Being right week after week is getting a bit boring. The Hunger Games took the top spot for the second week in a row with $21.6 million for a domestic total of $257.7.
Those Penguins of Madagascar held their own at number two for a second week with another $11.1 million. But with a budget bigger than Katniss’ ($125M vs. $132M), we won’t be seeing a sequel anytime soon.
Horrible Bosses 2 got promoted to number three, climbing up from last weeks’ number five spot. The comedy took in $8.6 million adding to their domestic total of $36 million. All may not yet be lost for a third installment.
Big Hero 6 dropped a spot to number four with $8.1 million and a worldwide total of just $240 million. This animated tale is no Frozen, that’s for sure.
Interstellar flew into number five with $8 million and a domestic total of $158 million. With a budget of $165 million, foreign sales of $439 million are astounding.
Dumb and Dumber To continue to drop the charts and I. Q.s at number six with $4.1 million and a domestic total of $78 million. Not bad considering its predecessor made $127 million domestic… twenty years ago.
The Theory of Everything remained strong at number seven with $2.6 million. Good word of mouth and Eddie Redmayne’s performance are keeping this indie on the charts after five weeks in release.
Gone Girl is slipping away at number eight with $1.5 million and an amazing domestic total of $162 million.
Fox’s barely advertised horror flick The Pyramid opened at number nine with $1.3 million. Did the someone hack into their marketing system?
Rounding out the top ten was Birdman with $1.1 million and a domestic total of $18.9 million.
Too bad – with a budget of $18 million, this was finally seeing some profit.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $21,600,000 $257,700,000
2 Penguins of Madagascar $11,100,000 $49,591,000
3 Horrible Bosses 2 $8,600,000 $36,075,000
4 Big Hero 6 $8,130,000 $177,548,000
5 Interstellar $8,000,000 $158,657,000
6 Dumb and Dumber To $4,169,000 $78,081,000
7 The Theory of Everything $2,668,000 $13,613,000
8 Gone Girl $1,500,000 $162,861,000
9 The Pyramid $1,350,000 $1,350,000
10 Birdman $1,150,000 $18,919,000
Next week, Exodus: Gods and Kings with Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton opens. Look for them to d-throne Miss Katniss. Tune in to see if I’m right.
Until then, happy movie going!