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Box office preview: 'Mockingjay' to top 'Penguins of Madagascar' and 'Horrible Bosses 2'

Two new films hit theaters this weekend—Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2—but they aren’t likely to knock The Hunger Games out of the top spot. Not even cute birds and funny sequels can beat the power of the massive franchise—or the power of Jennifer Lawrence.

Although The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 didn’t do as well as previous Hunger Games films’ opening weekends, it did open stronger than any other film this year with a weekend total of $121.9 million. And that alone sets it up for a strong second weekend, even up against two wide releases.

Penguins is also a franchise film, the fourth in the Madagascar series, and, unlike Mockingjay, a completely family-friendly movie. Horrible Bosses 2 does not have the family friendliness going for it, but it is a comedy—a genre that doesn’t currently have too many offerings at the theater. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'The Hunger Games' wins the weekend (and the year)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 predictably topped this weekend’s box office — but less predictably didn’t do as well as the previous films in the franchise.

The previous Hunger Games film, Catching Fire, also opened on the weekend before Thanksgiving, but ended its weekend with $158 million. Mockingjay, though, grossed $123 million. Compared to $158 million, and to the original Hunger Games‘ $152.5 million opening in 2012, $123 million is disappointing. But in the context of 2014, it’s amazing: Mockingjay had a stronger opening than any other film this year, beating out Transformers: Age of Extinction’s $100 million debut.

And while Catching Fire’s domestic opening beat Mockingjay’s, Mockingjay takes the prize for foreign totals: Lionsgate premiered the film in 85 international markets this weekend and made an estimated $152 million in those markets — four percent more than the $146 million Catching Fire brought in internationally its opening weekend. READ FULL STORY

Friday box office: everyone's going to see 'Mockingjay'

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 looks like it just had the best opening day of the year.

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Box office preview: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' is here

The odds are definitely in The Hunger Games‘ favor this weekend: The third film in the trilogy is expected to surpass the $100 million mark at this weekend’s box office, and will for sure take the No. 1 spot by a long shot.

The first two Hunger Games films proved the franchises’ ability to make big bank, with the first film making $152.5 million its first weekend and the second film, Catching Fire, grossing $158 million its opening weekend. This means this film is likely to follow in their footsteps, especially because it’s the only wide release this weekend. READ FULL STORY

AMC presents Unlimited ticket for infinite screenings of 'Interstellar'

Still wrestling with the twisty plot and brow-furrowing science of Interstellar?

Maybe you need to see it again—or three times—to wrap your head around Christopher Nolan’s trip into the final frontier (and the human heart!). Paramount and AMC Theatres have teamed up to make that easier: Cinephiles, sci-fi aficionados, and Nolan obsessives who are also AMC Stubs members can purchase an Interstellar Unlimited Ticket that is good for infinite screenings of the blockbuster. READ FULL STORY

Christopher Nolan explains reasoning behind 'Interstellar' sound

Couldn’t make out some of the dialogue in Interstellar? Good news: Your hearing is fine.

Director Christopher Nolan talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the use of sound in Interstellar and why some lines weren’t the easiest to hear. “There are particular moments in this film where I decided to use dialogue as a sound effect, so sometimes it’s mixed slightly underneath the other sound effects or in the other sound effects to emphasize how loud the surrounding noise is,” he said.
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Box office report: 'Dumb and Dumber To' beats 'Big Hero 6'

Dumb and Dumber fans flocked to theaters for the long-awaited Dumb and Dumber To this weekend. The sequel made an estimated $38.1 million for a strong debut — one that beat out Disney’s Big Hero 6.

Audiences first met Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ foolish alter egos in 1994’s Dumb and Dumber, a film that grossed $127.1 million in the U.S. and became an icon of low-brow comedy. Judging by this weekend’s box office, audiences’ tastes haven’t changed too much — even despite the critics’ consensus that the 20-years-later sequel is, well, not great.
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'Dumb and Dumber To' leads Friday box office with $14.2 million

Surprising most critics, the poorly-reviewed Dumb and Dumber To is leading the weekend box office by a wide margin, earning an estimated $14.2 million Friday. According to Box Office Mojo, the film is well on its way to making more than $35 million this weekend.

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Box office preview: 'Dumb and Dumber To' faces off against 'Big Hero 6'

Last week’s major releases were Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, two films with huge expectations. This week’s biggest release is Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel to 1994’s Dumb and Dumberand expectations aren’t quite as high.

When Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels first portrayed the Dumb and Dumber pair 20 years ago, audiences couldn’t get enough: The film grossed $127.2 million domestically and $247.3 worldwide. But those same audiences proved to be picky, because 2003’s prequel, When Harry Met Llyod, had a sad runit made $26.3 million domestically and never cracked the top five.
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Why 'Big Hero 6' beat 'Interstellar' at the box office

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Heading into last weekend’s box-office battle royale, the big new movies in wide release arrived as heavyweight contenders from opposing ends of the pop-cultural spectrum. In one corner, you had Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s $165 million sci-fi mind-trip—a 169-minute movie freighted with Big Ideas, serious actors, and sky-high commercial expectations thanks to months of mounting buzz. In the other corner: Big Hero 6. The CG-animated film, based on an obscure Marvel comic book, hit theaters with less name-brand recognition but substantially bolstered by its Disney pedigree—drafting on the blockbuster success of the studio’s 2013 smash Frozen.

One film was family-skewing, the other, fanboy-friendly. Interstellar basically monopolized the country’s IMAX theaters while Big Hero 6 made use of 3-D. According to pre-release audience awareness surveys, both movies were on track to do massive business. But when the box-office receipts were tallied, Big Hero 6 hauled in $56.2 million in its opening three days, handily edging out Interstellar’s $47.5 million gross for a surprise upset. READ FULL STORY

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