Mockingjay still on top
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Moviegoers wanted another helping of The Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One ruled the Thanksgiving box office for a second weekend in a row with $56.9 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. The total haul for the latest instalment of the Lionsgate dystopian series starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen stands at $225.7 million domestically and $254.4 million internationally.
Penguins of Madagascar opened in second place with a chilly $25.8 million. The animated spin-off centres on the penguin characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar franchise. Penguins fared better overseas, where the film earned an additional $36 million.
Disney’s animated romp “Big Hero 6” and Paramount’s space-time saga “Interstellar” respectively held onto the third and fourth positions.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Rentrak.
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, $56.9 million
2. Penguins of Madagascar, $25.8 million
3. Big Hero 6, $18.7 million
4. Interstellar, $15.8 million
5. Horrible Bosses 2, $15.7 million
6. Dumb and Dumber To, $8.2 million
7. The Theory of Everything, $5 million.
8. Gone Girl, $2.4 million
9. Birdman, $1.8 million.
10. St Vincent, $1.7 million.