'Mockingjay – Part 2' Comfortably Remains #1 with $51.6M; 'The Good Dinosaur' Underperforms with $39.2M; 'Creed' Strong in First Round with $30.1M; 'Victor Frankenstein' Lifeless with $2.35MNovember 29, 2015 09:09 AM

by Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in an estimated $51.6 million over the three-day weekend to comfortably remain in first place. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence declined 50 percent from last weekend. The film continues to display stronger early holding power than last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which fell 53 percent in its second weekend to gross $56.97 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $198.31 million in ten days of release. The film is currently running 12 percent behind the $225.68 million ten-day take of Mockingjay - Part 2 and should continue to make up some ground in the comparison going forward. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in an estimated $75.75 million over the extended five-day holiday frame.

IMAX grosses made up an estimated $5.7 million of the overall five-day take for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. The ten-day IMAX total for the film stands at $15.1 million, which represents 7.6 percent of the film's overall gross.

The Good Dinosaur opened in second place with an estimated three-day take of $39.19 million. The latest 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar debuted below expectations and delivered the lowest opening weekend performance for a Pixar film since the $33.26 million take of A Bug's Life way back in 1998. When adjusting for ticket price inflation the three-day weekend gross for The Good Dinosaur was the lowest ever for a Pixar film. At the same time, The Good Dinosaur did register the fourth largest three-day Thanksgiving weekend debut on record (without adjusting for ticket price inflation). The Good Dinosaur has grossed $55.57 million in five days, which gave the film an estimated five-day weekend to three-day weekend ratio of 1.42 to 1. The film is running 19 percent behind the $68.71 million five-day Thanksgiving start of 2010's Tangled. Going forward, The Good Dinosaur will likely hold up very well thanks in part to the relative lack of strong family alternatives to Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens throughout the holiday season.

The Good Dinosaur received a strong A rating on CinemaScore, which is a promising sign going forward. The audience breakdown for the film skewed towards female moviegoers (53 percent) and towards moviegoers 25 years and under (58 percent). Family audiences represented 79 percent of the film's overall audience (in comparison, families made up 71 percent of the opening weekend audience for Inside Out earlier this year).

Warner and MGM's Creed took in an estimated $30.12 million to open in third over the three-day frame. The critically acclaimed seventh installment of the Rocky franchise outpaced expectations with a strong five-day start of $42.60 million. With an estimated five-day to three-day ratio of 1.41 to 1, Creed was also quite back-loaded for a non-holiday opener aimed at adults over Thanksgiving weekend. That is a good early sign for the film going forward. Without taking into account for ticket-price inflation, Creed registered the tenth largest three-day Thanksgiving weekend debut on record. Creed opened an extremely impressive 95 percent ahead of the $21.85 million five-day pre-Christmas start of 2006's Rocky Balboa. However, it should be noted that as a Thanksgiving release, Creed is likely to be more front-loaded than Rocky Balboa was. In a month full of wide releases that have failed to live up to expectations, Creed already looks to be a much needed exception to that trend.

Like The Good Dinosaur, Creed also received a healthy A rating on CinemaScore. The audience breakdown for the film skewed heavily towards both male moviegoers (66 percent) and moviegoers over the age of 25 (62 percent).

Spectre claimed fourth place with an estimated three-day take of $12.80 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise was down 15 percent from last weekend. That represented a very solid holiday hold for the film, especially given the strong start of Creed. Spectre has grossed $176.05 million in 24 days. That places the film 16 percent ahead of the $151.62 million 24-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace and 28 percent behind the $245.59 million 24-day gross of 2012's Skyfall. Spectre took in an estimated $18.15 million over the five-day frame.

The Peanuts Movie rounded out the weekend's top five with an estimated $9.70 million. The 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky fell 27 percent from last weekend. That represented a significant decline for a family film over Thanksgiving weekend, especially given the lower than expected start of The Good Dinosaur. The Peanuts Movie has grossed $116.76 million in 24 days, which places the film 22 percent behind the $149.28 million 24-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph. The estimated five-day holiday take for The Peanuts Movie stands at $13.60 million.

On the heels of last weekend's underwhelming start, Sony's The Night Before held up nicely this weekend with an estimated sixth place take of $8.20 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie was down 17 percent. The Night Before has grossed $24.11 million in ten days and is likely to continue to hold up well throughout the holiday season. The film is currently running 4 percent ahead of the $23.24 million ten-day take of 2011's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. The Night Before took in an estimated $11.50 million over the five-day frame.

Meanwhile, Fox's Victor Frankenstein was absolutely lifeless this weekend with an estimated twelfth place start of just $2.35 million. The horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy has only managed $3.44 million through its first five days of release, which gives the film an estimated 5-day to 3-day ratio of 1.46 to 1. Victor Frankenstein obviously opened well below its already modest expectations and won't stick around in theatres long after this weekend's poor start. The film received a soft C rating on CinemaScore.

