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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY DEVOURS HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE

November 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The bird that ruled the box-office roost over the Thanksgiving holiday was not a turkey — and certainly not a penguin — but a peculiar cross between a mockingbird and a jabberjay — a mockingjay.

The Wrap.com: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Fattens Up with $82 Million Thanksgiving Box Office.

The massive second week for Mockingjay left the rest of the field scrambling for leftovers. The weekend’s two wide openers both came in about $10 million under projections. DreamWorks Animation’s PG-rated family film Penguins of Madagascar finished second with $36 million for distributor Fox. And the R-rated New Line comedy Horrible Bosses 2 came in fourth with $22.6 million for Warner Bros.