LOS ANGELES — “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” continues to dominate the domestic box office, but award season hopefuls “Wild” and “The Imitation Game” proved their might with impressive limited-release showings over a sleepy post-holiday period.

In its third weekend in release, “Mockingjay – Part 1” earned an estimated $21.6 million. Lionsgate’s penultimate chapter in the massively successful franchise has now earned $257.7 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Mockingjay – Part 1” is now on track to become the second-highest grossing movie of the year by midweek.

DreamWorks Animation’s “Penguins of Madagascar” took second place with $11.1 million in its second weekend, while the raunchy Warner Bros. comedy “Horrible Bosses 2” claimed third place with $8.6 million. The fourth and fifth place spots went to Disney’s animated “Big Hero 6” and Paramount’s space odyssey “Interstellar,” which earned $8.13 million and $8.0 million, respectively.

“Wild,” a Fox Searchlight release starring Reese Witherspoon, opened in 21 theaters Wednesday, earning an estimated $630,000 over three days for a strong $30,000 per-theater average.

The Weinstein Company’s Alan Turing biopic “The Imitation Game” took in $402,000 from eight locations for a stunning $50,250 per-theater average.