The news was far better for both Spotlight and Brooklyn, which took in respective estimated three-day grosses of $4.50 million and $3.83 million. Open Road's Spotlight was up 27 percent over last weekend upon expanding into an additional 299 locations, while Fox Searchlight's Brooklyn was up 230 percent upon expanding into an additional 845 locations. Respective 24-day grosses for the awards season hopefuls stand at $12.35 million for Spotlight and at $7.29 million for Brooklyn. For the five-day frame Spotlight took in an estimated $5.73 million and Brooklyn took in an estimated $4.85 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 11 - Sun, Mar. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Battle: Los Angeles$35,573,187--3,417--$10,411$35,573,1871Sony / Columbia
3Red Riding Hood$14,005,335--3,030--$4,622$14,005,3351Warner Bros.
4The Adjustment Bureau$11,597,335-45%2,8477$4,074$38,589,5952Universal
5Mars Needs Moms$6,914,488--3,117--$2,218$6,914,4881Disney
6Beastly$5,021,232-49%1,9597$2,563$16,911,6332CBS Films
7Hall Pass$5,011,020-43%2,555-395$1,961$34,842,2893Warner Bros. / New Line
8Just Go With It$4,019,266-38%2,398-522$1,676$94,000,8475Sony / Columbia
9Gnomeo and Juliet$3,617,255-50%2,585-399$1,399$89,102,3655Disney
10The King's Speech$3,573,112-43%1,768-472$2,021$129,010,23516Weinstein Company
11Unknown (2011)$3,366,339-48%2,303-610$1,462$58,410,8454Warner Bros.
12I Am Number Four$2,260,314-61%2,005-898$1,127$50,455,7234Disney / DreamWorks
13Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$1,378,830-68%1,247-1007$1,106$70,955,6415Paramount
14Take Me Home Tonight$1,272,239-63%2,0030$635$5,891,0922Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

1Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$1,306,504-60%931-711$1,403$35,162,9584Fox
2Cedar Rapids$921,03812%394159$2,338$4,597,3325Fox Searchlight
4The Fighter$576,083-48%463-112$1,244$92,931,28814Paramount
5Yogi Bear$476,341109%404138$1,179$98,677,80413Warner Bros.
6Black Swan$440,504-56%337-344$1,307$105,928,21715Fox Searchlight
7True Grit (2010)$424,943-56%401-324$1,060$169,381,40512Paramount
8The Green Hornet$381,76276%30940$1,235$97,485,2299Sony / Columbia
9Barney's Version$329,160-18%190-25$1,732$6,468,6599Sony Pictures Classics
10Drive Angry$304,262-86%551-1739$552$10,308,0513Summit
11No Strings Attached$186,636-50%254-171$735$70,002,4108Paramount
12Biutiful$179,007-35%114-32$1,570$4,520,31211Roadside Attractions
13The Roommate$154,992-74%213-393$728$37,153,1536Sony / Screen Gems
14The Grace Card$147,426-68%114-182$1,293$1,989,6253IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
15TRON: Legacy$140,564-42%169-70$832$171,590,20113Disney
16Little Fockers$113,345-36%177-44$640$148,383,78012Universal
17Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$98,855-38%122-86$810$294,713,60817Warner Bros.
18The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$78,729-48%123-62$640$104,121,13914Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

