Due to the Thanksgiving holiday today, studios will only be reporting unofficial estimates. Below are Wednesday's top films:
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - $13.8 million / $136.4 million total
2. The Good Dinosaur - $9.81 million (NEW)
3. Creed - $6.01 million (NEW)
4. Spectre - $2.7 million / $160.6 million total
5. The Peanuts Movie - $2.5 million / $105.6 million total
6. The Night Before - $1.7 million / $14.3 million total
7. Victor Frankenstein - $620,000 (NEW)
Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in $11.36 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was up 33 percent over Monday's performance. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 increased 35 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $12.13 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $122.56 million through five days of release. That is below pre-release expectations and is 14 percent below the $143.01 million five-day start of Mockingjay - Part 1.Read more
Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in $8.54 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth straight day. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 63 percent from Sunday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was down 65 percent on its first Monday to gross $8.98 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $111.21 million in four days of release. While the film is running 15 percent behind the $130.88 million start of Mockingjay - Part 1, Mockingjay - Part 2 is also displaying stronger daily holding power thus far than Mockingjay - Part 1 did.Read more
Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 arrived with an estimated first place debut of $101.03 million this weekend. While the final chapter of the blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence delivered the fifth largest debut of 2015 to date, the film also debuted below its lofty pre-release expectations. Mockingjay - Part 2 also opened 17 percent below the $121.90 million start of last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which is an underwhelming stat, especially given that Mockingjay - Part 2 had the added advantage of higher priced IMAX admissions and that well-publicized franchise finales don't tend to fall off significantly from the box office performances of their predecessors.Read more
Lionsgate reports this morning that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 bowed to an estimated $46 million on opening day Friday. That figure includes a total of $16 million earned from Thursday night screenings as well as Mockingjay double feature showings from Wednesday night. While the finale's opening day gross marks a new low for the franchise -- coming in 16.5 percent behind Mockingjay - Part 1's $55.1 million first day last year -- it's still a healthy figure for the end of what has been a strong run by an unexpected blockbuster franchise. Last year's penultimate film showed off somewhat stronger legs than initially expected, and the same will probably happen for Part 2.Read more
Spectre took in $2.06 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for one last day. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise will obviously fall out of first place on Friday with the arrival of Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 in the marketplace. Spectre was already feeling the effects of Thursday's evening launch of Mockingjay - Part 2, as it was down 13.5 percent from Wednesday and down 53 percent from last Thursday. Spectre was the week's top film with a weekly take of $43.80 million. That was down 54 percent from the previous week and brings the film's two-week total to a solid $139.10 million.Read more
Sony reports Spectre posted $2.4 million in first place again on Wednesday. With $137 million in the domestic bank through 13 days of release, the 24th James Bond film is pacing 23 percent behind Skyfall and 16 percent ahead of Quantum of Solace.
In second place, The Peanuts Movie added $0.86 million yesterday. The well-received big screen treatment of the classic franchise has earned $85.3 million stateside through 13 days, 16.5 percent off the pace of Wreck-It Ralph.
Love the Coopers tacked on $0.62 million in its sixth day of release. The Christmas comedy from CBS Films has earned $10.5 million in all thus far.