a quiet Friday at the box office.
The penultimate chapter in the Hunger Games franchise added $6.56 million, which brings its total to $242.7 million. In comparison, Catching Fire had earned $317.4 million through the same point last year. For the weekend, look for Mockingjay to wind up with $21 to $23 million.
Horrible Bosses 2 took second place with $2.74 million. That's off 56 percent from last Friday, which is a good hold for the post-Thanksgiving weekend (the rest of the Top Five all dropped at least 67 percent). Still, the Bosses sequel has barely cracked $30 million, which is disappointing.
Penguins of Madagascar plummeted 77 percent to $2.38 million on Friday. For the weekend, it's poised to earn $10 to $11 million, and is now on track to fall short of $100 million total.
Interstellar added $2.14 million, which brings its total to $152.8 million. Big Hero 6 rounded out the Top Five with $1.81 million.
Playing at 589 theaters, The Pyramid opened in eighth place with $458,000. For the weekend, the low-budget horror movie should wind up with $1 to $1.5 million.
In limited release, Wild (2014) earned $165,000 at 21 locations ($7,857 per-theater average). Meanwhile, The Imitation Game added $108,000 from eight theaters.
1. Mockingjay - $22 million
2. Penguins - $10.7 million
3. Horrible Bosses - $8.5 million
4. Big Hero 6 - $7.6 million
5. Interstellar - $7.3 million
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• Forecast: 'Mockingjay' to Three-Peat On Quiet Post-Thanksgiving Weekend
• Grosses for Friday, December 5, 2014
• 2014 Domestic Box Office