'Mockingjay – Part 2' Remains #1 on Thanksgiving with $10.4M; 'The Good Dinosaur' ($6.56M) Barely Stays Ahead of 'Creed' ($6.46M) for Second; 'Victor Frankenstein' Lifeless with $0.47MNovember 27, 2015 12:05 PM

by Daniel Garris

Please note that because of the holiday weekend, today's figures are a mix of estimates and actual grosses.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in an estimated $10.4 million on Thanksgiving Day to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence declined a sizable 24 percent from Wednesday's performance. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 fell 24 percent on Thanksgiving Day as well to gross $11.08 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $146.71 million through its first week of release. That is less than expected and places the film 13 percent below the $168.71 million seven-day start of Mockingjay - Part 1. At the same time, with a two-day take of $24.15 million on Wednesday and Thursday, Mockingjay Part 2 will easily be the top film over the extended holiday frame with a five-day take of roughly $75 million to $79 million.

The Good Dinosaur held steady in second place with an estimated $6.56 million. The 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was down a sharp 33 percent from Wednesday. It should be noted that it is commonplace for animated films to experience sizable declines on Thanksgiving Day, before rebounding in a big way on Black Friday. Back in 2010, Tangled fell 32 percent on Thanksgiving Day to gross $8.07 million. With a two-day take of $16.37 million, The Good Dinosaur is running 18 percent behind the $19.93 million two-day start of Tangled. If The Good Dinosaur continues to maintain a similar pace over the weekend, it would be headed for a five-day start in the neighborhood of $55 million to $59 million. That would be below expectations and relatively soft by Pixar's lofty standards. The Good Dinosaur received a strong A rating on CinemaScore.

Warner and MGM's Creed took in an estimated $6.46 million to remain in third. The critically acclaimed seventh installment of the Rocky franchise was up a healthy 8 percent over Wednesday's opening day performance. Creed is performing on the high end of pre-release expectations with a two-day start of $12.48 million. That places the film a healthy 29 percent ahead of the $9.69 million two-day take of Rocky Balboa, which opened on a Wednesday just before Christmas back in 2006. At its current pace, Creed appears headed for a five-day launch in the area of $37 million to $41 million. In a month full of wide releases that have failed to live up to expectations, it is already looking like Creed will be a much needed exception to that trend. Like The Good Dinosaur, Creed also received a strong A rating on CinemaScore.

Spectre claimed fourth place with an estimated $2.67 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise was essentially unchanged from Wednesday. Spectre placed in second for the week with a weekly take of $24.15 million. That represented a 45 percent decline from the previous week and brings the film's three-week total to $163.25 million.

Fellow Sony release The Night Before was up one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top four with an estimated $1.68 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie was down 1 percent from Wednesday. The Night Before placed in fifth for the week with $15.93 million. While that was below expectations, The Night Before is showing early signs of having a lengthy run going forward.

The Peanuts Movie took sixth place with an estimated $1.44 million. The 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky was down a very sharp 42 percent from Wednesday, but like The Good Dinosaur, should rebound in a big way today. The Peanuts Movie took third place this week with $20.92 million. The film was down 25 percent from the previous frame and has grossed $107.06 million in three weeks.

Meanwhile, fellow Fox release Victor Frankenstein remained absolutely lifeless on Thursday with an estimated twelfth place take of $470,000. The horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy was down 23 percent from Wednesday, which represents a very troubling Thanksgiving Day hold for a film aimed at adult audiences. Victor Frankenstein is on course to become one of the year's poorest performers with a two-day start of only $1.08 million. The film received a soft C rating on CinemaScore.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jul. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me$20,838,620-2%3,476--$5,995$42,181,2601Universal
2The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$12,288,70311%4,4680$2,750$227,019,7202Summit
3Toy Story 3$8,945,34738%3,753-275$2,384$333,652,1994Disney
5The Last Airbender$6,718,55629%3,20334$2,098$95,017,4582Paramount
6Grown Ups$6,507,84128%3,463-71$1,879$106,506,2393Sony / Columbia
7Knight and Day$3,336,11535%2,628-476$1,269$59,887,2933Fox
8The Karate Kid (2010)$2,289,49435%2,458-651$931$162,914,7185Sony / Columbia
9The A-Team$738,98931%1,236-917$598$73,473,4345Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$586,64860%200123$2,933$3,098,7784Fox Searchlight
2Get Him to the Greek$296,14035%442-442$670$59,227,3606Universal
3Winter's Bone$215,01466%10623$2,028$2,400,2245Roadside Attractions
4Shrek Forever After$207,38226%461-496$450$233,654,8388Paramount / DreamWorks
5Solitary Man$199,40167%172-4$1,159$3,404,8898Anchor Bay
6Iron Man 2$170,99541%333-189$513$309,137,17710Paramount
7Letters to Juliet$153,02240%241-99$635$51,652,0869Summit
9How to Train Your Dragon$126,52617%254-49$498$216,811,02816Paramount / DreamWorks
10Robin Hood$121,42528%300-78$405$104,422,8209Universal
11Killers (2010)$120,19531%269-458$447$45,788,6916Lionsgate
12Sex and the City 2$85,37327%156-199$547$94,645,7907Warner Bros. / New Line
13Date Night$77,36023%205-37$377$97,954,19014Fox
14Splice$51,26735%20464$251$16,719,8566Warner Bros
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$33,32228%130-45$256$163,077,66715Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$199,94439%7--$28,563$343,3241Focus
2Hubble 3D$94,7231%531$1,787$10,205,37717Warner Bros. / IMAX
3I Hate Luv Storys$55,31639%79--$700$719,7062UTV
4City Island$42,564108%65-16$655$6,477,95917Anchor Bay
5Grease Sing-a-Long$31,51227%12--$2,626$91,3181Paramount
6Just Wright$22,79240%80-15$285$21,401,9539Fox Searchlight
7Furry Vengeance$22,42833%86-21$261$17,585,10811Summit
8Under the Sea 3D$20,892-12%130$1,607$22,804,23774Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Jonah Hex$17,53536%65-285$270$10,073,2984Warner Bros.
11The Back-up Plan$14,87523%61-36$244$37,438,29912CBS Films
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid$12,2492%51-19$240$63,862,44117Fox
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$11,24325%53-57$212$63,051,07611Warner Bros. / New Line
14Princess Kaiulani$2,06321%61$344$845,0429Roadside Attractions
15Racing Dreams$1,600-51%1-1$1,600$54,9458Hanover House
16The Secret of Kells$1,445115%10-4$145$680,04119GKIDS
17The Square (2010)$1,41754%50$283$400,13214Apparition
18Raajneeti$964103%5--$193$1,514,2696UTV Communications
19The Joneses$8071%21$404$1,473,65713Roadside Attractions