1Of Gods and Men$283,8722%5412$5,257$1,209,2073Sony Pictures Classics
2Jane Eyre (2011)$182,885--4--$45,721$182,8851Focus
3Kill the Irishman$145,430--5--$29,086$145,4301Anchor Bay Films
4Hubble 3D$142,475-4%48-1$2,968$22,809,47252Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Last Lions$112,02988%3925$2,873$322,2444National Geographic
6Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$97,54137%130$7,503$1,576,313443D Entertainment
7Certified Copy$77,937--5--$15,587$77,9371IFC Films
8The Illusionist (2010)$72,094-10%760$949$1,974,83112Sony Pictures Classics
9Another Year$67,599-21%55-11$1,229$3,007,89511Sony Pictures Classics
10Even the Rain (Tambien la lluvia)$66,91820%278$2,478$320,6244Vitagraph
11Under the Sea 3D$61,6290%181$3,424$27,486,291109Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Blue Valentine (2010)$60,909-36%60-36$1,015$9,514,42811Weinstein Company
13The Company Men$52,829-44%63-49$839$4,155,4898Weinstein Company
14happythankyoumoreplease$51,39947%1917$2,705$94,6072Anchor Bay Films
15127 Hours$50,387-59%79-56$638$18,236,58619Fox Searchlight
16The Rite$50,223-68%85-116$591$32,722,5297Warner Bros. / New Line
17The Eagle$48,331-82%99-228$488$19,292,9825Focus
18Inside Job$47,880-30%41-1$1,168$4,193,81823Sony Pictures Classics
19Gulliver's Travels (2010)$46,493-53%99-57$470$42,645,67612Fox
20I Am (2011)$39,69024%72$5,670$120,4544Paladin
21Academy Award-Nominated Short Films (2011)$29,008-53%24-20$1,209$1,295,7985Shorts International
22Poetry$27,871-8%110$2,534$154,1825Kino International
23Season of the Witch$25,799-55%54-55$478$24,794,24910Relativity Media
24Rabbit Hole$25,580-11%38-17$673$2,159,55813Lionsgate
25Space Station 3D$22,815-17%2-3$11,408$83,017,829465IMAX
26The Mechanic$22,421-67%42-67$534$28,931,2547CBS Films
27Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives$22,080-6%52$4,416$64,5712Strand Releasing
28Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$15,6254%125$1,302$138,17010First Run Features
29Cold Weather$13,94029%82$1,743$97,3896IFC Films
30The Human Resources Manager$13,467--9--$1,496$26,3512Film Movement
31Clash (Bay Rong)$12,249--9--$1,361$12,2491Variance Films
32From Prada to Nada$11,506-27%33-2$349$2,957,7817Lionsgate / Pantelion
333 Backyards$11,332--1--$11,332$11,3321Screen Media Films
34Deep Sea 3D$10,718104%31$3,573$44,068,089263Warner Bros. / IMAX
35I Saw the Devil$10,218-25%53$2,044$31,8202Magnolia / Magnet
36Heartbeats$9,00214%64$1,500$32,0033IFC Films
37Casino Jack$8,949-48%15-15$597$1,006,91413IDP/ATO Pictures
38I Love You Phillip Morris$8,77460%12-1$731$1,982,14815Roadside Attractions
39Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$8,16839%3-1$2,723$71,8795Phase 4 Films
40Making The Boys$7,513--1--$7,513$7,5131First Run Features
41The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$7,507-21%4-1$1,877$766,98132National Geographic
42All Good Things$7,20294%4-1$1,801$557,40315Magnolia Pictures
43Black Death$6,692--3--$2,231$6,6921Magnolia / Magnet
45The Way Back$5,72051%50$1,144$2,713,0918Newmarket Films
46Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula$5,688--3--$1,896$5,6881Indican Pictures
47Elektra Luxx$5,601--4--$1,400$5,6011IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
48My Dog Tulip$5,251134%43$1,313$223,69428New Yorker Films
49Diary of a Country Priest (2011 re-issue)$5,118-35%10$5,118$33,2053Rialto
50Putty Hill$4,988-62%2-1$2,494$30,2354Cinema Guild
51Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$4,887--1--$4,887$28,77315Argot Pictures
52The Housemaid (Hanyo)$4,808-45%9-3$534$127,5408IFC Films
53Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$4,62747%30$1,542$425,51322Zeitgeist Films
54Winter's Bone$4,580-51%9-4$509$6,527,44840Roadside Attractions
56Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,985-1%20$1,993$23,546,702180National Geographic
57Marwencol$2,907-31%2-1$1,454$108,80523Cinema Guild
58Orgasm Inc.$2,686764%32$895$24,8645First Run Features
59Waste Land$2,555-58%3-2$852$185,38720Arthouse Films
60A Somewhat Gentle Man$2,540-48%1-2$2,540$23,8539Strand Releasing
61Kaboom$2,304-51%5-1$461$94,3627IFC Films
62Kings of Pastry$2,179--1--$2,179$317,86526First Run
63Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$2,145-19%2-1$1,073$185,0467Variance Films
64Bhutto$2,051-43%2-1$1,026$95,61015First Run Features
65Enemies of the People$1,395332%21$698$71,02733International Film Circuit
66Carancho$1,392-3%21$696$42,2305Strand Releasing
67Vanishing on 7th Street$1,082-73%4-1$271$22,1974Magnolia / Magnet
68Animal Kingdom$1,042251%32$347$1,043,79831Sony Pictures Classics
69Made in Dagenham$1,028-79%71$147$1,052,11517Sony Pictures Classics
70Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$960--1--$960$31,23719Variance Films
71The Strange Case of Angelica$702-43%20$351$39,66711Cinema Guild
72The Trouble with Terkel$568--1--$568$30,04251Indican
73The Red Chapel$425--1--$425$5,66111Lorber Films
74Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$370--2--$185$107,41038Kino International
75Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$342--1--$342$70,56341Indican Pictures
76Tamara Drewe$230--1--$230$560,10123Sony Pictures Classics
77Plastic Planet$210--1--$210$2,4129First Run Features