'Mockingjay – Part 2' Holds Up Well on Monday with $8.54M; 'The Peanuts Movie' Passes $100M After $1.60M Daily Take; 'Spectre' Third with $1.57M; 'The Night Before' Fourth with $1.13MNovember 24, 2015 01:24 PM

by Daniel Garris

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.

The Peanuts Movie claimed second place on Monday with $1.60 million. In the process, the 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky surpassed the $100 million domestic mark on Monday. Thanks in part to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday; The Peanuts Movie was down just 62 percent from Sunday and up 81 percent over last Monday. With an 18-day take of $100.95 million, The Peanuts Movie is currently running 18 percent behind the $123.69 million 18-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

Spectre followed closely behind in third with $1.57 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise declined 63 percent from Sunday and 35 percent from last Monday. Spectre has grossed a solid $155.72 million in 18 days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $142.31 million 18-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace and 30 percent behind the $223.07 million 18-day gross of 2012's Skyfall.

Sony's The Night Before held up nicely on Monday with a fourth place take of $1.13 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie was down only 55 percent from Sunday. The Night Before has grossed a softer than expected $11.01 million in four days, but is likely to hold up well throughout the holiday season. The film is currently running 21 percent behind the $13.99 million four-day take of 2011's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.

STX Entertainment's Secret in Their Eyes rounded out the day's top five with $0.601 million. The thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts was down 64 percent from Monday. Secret in Their Eyes has grossed a lackluster $7.25 million in four days. That places the film 45 percent behind the $13.21 million four-day start of fellow STX Entertainment release The Gift earlier this year.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 1 - Sun, Feb. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Snow Dogs$10,198,176-22%2,45414$4,156$51,126,1633Disney
2A Walk to Remember$8,836,016-27%2,4209$3,651$23,325,8542Warner Bros.
3The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$8,771,836-23%2,211204$3,967$23,370,4522Disney
4The Mothman Prophecies$7,365,696-34%2,3310$3,160$21,227,4842Sony / Screen Gems
5Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$3,851,312-45%2,475-3$1,556$12,100,0572Fox
6Orange County$2,873,842-35%2,225-92$1,292$38,543,8704Paramount
7Slackers$2,785,692--1,893--$1,472$2,785,6921Sony / Columbia
8Birthday Girl$2,370,809--1,000--$2,371$2,370,8091Miramax
9Ocean's Eleven$2,058,334-35%1,541-469$1,336$178,908,0929Warner Bros.
10Vanilla Sky$943,555-43%1,325-315$712$96,901,8068Paramount