Weekend Box Office: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Devours the Competition, Repeats at No. 1

weekend box office hunger games mockingjay part 1DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Moviegoers wanted another helping of “The Hunger Games.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” ruled the Thanksgiving box office for a second weekend in a row with $56.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The total haul for the latest installment of the Lionsgate dystopian series starring Jennifer Lawrence stands at $225.7 million.

DreamWorks Animation’s “Penguins of Madagascar” opened in second place with $25.8 million. The animated spin-off focuses on the penguins from DreamWorks’ “Madagascar” franchise.

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” and Paramount’s “Interstellar” respectively held onto the third and fourth positions with $18.7 million and $15.8 million in their fourth weekend at the box office.

The Warner Bros. comedy sequel “Horrible Bosses 2” featuring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day debuted in fifth place with $15.7 million.

from The Moviefone Blog http://news.moviefone.com/2014/11/30/weekend-box-office-hunger-games-mockingjay/

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