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‘Mockingjay’ Flies In A Tad Lower In Weekend B.O. Actuals

Monday, 1:14PM: Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 generated a final weekend actual of $121.9 million, slightly lower than the distrib’s projected $123M yesterday and the industry estimate of $124.8M.  Nonetheless, a record for the year. Per screen for Mockingjay at 4,151 locales was $29,366.   Rival distribs, thirsting for a hit in the marketplace, were bullish on the domestic results for Mockingjay, however, Lionsgate always knew they would be more modest. Still the theatrical marketplace did get some fire: Mockingjay fueled the best 3-day weekend of the year with $194.3M, up 39% from last weekend.  However, Katniss has a hard time competing with herself: Compared to a year ago when Catching Fire sent the turnstiles ablaze with a $226.4M, this weekend was off 14% per Rentrak.

Lionsgate shareholders (LGF) aren’t having a heart attack about the lower grosses for the franchise. They see it’s a record bow in a sluggish year.  Shares fell between Thursday and Friday by 5%, from $35.01 to $33.25.  The morning shares dipped another 4% from the Friday close to $31.89, but the stock rebounded today to $33.10 at 4 PM EST.  The consensus on Wall Street is that International will clean up for Mockingjay Part 1.  The Sunday domestic B.O. results for the Jennifer Lawrence actioner were down 37% from Saturday, registering the lowest first Sunday in the franchise with $25.85M — a drop that’s roughly on par with the mid-thirty percent declines registered by The Hunger Games and Catching Fire on their first Sundays.  Similar to the first film, Mockingjay drew 60% females, with 52% being under 25 (within inches of both titles).

By slinging a flaming arrow into the annual box office, Katniss hardly made a dent: The annual B.O. to date still lags 3.6% behind 2013 through this past weekend with $9.17B. If we’re gonna catch up to 2013, young girls better get up and go see another screening of Mockingjay over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Best theater averages were charted by Mockingjay, Foxcatcher ($18,190) and Theory of Everything ($10,798), the latter swelling their cumes from expansions.

Top 20 weekend actuals from Rentrak Theatrical:

1). The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (LG), 4,151 theaters /  3-day cume: $121.897M/$29,366 average /Total cume: $121.897M/ Wk 1  Includes Thursday night previews. 

2). Big Hero 6 (DIS), 3,650 theaters (-123) /3-day cume: $20.1M (-42%)/$5,513 average/ Total cume: $135.7M /Wk 3

3). Interstellar (PAR), 3,415 theaters (-146) / 3-day cume: $15.3M (-46%) /$4,492 average/ Total cume: $120.9M / Wk 3

4). Dumb and Dumber To (UNI), 3,188 theaters (+34)/  3-day cume: $14.076M (-61%)/$4,415 average /Total cume: $57.7M/ Wk 2

5). Gone Girl (FOX), 1,609 theaters (-350) 3-day cume: $2.8M (-38)/$1,763 average/ Total cume: $156.8M / Wk 8

6). Beyond the Lights (REL), 1,766 theaters (-23) / 3-day cume: $2.6M (-58%)/$1,492 average /Total cume:$10.1M/Wk 2

7). St. Vincent (TWC), 1,707 theaters (-625) /3-day cume: $2.2M (-40%)/ $1,318 average/Total cume: $36.5M / Wk 7

8). Fury (SONY), 1,720 theaters (-662) / 3-day cume: $1.9M (-48%) /$1,130 average/ Total cume: $79.19M / Wk 6

9). Birdman (FSL), 862 theaters (+5) /3-day cume: $1.85M (-25%) /$2,150 average/ Total cume: $14.4M /Wk 6

10). The Theory of Everything (Focus), 140 theaters (+99) /3-day cume: $1.5M (+106%) /$10,798 average/ Total cume: $2.8M/Wk 3

11). Nightcrawler (OPRD), 1,102 theaters (-1,001) /3-day cume: $1.2M  (-58%)/$1,101 average/ Total cume: $27.17M / Wk 4

12). Ouija (UNI), 1,341 theaters (-1,041) / 3-day cume: $979K (-67%)/ $730 average/Total cume: $49.6 M / Wk 5

13). John Wick (LG), 972 theaters (-786) /3-day cume: $876K  (-61%)/$902 average/ Total cume: $40.6M / Wk 5

14). Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas (SG), 391 theaters (-19)/3-day cume: $651K (-34%)/ $1,666 average/Total cume: $1.9M /Wk 2

15). Alexander And The Terrible… (DIS), 754 theaters (-879) /3-day cume: $612K (-62%) /$812 average/ Total cume: $63.3M /Wk 7

16).Rosewater (OPRD), 371 theaters (0)/ 3-day cume: $567K (-51%)/ $1,528 average/Total cume: $2.07M/Wk 2

17). The Judge (WB), 505 theaters (-298) /3-day cume: $551K  (-48%)/$1,092 average/ Total cume: $45.3M / Wk 7

18). Whiplash (SPC), 331 theaters (-88) /3-day cume: $495K (-31%)/ $1,497 average/Total cume: $3.19M / Wk 7

19). The Guardians of the Galaxy (DIS), 324 theaters (+91) /3-day cume: $492K (+68%) /$1,517 average/ Total cume: $331.06M /Wk 17

20). Foxcatcher (SPC), 24 theaters (+18) / 3-day cume: $437K (+61%)/$18 ave,190 average/Total cume: $784K/Wk 2

NOTABLE:

25).Happy Ending (Eros), 129 theaters / 3-day cume: $199K /$1,540K average/Total cume: $199K/Wk 1

27).The Homesman (RA), 34 theaters (+30) / 3-day cume: $139K (+207%)/$4,097 average/Total cume: $201K/Wk 2

52). Happy Valley (Music Box), 4 theaters/3-day cume: $9K/$2,262 average/Total cume: $9,961K/Wk 1

59). The King and the Mockingbird (Rialto), 1 theater/3-day: $3K/$3,721 average/Total cume: $3,721K/Wk 1

66.) V/H/S: Viral (IFC), 4 theaters/3-day: $1K/$305 average/Total cume: $1,221

 

 

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