Dropping to second place is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Slowly eroding away it will finish behind all previous installments and hard to say what that means for Mockingjay Part 2. Last week’s runner up Penquins of Madagascar dropped to 3 and hasn’t been attracting too much business itself.
Chris Rock released a new movie to great reviews and playing in only 979 theatres made $7.2 million for a 4th place finish. Having one of the best per screen average in the top 10 with $7,354 it is looking good as the movie expands into more locations in the coming weeks.
Big Hero 6 and Interstellar both opened on the same day and have both been doing really well. The both had a similar drop around 25% this week. Meanwhile two sequels Horrible Bosses 2 and Dumb and Dumber To consider their rapid slide dropping 45% and 34% respectively.
Two Oscar contenders round out the top 10. The Theory of Everything increased their theater count and came in 9th with $2.5 million. The movie is looking for multiple award nominations including Picture, Actor, and Actress. So expect it to play for a while. Entering the top 10 after expanding from 21 to 116 theaters was Wild a movie that looks to score Reese Witherspoon her second Oscar nomination. With a stellar average of $12,931 per theater it hopes to get strong word of mouth and maybe get a few more nominations.
Falling out of the Top 10 was Gone Girl which remained for 10 weeks.
The Top 10 is below
2. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 $ 13,200,000
3. Penguins of Madagascar $ 7,300,000
4. Top Five $ 7,210,000
5. Big Hero 6 $ 6,145,000
6. Interstellar $ 5,500,000
7. Horrible Bosses 2 $ 4,630,000
8. Dumb and Dumber To $ 2,800,000
9. The Theory of Everything $ 2,525,000
10. Wild $ 1,550,000