Like expected, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is now Thanksgiving box office, grossing approximately US$ 14.6 million as the holiday weekend started on Wednesday, for a domestic total sum of US$ 157.6 million.
DreamWorks Animation's spinoff new family entry Penguins of Madagascar number two. Circulated by 20th Century Fox, this animated movie garnered US$ 6.3 million from 3654 theaters for a jutted out 5 day debut in US$ 40 million range, the low end of the expectations.
DWA of Jeffrey Katzenberg requires a box-office win, even though Penguins is facing strong contest from Disney’s holdover Big Hero 6. Past Thanksgiving, Frozen by Disney opened to a magnificent US$ 93.6 million.
Directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnelld, Penguins is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru and Peter Stormare. The spinoff got a A- CinemaScore.
Warner Bros and New Line’s new R-rated comedy film Horrible Bosses 2 started on US$ 4.3 million last Wednesday, putting it on course for a 5 day debut in US$ 30 million range, which is less than pre-release covering hinted. However, the Box-office sees a caution that projections might shift as long weekend wears on. The film did not get any good reviews. People cave it a B+.
Overall, it is expected that Mockingjay would win the race overall; with a 5 day gross of US$ 75 million, when it is compared to US$ 109 million for Hunger Games: Catching Fire around a year ago. The holiday profit is likely to go down from the year 2013, even though strong holdovers, including Interstellar and Big Hero 6, could lessen the damage.