Mockingjay Wins a 3rd Weekend

Closes in on $260M in sleepy weekend at the box office
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 7, 2014 11:17 AM CST
Mockingjay Wins a 3rd Weekend
Reese Witherspoon in "Wild," which opened in 21 theaters Wednesday and took in $630,000.   (Anne Marie Fox)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 claimed the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $21.6 million. The penultimate chapter in the massively successful franchise has now earned $257.7 million domestically. Mockingjay—Part 1 is still about $78 million shy of where the previous installment, Catching Fire, was in its third weekend just last year. Post-Thanksgiving is generally one of the year's slowest box office weekends, with no new, wide releases.

In the specialty box office world, awards hopeful Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, opened in 21 theaters Wednesday, earning an estimated $630,000 over the three-day. R-rated horror pic The Pyramid debuted in 589 theaters to a less impressive $1.35 million. (More box office stories.)

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