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BOX OFFICE: “Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Wins Thanksgiving Weekend

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BOX OFFICE: “Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Wins Thanksgiving Weekend

The Thanksgiving weekend was easily won by “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” earning an estimated $82.7 million over the five-day holiday, bringing its domestic haul up to $225 million in its second week. However, Variety reports that “Mockingjay” is down from the record-setting $110 million earned by last year’s “Hunger Games” installment, “Catching Fire.”

Variety also notes that the overall box office numbers are down 20% from last year’s holiday weekend, which were also helped by Disney’s “Frozen” — the second-highest Thanksgiving performer with $93 million, and second-highest release for the holiday.

The domestic estimates for the weekend also had the Dreamworks animated family film “Penguins of Madagascar” in second place with a $25 million, while “Big Hero 6” and “Interstellar” held on at third and fourth place respectively. Disney’s “Big Hero 6” dropped 6.5% from last week’s numbers, picking up $18.7 million to bring its total domestic gross to $167 million, while “Interstellar” picked up $15.8 million on the weekend domestically, and actually went up 3% from last week. Christopher Nolan’s space epic has cleared $500 million world-wide, and has earned $359.2 million at the foreign box office, according to Box Office Mojo.

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