Box Office: ‘Mockingjay’ Takes Flight, ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Interstellar’ Hold Steady

Lionsgate’s decision to split up the final Hunger Games movie seemed to be met with at least some backlash as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 finished its opening weekend with $123 million. That number is about 22 drop off from the previous films which both opened with more than $150 million.

Of course, we’re being nit-picky here as $123 million was a large enough opening to give Mockingjay – Part 1 the highest opening of the year, besting Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s alleged $100 million opening. Overall, the total ranks 15th all-time.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 also added $152 million internationally in 85 countries (including China and Japan) to raise its worldwide total to $275 million.

In a very distant second-place was Disney’s Big Hero 6 which continues to plug along adding $20.1 million to its growing total. To date, the film has grossed $135.7 million domestically and another $49.5 million internationally to bring its worldwide total to $185.2 million.

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar remained in third place with $15.1 million and has now made $120.7 million domestically. Worldwide, the film has made $450 million thanks to strong box office numbers in China and South Korea.

After opening in first place last weekend, Dumb and Dumber To tumbled 62% in its second week but still managed to take in $13.8 million. The sequel’s 10-day total now stands at $57.5 million.

Gone Girl rounded out the top five for the eighth week in a row, adding $2.8 million to its solid $156.8 million domestic total. Worldwide, the film has made $327.7 million thus far.

The Stephan Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything expanded to 140 locations over the weekend and cracked the top ten with an estimated $1.5 million. The film will make another large expansion over Thanksgiving weekend.


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