'Mockingjay' Up In Actuals, 'Penguins', 'Bosses' A Bit Softer — Weekend B.O....

'Mockingjay' Up In Actuals, 'Penguins', 'Bosses' A Bit Softer — Weekend B.O. - Deadline.com

Weekend actuals are rolling in, and while Hunger Games – Mockingjay – Part 1 was actually up over its 3-day estimate of $56. 875M with an actual of $56. 97M. At $82. 6M, the threequel still holds its five-day holiday record (third best 5-day haul... All films on the chart this past weekend totaled $163. 15M, down 22% from last year’s post Thanksgiving weekend record of $208. 069M. That figure is actually a tad higher than what the 2008 Turkey frame grossed — but understand that a $160M... Last year was an all-time high, beating the previous year’s $207. 77M which was propped by Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 as well as four other films that made over $20M: Skyfall, Lincoln, Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians. Black Friday competition, lower Thanksgiving, downer year — call it whatever you want in terms of the factors that impacted this year’s post holiday weekend. Pound for pound, Catching Fire was a more riveting film for moviegoers than Mockingjay — hence the difference between their 3-day post turkey weekend grosses ( ). Not to mention, last year, Frozen, a big time draw for females at 57% racked up $67....

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