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'Mockingjay' Continues to Soar During Slow Weekend Box Office

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 topped the box office for the third time in a row with $21.6 million!

According to THR, the third film of the franchise, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, brought its domestic total to $257.7 million. It’s close to passing Captain America: The Winter Solider as the No. 2 title of the year in North America after Guardians of the Galaxy.

Staying in second place was Penguins of Madagascar, starring the voices of John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch, which fell 56 percent to earn $11.1 million, for a domestic total of $49.6 million so far.

Taking the No. 3 spot was Horrible Bosses 2, starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, which also fell to $8.6 million, for a domestic take of $36.1 million.

Rounding out the top five were the animated flick Big Hero 6 and the star-studded Interstellar, bringing in $8.1 million and $8 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, debuted to $630,000 from 21 theaters, for a location average of $30,000.

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'Mockingjay Part 1' Dominates Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has topped this holiday weekend box office with a whopping $82.7 million gross!

According to THR, the third film of the franchise, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, scored the third-best gross of all time for the five-day Thanksgiving weekend.

Coming in second place was Penguins of Madagascar, starring the voices of John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch, which debuted with $36 million.

Taking the No. 3 spot was the animated flick Big Hero 6, earning an additional $26 million in its fourth weekend.

Rounding out the top five were Horrible Bosses 2, starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and the star-studded Interstellar, bringing in $23 million and $22 million, respectively for the five-day weekend.

Meanwhile, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, opened in New York and Los Angeles with an impressive $482,000 for a location average of $120,500.

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Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Song is Top 40 Hit in UK

Jennifer Lawrence‘s song “The Hanging Tree” in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is now in the top 40 on the UK charts, according to BBC!

The 24-year-old actress’ song, which was co-written by composer James Newton and the folk rock band The Lumineers, reached number 29 on the charts.

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Jennifer sang the song as her character Katniss in a scene for the film, which is out in theaters now!

In case you didn’t know, “The Hanging Tree” is featured on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack.

To listen to Jennifer‘s vocals on “The Hanging Tree”, head over to JustJaredJR.com

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Dominates Weekend Box Office But Hits Franchise Low Numbers

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 nabbed the biggest opening box office of the year with a record $123 million!

The film – which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, and more, hit a franchise low, however. Catching Fire opened to $158 million on the same weekend last year, and The Hunger Games opened with $152.5 in March of 2012, THR reports. The film still brought in a lot of money, making $152 million total including international markets!

Big Hero 6 came in at number 2 at the box office with $20.1 million brought in.

Interstellar, in its third week at the box office, took in $15 million. Rounding out the top five were Dumb and Dumber To, which brought in $13.8 million and Gone Girl, which has made a total of $156 million domestically.

Jennifer Lawrence Sings 'Hanging Tree' in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' - Listen Now!

Check out Jennifer Lawrence showing off her vocals in the song “The Hanging Tree” from her upcoming film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1!

The 24-year-old actress’ character Katniss learned the song from her father.

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Jen was not happy she had to sing it all day long. She cried a little bit in the morning,” director Francis Lawrence shared during an AOL Build interview.

In case you didn’t know, “The Hanging Tree” is written by The Lumineers.

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Jennifer Lawrence – ‘Hanging Tree’

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Cast Share Their Favorite Jennifer Lawrence Stories - Watch Now!

It seems that every person to work with Jennifer Lawrence has the funniest Jennifer Lawrence stories – so The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 cast each sat down to tell their favorite story about the Oscar winning star of the franchise!

Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Dormer, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, and director Francis Lawrence all participated in the video and told some funny and touching stories from filming.

“I think seeing her yesterday for the first time in a while, one of the first things she said was ‘Have you farted?’ I was like ‘What? No!’ Who greets someone who you haven’t seen for months, with that!?” Sam said. “That girl is pure, honest, raw amazingness.”

Watch the rest below.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Appears in Brand New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Clip - Watch Now!

Plutarch (Philip Seymour Hoffman) participates in a meeting about Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence)’s biggest strengths in this brand new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1!

The clip also features Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Elizabeth Banks as Effie, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, and Julianne Moore as President Coin.

“Let’s everybody think of one incident where Katniss Everdeen genuinely moved you,” Haymitch asks the group. Luckily, Effie comes through with some answers. Watch below!

Don’t forget – Mockingjay hits theaters on November 21!

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Clip
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