It’s no surprise to anyone that The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 was top dog this weekend. The real upset was how low its numbers were. This piece of the franchise took in $123 million, or $4.2 million per letter in its ridiculously long title. That’s about 22% less than both preceding installments.
Big Hero 6 held onto the number two spot with another $20 million and a domestic total of $135.7million.
Interstellar found a home at number three for a second week with $15 million and a domestic total of $120.9 million. With a budget of $165 million, Nolan better have a lot of global fans waiting to buy tickets.
Dumb and Dumber To dropped to number four with $13.8 million. Looks like the hardcore D&D fans were only able to make opening weekend bright.
Gone Girl held at number five with $2.8 million and an amazing worldwide total of $328 million over eight weeks.
Beyond the Lights was dim at number six with $2.6 million and a domestic total of just $10 million.
St. Vincent dropped a spot to number seven with another $2.3 million. This little movie’s staying power has been a box office miracle.
Fury was anything but at number eight with $1.9 million. The WWII drama has earned a domestic total of just $79 million in six weeks.
Birdman flew up a spot to number nine with $1.8 million and a domestic total of $14.4 million, but is still shy of its modest $18 million budget.
Rounding out the top ten was The Theory of Everything, which is certain to see some Oscar noms, with $1.5 million. After expanding to a much wider release, the indie charmer climbed up from number seventeen last week.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 The Hunger Games $123,000,000 $123,000,000
2 Big Hero 6 $20,086,000 $135,708,000
3 Interstellar $15,100,000 $120,692,000
4 Dumb and Dumber To $13,820,000 $57,473,000
5 Gone Girl $2,815,000 $156,823,000
6 Beyond the Lights $2,630,000 $10,124,000
7 St. Vincent $2,354,000 $36,613,000
8 Fury (2014) $1,900,000 $79,150,000
9 Birdman $1,855,000 $14,407,000
10 The Theory of… $1,500,000 $2,796,000
Next week Horrible Bosses 2 will take on Katniss and crew, but look for Hunger Games to pull a second number weekend, albeit, with significantly lower ticket sales. Tune in to see if I’m right.
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Until then, happy movie going!