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NORTH AMERICA: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' Takes $236.1M in Two Weeks on December 05, 2014

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By Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 grossed $2.32 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 14th consecutive day. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down a sharp 79 percent from last Thursday's inflated Thanksgiving Day performance. Mockingjay - Part 1 comfortably led the weekly box office with a weekly take of $67.42 million. That represented a reasonable 60 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $236.13 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 is running 24 percent behind the massive $309.66 million two-week take of Catching Fire.

Horrible Bosses 2 was also down 1 percent from Wednesday to remain in second with $1.06 million on Thursday. The R-rated comedy sequel from Warner Bros. was down 65 percent from Thanksgiving Day. Horrible Bosses 2 placed in fourth for the week with $20.16 million. The film has grossed a significantly softer than expected $27.47 million in nine days, which places it 50 percent behind the $54.95 million nine-day take of 2011's Horrible Bosses (which opened on a Friday).

Paramount's Interstellar held steady in third place with $0.876 million. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was up 3 percent over Wednesday and down 71 percent from last Thursday. Interstellar surpassed the $150 million mark yesterday and has grossed $150.66 million after four weeks of wide release. For the week, Interstellar took fifth place with $19.36 million, which represented a decline of just 25 percent from the previous frame.

Penguins of Madagascar grossed $0.650 million to continue to claim fourth. The 3D computer animated spin-off from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was unchanged from Wednesday's performance and down 83 percent from last Thursday. The film placed in second for the week with $28.49 million. Penguins of Madagascar continues to run below expectations with a nine-day start of $38.49 million. That places the film 15 percent behind the $45.27 million nine-day take of 2011's The Muppets.

Fellow computer animated film Big Hero 6 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.482 million. The successful Disney release was up 2 percent over Wednesday and down 84 percent from last Thursday. Big Hero 6 took third place this week with $21.02 million. That represented a 36 percent decline from the previous week and brings the film's 28-day total to a strong $169.42 million.

NORTH AMERICA: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Maintains First Place Lead with $2.33M on Wednesday; 'Horrible Bosses 2' Adds $1.08M; 'Penguins of Madagascar' Takes $0.65M on December 04, 2014

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Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 added $2.33 million on Wednesday, bringing the film's total domestic gross to $233.8 million through 13 days of release. That puts the penultimate series chapter 24 percent off the pace of last year's Catching Fire. On its current trajectory, Mockingjay - Part 1 will end up grossing between $310 million and $320 million by the end of its domestic run.

Horrible Bosses 2 took in $1.08 million in second place yesterday. WB's comedy sequel has pulled $26.4 million since bowing on Wednesday of last week, placing it 45 percent behind its predecessor's gross at the same point.

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar added $0.85 million in third place on Wednesday, giving the space epic an overall domestic haul of $149.8 million to-date.

Fox reports that Penguins of Madagascar grossed $0.65 million in fourth place yesterday. The Madagascar spin-off has earned $37.84 million through its first eight days. That puts the toon 9 percent ahead of the pace of Rise of the Guardians, 15 percent behind The Muppets, and 25 percent behind Puss in Boots.

Rounding out the top five, Disney's Big Hero 6 posted $0.47 million yesterday. Its domestic tally now stands at $168.9 million--12 percent ahead of the pace of Wreck-It Ralph. The film is poised to ultimately end its run north of $200 million domestically.

Meanwhile, The Theory of Everything took in $0.34 million from 802 locations, giving it a solid $430 per-theater average. Its domestic take thus far is $10.62 million.

On the platform front, The Imitation Game pulled a strong $31,567 from 4 locations yesterday. That represents a per-screen average of $7,892. The film's six-day total stands at $579,249.

 

NORTH AMERICA: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' Leads Tuesday with $3.16M on December 03, 2014

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By Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 grossed $3.16 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth consecutive day. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence increased 20 percent over Monday and was down 74 percent from last Tuesday's inflated pre-Thanksgiving performance. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $231.48 million in twelve days, which places the film 24 percent behind the massive $303.71 million twelve-day take of Catching Fire.

Horrible Bosses 2 held steady in second place with $1.46 million. The R-rated comedy sequel from Warner Bros. was up a healthy 33 percent over Monday. While Horrible Bosses 2 has displayed very solid midweek holding power the past two days, the film is still off to a soft seven-day start of just $25.34 million. That places the film 40 percent behind the $42.37 million seven-day start of 2011's Horrible Bosses (which opened on a Friday).

Paramount's Interstellar took in $1.05 million to remain in third place. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was up 23 percent over Monday and down 57 percent from last Tuesday. Interstellar has grossed $148.93 million through 26 days and is set to surpass the $150 million domestic mark on Thursday.

Penguins of Madagascar grossed $0.939 million to continue to claim fourth. The 3D computer animated spin-off from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up a solid 16 percent over Monday. Penguins of Madagascar continues to perform below pre-release expectations with a seven-day start of $37.19 million. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $34.08 million seven-day take of 2012's Rise of the Guardians and 15 percent below the $43.63 million seven-day start of 2011's The Muppets.

Disney's Big Hero 6 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.633 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was up a slim 3 percent over Monday and down a sharp 81 percent from last Tuesday. Big Hero 6 has grossed $168.47 million in 26 days, which places the film 12 percent ahead of the $150.38 million 26-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

The Theory of Everything placed in seventh with $0.427 million. In the process, the awards season hopeful from Focus surpassed the $10 million mark yesterday. For the day, The Theory of Everything earned a healthy per-location average of $533 from 802 locations.

NORTH AMERICA: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' Remains #1 on Monday with $2.64M on December 02, 2014

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By Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took in $2.64 million on Monday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence has now led the daily box office for eleven consecutive days. Mockingjay - Part 1 was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 71 percent from last Monday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fell 76 percent on its second Monday to gross $3.40 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $228.32 million in eleven days, which places the film 24 percent behind the massive $299.69 million eleven-day take of Catching Fire.

On the heels of its lackluster fifth place debut over the weekend, Horrible Bosses 2 moved into second place on Monday with $1.10 million. The R-rated comedy sequel from Warner Bros. was down 65 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. While Horrible Bosses 2 appears as though it will perform relativity stronger on weekdays, the film is still off to a soft six-day start of just $23.88 million. That places the film 40 percent behind the $39.50 million six-day start of 2011's Horrible Bosses (which opened on a Friday).

Paramount's Interstellar claimed third place with $0.848 million. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was down 72 percent from Sunday and down 51 percent from last Monday. Interstellar continues to perform below expectations with a 25-day take of $147.88 million. That leaves the film $2.12 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark.

Penguins of Madagascar placed closely behind in fourth with $0.811 million. The 3D computer animated spin-off from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 85 percent from Sunday, which is a sure sign of how heavily the film is skewing towards family audiences. Penguins of Madagascar continues to perform below expectations with a six-day start of $36.25 million. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $33.18 million six-day start of 2012's Rise of the Guardians and 15 percent below the $42.59 million six-day start of 2011's The Muppets.

Disney's Big Hero 6 rounded out Monday's top five with $0.613 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios fell 85 percent from Sunday and a sharp 72 percent from last Monday's inflated pre-Thanksgiving performance. Big Hero 6 continues to perform very well with $167.83 million in 25 days. That places the film 12 percent ahead of the $149.84 million 25-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.


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