Cartoons at the box office: No new releases leads to another "Hunger Games" win

As I noted last week, there’s not a single wide new release for this weekend (a few limited-release films don’t count). As such, this is one of the slowest weekends of the year.

Topping the box office is “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” which earned $21.6 million (-62.1% from last weekend). Its totals now stand at $257.7 million domestic, $302.8 million overseas, and $560.5 million globally. Forbes notes it’s tied for the third top-grossing film of the year with “The LEGO Movie,” and should surpass “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”‘s $259.8 million this week to become the second domestic top-grossing film of the year (after “Guardians of the Galaxy”).

Elsewhere, “Penguins of Madagascar” came in second place again, earning $11.1 million (-56.4%). The film’s earned $49.6 million domestic and $93.8 million overseas, for a global total of $143.4 million. While it’s doing well overseas as long predicted, domestically, it’s doing not as well—even “Rise of the Guardians” and “Turbo” had both earned more than “Penguins” by this point, according to Forbes.

“Big Hero 6” came in fourth place, earning $8.1 million (-56.8%). The superhero film’s earnings so far stand at $177.5 million domestic and $62.8 million overseas, or a global total of $240.3 million. Forbes states “Big Hero 6” should soon surpass what “Wreck-It Ralph” made domestically.

“Interstellar” came in fifth place, earning $8 million (-49.2%). Its totals stand at $158.7 million domestic, $434.4 million overseas, and $593.1 million globally.

“The Theory of Everything” stayed in seventh place, earning $2.7 million (-46.8%). The Stephen Hawking biopic has made $13.6 million to date.

“Gone Girl” has yet to disappear, coming in eighth place again and earning $1.5 million (-39.2%). Its totals stand at $162.9 million domestic, $173.4 million overseas, and $336.3 million globally.

Finally, “Birdman” came in tenth place (behind low-budget horror film “The Pyramid” opening in ninth place), earning $1.2 million (-38.6%). It’s pulled in $19.7 million so far.

Next weekend sees one big release, the Biblical-themed (yet not ethnically diverse) film “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”

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