EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 12/01/2014: "Mockingjay Part 1" on Top & "Horrible Bosses 2" Disappoints

Horrible Bosses 2

It’s a week late, but better late and never. Over Thanksgiving weekend (11/28-11/30), we had a couple turkeys. “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Horrible Bosses 2” both underperformed at the box office. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” retained its top position.

I thought even though the reviews were less than good, “Horrible Bosses 2” would please its fan base, but I guess they didn’t care for seconds.

“Penguins of Madagascar” is actually made by Dreamworks Animation and distributed by Fox. In the podcast, Binh and I were confused about the studios behind it. Domestically, Dreamworks Animation has been disappointing, but they’re still solid overseas. Both “Turbo” and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” did nearly $300M worldwide, even though both films failed to make back their budget (around $130M) domestically.

The food film I was referring to in the podcast was “The Hundred-Foot Journey” with Helen Mirren, which quietly took in a stellar $54M at the box office last August.

Binh was busy last week taking care of his garage door, so he didn’t bother to stick in an image for the podcast. That’s just how are rolling with this.

If you like this, go to Binh's YouTube channel for more.

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