The Hunger Games: Mockingjay continues to hold onto the #1 spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row, and the film is close to be the second largest film of the year.
The third film in the Hunger Games franchise didn’t face much competition this weekend, so it had no issue bringing in $21.6 million and beating out The Penguins of Madagascar which was the runner-up with $10 million less. Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and based on Cheryl Strayed’s book of the same name, opened as well this weekend but only in 21 theaters – thus only grossing $630,000.
Horrible Bosses 2 and Disney’s Big Hero 6 grab the third and forth slots, while Interstellar rounded out the top 5 – despite having decreased by half after the Thanksgiving holiday. The film only brought in $8 million this weekend.
Currently, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay sits behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier which brought in $259.8 million and The Lego Movie with $257.8 million. The film should close out the weekend with $258 million. If Mockingjay wants to overtake the #1 spot, that would be Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with $332.5 million.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer
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