BOX OFFICE

The box office this weekend was a lot like your fridge over the last week: full of leftovers.

With no new nationwide releases to offer any real competition, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was the reheated turkey sandwich of the leftover competition, easily claiming first place on one of the slowest weekends of the year.

For the second consecutive year running, Americans chose to spend a few hours of their Thanksgiving holiday wallowing in the misery of a brutal dystopia on the brink of all-out war.

Yes, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is the number one movie in North America again, easily fending off two wildly different new wide releases.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opened huge this weekend, easily securing the title for the biggest debut of the year.

In spite of that big success, the latest Hunger Games marked a notable dip from the outstanding openings of its predecessors.

Dumb & Dumber To is the number one movie at the box office, raking in $38.05 million in its North American debut, according to current estimates.

Maybe now Harry and Lloyd will finally be able to open their pet store, I Got Worms.

Two big-budget science fiction adventures duked it out for the top spot at the box office this weekend.

Disney's Big Hero 6 emerged victorious, pinning the "Number One Movie in America" ribbon to its lapel, while Christopher Nolan's anticipated Interstellar lived up to expectations but had to settle for that silver ribbon.

With potential moviegoers too busy trick or treating, multiplexes across the continent were quiet this weekend.

Halloween fell on a Friday this year, so movies didn't really stand a chance, but slow business allowed Nightcrawler to claim the top spot at the domestic box office.

Bust out the planchette and start a séance, kids, because Ouija is the number one movie in North America.

Unsurprisingly, a horror movie took the top spot on the weekend before Halloween.  The only new horror movie available was Ouija, so that's what people saw most, while no-bullshit actioner John Wick provided a no-frills alternative.

The idea of sharing a cramped, dirty space with Brad Pitt brought men to movie theaters across North America in force this weekend, making Fury the number one movie at the domestic box office.

Never, ever underestimate the desire of Americans to peek behind the curtain of a truly jacked-up marriage.

This voyeuristic urge, combined with the movie being verifiably awesome, has propelled Gone Girl to its second consecutive weekend atop the North American box office, fending off a crowded and diverse field of new releases.

Not too many actors, even straight-up stars, can be relied upon to create big opening weekends, especially if they're not doing lots of CGI derring-do.

Denzel Washington is the rare thespian who pretty ensures a solid debut, even though the majority of his films are R-rated. 

His latest, The Equalizer, is especially R-rated and hard-as-nails, but his reunion with Training Day director opened huge in North America this weekend.

The Equalizer sits atop the box office heap, having debuted in 3,236 theaters and earned a whopping $35.0 million, according to current estimates.

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