Hunger Games Tops Box Office on Slow Weekend

Mockingjay Part 1In what has turned out to be an incredibly slow weekend for moviegoers, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is rolling in success. For the third consecutive week, the film has topped the Box Office in spite of this being one of the worst weekends recorded for quite some time.

As reported, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay has raked in roughly $21.6 million over the past weekend, bringing to three week total to an impressive $257.7 million. This second installment of the Hunger Games movies is doing great, just as the first movie did. That film was well-received around the world, pulling in $302.8 million specific to foreign markets and $560.5 million worldwide.

Considering the first Hunger Games movie only cost $125 million to make, revenue is amazing.

Following The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was Penguins of Madagascar, which is a fun family animated adventure involving high-spirited penguins. For this past weekend, this film brought in $11.1 million, pushing the two week gross revenue to $49.6 million.

In addition to doing well in American theaters, Penguins of Madagascar is popular in foreign markets. Since being show overseas, the film has earned $93.8 million, more than 65% of the film’s worldwide gross of $143.4 million.

After this film is Horrible Bosses 2, a great comedy that has earned roughly $8.6 million during the last weekend. As far as the two week revenue, the film has brought in around $36 million. However, the film has made less than half of what the first installment brought in back in 2011.

The Walt Disney animated adventure Big Hero 6 takes up the fourth place for this past weekend’s movies. This film follows the journey of Baymax and Hiro, along with their friends, something the entire family can enjoy watching. As far as earnings, the film made $8.1 this weekend, bringing the five-week total to $177.5 million.

Although there are some movies getting ready to be released to include Top Five starring Adam Sandler and Exodus: Gods and Kings with Christian Bale, critics are not sure they have the star power to take over first place from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.