Box office: ‘Mockingjay’ manners Black Friday with $24.1 million as ‘Penguins …

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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ is stability a box bureau prohibited streak.

The penultimate installment of a abounding YA array has ruled a U.S. box bureau for a second weekend in a row, creation turkeys out of competitors (and associate sequels) “Horrible Bosses 2″ and “Penguins of Madagascar.” Lionsgate’s “Mohckingjay – Part 1″ scored $24.1 million on Friday as it heads for a weekend win with $56 million, bringing a five-day sum to $82 million.

If estimates hold, a film will have warranted $226 million domestically by weekend’s end. It had already crossed $200 million internationally by Thursday.

However, “Mockingjay – Part 1,” that feasted on $11.1 million on Thanksgiving Day, is still behind “Catching Fire’s” record-breaking $110 million finish during final year’s five-day holiday.

“Penguins of Madagascar” came in second on Friday with $10.5 million. The spin-off of DreamWorks Animation’s $1.8 billion grossing “Madagascar” authorization is headed for $26 million in a initial weekend. Its five-day sum of $36 million in next initial estimates, that were as high as $44 million.

The final installment, “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” non-stop to 60,316,738 in Jun of 2012. It eventually hauled $216.4 million in a U.S. ($746.9 million worldwide).

The charcterised comedy-adventure, that cost $132 million to make, is uttered by Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, and Conrad Vernon.

Another newcomer, “Horrible Bosses 2,” came in fifth behind holdovers “Big Hero 6″ and “Interstellar” in a holiday weekend of family-friendly options. The R-rated comedy grossed $6.2 million on Friday and will approaching move in usually underneath $23 million by Sunday — distant reduce than a $35 million it was approaching to make.

The initial installment non-stop to $28 million in Jul of 2011 and went on to acquire $117.5 million Stateside ($209.6 million worldwide).

The Warner Bros. comedy — Produced by New Line for $43 million — reunites Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jennifer Aniston, and introduced Christoph Waltz and Chris.

“Big Hero 6,” that faced off opposite “Penguins of Madagascar” for family audiences, is still going clever in third place. Disney’s charcterised strike done $7.7 million on Friday and will approaching acquire $19 million in a fourth weekend for a five-day sum of $26 million, lifting a domestic sum to $168 million.

Meanwhile, “Interstellar,” continues to boyant around in a box bureau stratosphere. Thanks to a Imax domination, a space epic done an estimated $6.6 million on Friday for a fourth place finish as it eyes between $16 million and $17 million this weekend. If estimates hold, Christopher Nolan’s space odyssey will have warranted roughly $23 million in 5 days for a domestic sum of $148 million.

Although personification in usually 802 theaters, Focus Features’ Oscar contender “The Theory of Everything” came in seventh on Friday with $1.9 million. It will cranky $5 million by Sunday for a five-day holiday support sum of $6.4 million.

The Imitation Game — another biopic with copiousness of Oscar hum — non-stop to $181,130 on Friday in usually 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles. The Alan Turing biopic, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is set to turn a a second best plcae normal of a year — $129,000 — if it earns $516,000 by Sunday, as expected.

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