WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (12.08.14) — Like a Broken Record, “Mockingjay” Repeats Its Win


by: Madelyn Glymour | Contributor

The weekend box office, which is apparently resting quite happily and doesn’t want to be woken up, sleep-walked into the same top five as last week.The only shift is that Horrible Bosses 2 moved from fifth to third, proving that as long as it’s competing against low-grossing movies, it can be the leader of the low-grossing pack. Seriously, though, the bottom three are all within half a million of each other this week; it was likely anyone’s game, who came in third, fourth, and fifth, and Horrible Bosses was aided at least in part by the fact that it’s only its second week in theaters, and its theater count is still going up, while Big Hero 6 and Interstellar are showing their age at four weeks.

Next weekend, the box office gets its blood flowing again with the release of Exodus: Gods and Kings and Chris Rock’s Top Five. Check in Thursday for our official predictions.

#1 THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Weekend = $21.6 Million Total = $257.7 Million
#2 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Weekend = $11.1 Million Total = $49.591 Million
#3 HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Weekend = $8.6 Million Total = $36.075 Million
#4 BIG HERO 6 Weekend = $8.13 Million Total = $177.548 Million
#5 INTERSTELLAR Weekend = $8 Million Total = $158.657 Million