Biggest Blockbuster Movies for the Week of Dec. 1st to Dec. 7th

Marie Skillern| December 8, 2014

Check out Hollywood’s biggest and top grossing blockbuster movies that hit the big screen last week:


1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lions Gate)

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a science fiction adventure film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks. This movie is actually based on Suzanne Collin’s book of the same name. Currently in its 3rd week, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 reached a total gross of $257,700,000.


2. Penguins of Madagascar (Fox)

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Penguins of Madagascar is a computer-animated action comedy film that features the penguins named Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. It stars the voices of Chris Miller, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon and Christopher Knights. The film earned $49,591,000 in its 2nd week.


3. Horrible Bosses 2 (Warner Bros.)

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Horrible Bosses 2 is an American comedy film that follows the story of Nick, Dale and Kurt as they start a new business. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned due to an untrustworthy investor. Horrible Bosses 2 is a sequel to the 2011 film, Horrible Bosses. The film earned $36,075,000 in its 2nd week.


4. Big Hero 6 (Buena Vista)

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The computer-animated action, drama, superhero film, Big Hero 6 follows the life of a genius who forms a superhero team to take revenge for the death of his brother. The film is directed by Chris White and Don Hall. Big Hero 6 earned $177,548,000 in its 5th week.


5. Interstellar (Paramount)

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Interstellar is a science fiction film, following the story of a group of space travelers who are bound to travel through a wormhole in order to look for a new habitable planet. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine. It is also directed by Christopher Nolan. In its 5th week, the film earned $158,657,000.


6. Dumb and Dumber To (Universal)

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Dumb and Dumber To, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, is a sequel to the American comedy film, Dumb and Dumber. Both will reprise their roles 20 years after their very first adventure, as they search for Harry’s daughter, who had been adopted. The film earned $158,657,000 in its 5th week.


7. The Theory of Everything (Focus)

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The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh, is a British biographical romantic drama film that was inspired by Jane Wilde Hawking’s Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. It features the story of the physicist Eddie Redmayne and literature student Jane Wilde. The Theory of Everything earned a total of $13,613,000 in its 5th week.


8. Gone Girl (Fox)

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Gone Girl is a mystery thriller film following the life of a young man, whose wife went missing. Apparently, all evidence is pointing to him. The film stars Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon and Tyler Perry and is directed by David Fincher. Gone Girl reached total sales of $162,861,000 in its 10th week.


9. The Pyramid (Fox)

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The Pyramid is a 2014 horror film, starring Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O’Hare and Daniel Amerman. It follows the story of a team of archaeologists, who discovers a pyramid that is hidden and buried under the desert of Egypt. They investigate inside and find themselves lost within the complex labyrinth of the pyramid. The film earned $1,350,000 in its 1st week.


10. Birdman (Fox)

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Birdman follows the life of a washed-up actor, who tries to reclaim his glory by joining a Broadway play. The film stars Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifiniakis, Andrea Riseborough, Naomi Watts and Amy Ryan. In its 8th week, the film reached total sales of $18,919,000.



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