'Mockingjay' Disarms 'Penguins,' Retains Top Box Office Spot 

"Penguins of Madagascar," the fourth in the series of "Madagascar" films, took second place with ticket sales of $25.8 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters for the three days ending on Sunday.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," the third film in the dystopian action series starring Jennifer Lawrence, collected $56.9 million to hold off advances by animated films "Penguins of Madagascar" and "Big Hero 6" and claim victory at the U.S. holiday weekend box office.

"Penguins of Madagascar," the fourth in the series of "Madagascar" films, took second place with ticket sales of $25.8 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters for the three days ending on Sunday, according to tracking firm Rentrak.

Walt Disney's "Big Hero 6," the box office champion three weeks ago, was third with $18.8 million in ticket sales. The film has generated $167 million since its Nov. 7 release.

"Mockingjay," in which Lawrence plays the young archer who leads a rebellion, recorded $82.7 million in ticket sales over the five-day Thanksgiving Day weekend. It has generated more than $225 million since opening on Nov. 21.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" was distributed by Lionsgate. Dreamworks released "Penguins of Madagascar."

Here are the top 10 weekend estimates based on studio reporting:

1). The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I (LGF), 4,151 theaters / $24.1M Fri. /$21.85M Sat. (-t%)/ $10.9M Sun. (-%) / 3-day cume: $56.87M (-53%)/5-day cume: $82.685M/Total cume: $225.7M/ Wk 2

2). The Penguins Of Madagascar (FOX), 3,764 theaters (+110 from Wed.) / $10.45M Fri. / $9.65M Sat. (-8%)/$5.7M Sun. (-41%)/3-day cume: $25.8M/ 5-day cume: $36M / Wk 1

3). Big Hero 6 (DIS), 3,365 theaters (-285) / $7.7M Fri. / $7.2M Sat. (-6%)/ $3.8M Sun. (-47%)/3-day cume: $18.77M (-7%)/5-day cume: $26M/ Total Cume: $167.2M /Wk 4

4). Interstellar (PAR), 3,066 theaters (-349) / $6.6M Fri. /$6.1M Sat. (-8%)/ $3.1M Sun. (-49%) / 3-day cume: $15.8M (+3%) /5-day cume: $22M/ Total cume: $147.1M / Wk 4

5). Horrible Bosses 2 (WB/New Line), 3,375 theaters (+54 from Wed.)/$6.2M Fri./$6.125M Sat. (-1%)/$3.375M Sun (-45%)/3-day cume: $15.7M/5-day cume: $23.0M/Wk 1

6). Dumb and Dumber To (UNI), 3,130 theaters (-58) / $3.38M Fri./ $3.396M Sat. (+17%)/ $1.519M Sun. (-55%)/3-day cume: $8.295M (-41%)/5-day cume:$11.6M/ Total Cume: $72.2M /Wk 3

7). The Theory Of Everything (FOC), 802 theaters (+662) / $1.93M Fri. /$1.97M Sat. (+2%)/$1.18M Sun. (-40%)/ 3-day cume: $5.08M (+236%)/ 5-day cume: $6.43M/Total cume: $9.6M / Wk 4

8). Gone Girl (FOX), 1,174 theaters (-435) / $1M Fri. /$1.01M Sat. (+1%)/ $457K Sun. (-55%)/ 3-day cume: $2.47M (-13%)/ 5-day cume: $3.26M/Total cume: $160.8M / Wk 9

9). Birdman (FSL), 710 theaters (-152) / 740K Fri. /$750K Sat. (+1%)/$390K Sun. (-48%)/3-day cume: $1.88M (+1%)/5-day cume: $2.4M/ Total cume: $17.2M /Wk 7

10). St. Vincent (TWC), 1,256 theaters (-451) / $719K Fri./ $680K Sat.(-5%)/ $374K Sun. (-45%)/3-day cume: $1.77M (-21%)/5-day cume:$2.34M/ Total cume: $39.3M / Wk 8

Notable:

Foxcatcher (SPC), 72 theaters (+48) /3-day cume: $1.03M (+118%)/Total cume: $2.1M / Wk 3

The Imitation Game* (TWC), 4 theaters / $181K Fri. /$177K Sat. (-2%)/$124K Sun. (-30%)/ 3-day cume: $482K/ Wk 1

Whiplash (SPC), 179 theaters (-152), 3-day: $496K (-6%)/Total cume: $3.96M/Wk 8

Women Who Flirt (China Lion), 26 theaters, 3-day: $80K/5-day cume: $141K/Wk 1The Babadook* (IFC Midnight), 3 theaters, 3-day: $27K/Wk 1

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