U.S. Weekend Box Office Round Up Fri Dec 5 – Sun Dec 7, 2014

Mockingjay Part 1The pre Christmas box office cool off is in full effect with this weekend being the 2nd worst in all 2014 for North America. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One (4,054 screens) took out the top spot for the 3rd week in a row, even with a 62.1% fall week on week, with $21.6m on a $5,328 screen average. Considering nothing of any major level released last Friday there was never going to be much change in the rankings. Hunger has now grossed $257.7m domestically and is still on track for that $310m finish that we predicted when the film opened to $123m. Sitting on $560.5m globally, the movie is amassing a 54% ex U.S. market share, the strongest of all 3 films, even when this will be the lowest performer.

Penguins Of Madagascar (3,775 screens) held 2nd place, slipping 56.4% week on week, to gross $11.1m off a $2,940 screen average. Sitting just shy of $50m domestically, the pre-Christmas holidays is keeping families out of the theatres and you can expect this to jump back up in screen averages in the next 2 weeks when schools break for the festive season.

Horrible Bosses 2 (3,400 screens) slipped 44% week on week to take 3rd with $8.6m off a $2,529 screen average. The film has just crossed $36.1m domestically. The original had passed $70m by the end of its 2nd week by comparison. $50m finish for part 2.

Big Hero Six (3,168 screens) slips 56.8% to take $8.13m and bring its domestic haul to $177.5m. Like Penguins, this will kick back up once schools break for the holidays.

The Pyramid (589 screens), a limited release horror flick, bombed with $1.35m on the back of a malnourishing $2,292 screen average.

In Cinemas Friday December 12, 2014 – Exodus: Gods and Kings, Top Five, Inherent Vice

Figures From Box Office Mojo

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count /Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 LGF $21,600,000 -62.1% 4,054 -97 $5,328 $257,700,000 $125 3
2 2 Penguins of Madagascar Fox $11,100,000 -56.4% 3,775 +11 $2,940 $49,591,000 $132 2
3 5 Horrible Bosses 2 WB $8,600,000 -44.4% 3,400 +25 $2,529 $36,075,000 $42 2
4 3 Big Hero 6 BV $8,130,000 -56.8% 3,168 -197 $2,566 $177,548,000 $165 5
5 4 Interstellar Par. $8,000,000 -49.2% 3,028 -38 $2,642 $158,657,000 $165 5
6 6 Dumb and Dumber To Uni. $4,169,000 -50.1% 3,088 -42 $1,350 $78,081,000 4
7 7 The Theory of Everything Focus $2,668,000 -46.8% 826 +24 $3,230 $13,613,000 5
8 8 Gone Girl Fox $1,500,000 -39.2% 1,205 +31 $1,245 $162,861,000 $61 10
9 N The Pyramid Fox $1,350,000 589 $2,292 $1,350,000 1
10 9 Birdman FoxS $1,150,000 -38.6% 738 +28 $1,558 $18,919,000 $18 8