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Box Office: ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ Scores $1 Million in Tuesday Night Launch

Moviegoers showed some love for the art of boss-hating as New Line’s “Horrible Bosses 2” launched with a solid $1 million in Tuesday night showings at the U.S. box office.

The R-rated comedy sequel — the first challenger to Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” — took in nearly triple the opening night number for “Horrible Bosses,” which opened with $365,000 in July 2011.

Forecasts have projected that “Horrible Bosses 2” will take in about $35 million for the Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving holiday period. The original opened with $28.3 million on its way to $117 million in the U.S. and $209.6 million worldwide.

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ is expected to dominate the holiday weekend. So far it’s hit $130 million after four days in the U.S. and $154 million in international markets. Trackers expect the U.S. haul to hit $80 million to $85 million for the five-day holiday period.

“Penguins of Madagascar,” DreamWorks Animation’s spin-off from its hit “Madagascar” series, did not offer Tuesday night showings. It will aim at the family audience and should pull in between $45 million to $47 million for the five-day holiday in 3,750 theaters.

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“Horrible Bosses 2″ brings back Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman and follows them as they seek revenge  on an evil investor, played by Christoph Waltz. It debuts in 3,321 locations on Wednesday and expands to 3,375 on Friday.

Sean Anders (“Sex Tape”) directs and Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine and Kevin Spacey also star.

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