The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 took in $2.64 million on Monday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The third installment of Lionsgate’s blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence has now led the daily box office for eleven consecutive days. Mockingjay – Part 1 was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 71 percent from last Monday. In comparison, last year’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fell 76 percent on its second Monday to gross $3.40 million. Mockingjay – Part 1 has grossed $228.32 million in eleven days, which places the film 24 percent behind the massive $299.69 million eleven-day take of Catching Fire.
On the heels of its lackluster fifth place debut over the weekend, Horrible Bosses 2 moved into second place on Monday with $1.10 million. The R-rated comedy sequel from Warner Bros. was down 65 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day’s stronger daily holds among wide releases. While Horrible Bosses 2 appears as though it will perform relativity stronger on weekdays, the film is still off to a soft six-day start of just $23.88 million. That places the film 40 percent behind the $39.50 million six-day start of 2011’s Horrible Bosses (which opened on a Friday).
Paramount’s Interstellar claimed third place with $0.848 million. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was down 72 percent from Sunday and down 51 percent from last Monday. Interstellar continues to perform below expectations with a 25-day take of $147.88 million. That leaves the film $2.12 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark.
Penguins of Madagascar placed closely behind in fourth with $0.811 million. The 3D computer animated spin-off from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 85 percent from Sunday, which is a sure sign of how heavily the film is skewing towards family audiences. Penguins of Madagascar continues to perform below expectations with a six-day start of $36.25 million. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $33.18 million six-day start of 2012’s Rise of the Guardians and 15 percent below the $42.59 million six-day start of 2011’s The Muppets.
Disney’s Big Hero 6 rounded out Monday’s top five with $0.613 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios fell 85 percent from Sunday and a sharp 72 percent from last Monday’s inflated pre-Thanksgiving performance. Big Hero 6 continues to perform very well with $167.83 million in 25 days. That places the film 12 percent ahead of the $149.84 million 25-day take of 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph.