NORTH AMERICA: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Leads Tuesday with $3.16M

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 grossed $3.16 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth consecutive day. The third installment of Lionsgate’s blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence increased 20 percent over Monday and was down 74 percent from last Tuesday’s inflated pre-Thanksgiving performance. Mockingjay – Part 1 has grossed $231.48 million in twelve days, which places the film 24 percent behind the massive $303.71 million twelve-day take of Catching Fire.

Horrible Bosses 2 held steady in second place with $1.46 million. The R-rated comedy sequel from Warner Bros. was up a healthy 33 percent over Monday. While Horrible Bosses 2 has displayed very solid midweek holding power the past two days, the film is still off to a soft seven-day start of just $25.34 million. That places the film 40 percent behind the $42.37 million seven-day start of 2011’s Horrible Bosses (which opened on a Friday).

Paramount’s Interstellar took in $1.05 million to remain in third place. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was up 23 percent over Monday and down 57 percent from last Tuesday. Interstellar has grossed $148.93 million through 26 days and is set to surpass the $150 million domestic mark on Thursday.

Penguins of Madagascar grossed $0.939 million to continue to claim fourth. The 3D computer animated spin-off from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up a solid 16 percent over Monday. Penguins of Madagascar continues to perform below pre-release expectations with a seven-day start of $37.19 million. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $34.08 million seven-day take of 2012’s Rise of the Guardians and 15 percent below the $43.63 million seven-day start of 2011’s The Muppets.

Disney’s Big Hero 6 rounded out the day’s unchanged top five with $0.633 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was up a slim 3 percent over Monday and down a sharp 81 percent from last Tuesday. Big Hero 6 has grossed $168.47 million in 26 days, which places the film 12 percent ahead of the $150.38 million 26-day take of 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph.

The Theory of Everything placed in seventh with $0.427 million. In the process, the awards season hopeful from Focus surpassed the $10 million mark yesterday. For the day, The Theory of Everything earned a healthy per-location average of $533 from 802 locations.