Your US Box Office Report for 28th – 30th November…
After breaking domestic box office records last week, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 made it two weeks at the top of the US box office, beating out two new entries.
It may have dropped 53% in takings, but The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 took an impressive $56.8 million to retain the top spot. With a domestic total of $225.6 million after just two weeks, the penultimate movie in the Hunger Games franchise now sits at $480 million worldwide. It was reported last week that it had the lowest opening of the series thus far and it’s unlikely to beat the overall takings of The Hunger Games ($691.2 million) and will really struggle to topple The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($864.9 million). You can listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 using the player below:
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Even with the drop off in takings, Madagascar spin-off The Penguins of Madagascar only managed number two at the domestic box office with $25.8 million. However, it did have the early screenings lead in to give the movie an overall total of $36 million. That said, this is the lowest opening of the franchise by some margin with Madagascar opening to $47.2 million and peaking with Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa with $63.1 million.
Big Hero 6 and Interstellar remained close with their weekly takings taking $18.7 million and $15.8 million respectively. Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of Interstellar using the player below:
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This week’s only other new entry was Horrible Bosses 2 which saw Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day reprise their roles from the 2009 surprise hit and took a rather disappointing $15.7 million. Sadly for the filmmakers and Warner Bros., the movie has underperformed compared to the previous movie which opened to $28 million. The movie also underperformed overseas, adding just an extra $11 million to give a worldwide total of $34.7 million. You can hear the thoughts of the cast of Horrible Bosses 2 on the movie using the player below:
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In other box office news, Gone Girl has made it nine weeks in the Top 10, adding another $2.4 million to its $160.7 million total, while Birdman continues to soar with another $1.8 million from just 710 screens.
Here’s your top 10 and their domestic totals:
|1||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||$56.8 million||$225.6 million||2|
|2||The Penguins of Madagascar||$25.8 million||$36 million||NR|
|3||Big Hero 6||$18.7 million||$167.2 million||4|
|4||Interstellar||$17.8 million||$147 million||4|
|5||Horrible Bosses 2||$15.7 million||$23 million||NR|
|6||Dumb and Dumber To||$8.2 million||$72.5 million||3|
|7||The Theory of Everything||$5 million||$9.6 million||4|
|8||Gone Girl||$2.4 million||$160.7 million||9|
|9||Birdman||$1.8 million||$14.4 million||6|
|10||St. Vincent||$1.7 million||$39.3 million||8|
Last year’s number one – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($74 million)