'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 Fri, Sep. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Afterlife$10,738,962--3,203--$3,353$10,738,9621Sony / Screen Gems
2Takers$1,789,076199%2,191-15$817$43,794,2483Sony / Screen Gems
3The American$1,780,355146%2,83310$628$24,217,4732Focus
5Going the Distance (2010)$1,289,065155%3,0300$425$11,453,1652Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Last Exorcism$1,057,027191%2,731-143$387$35,796,4963Lionsgate
7The Other Guys$999,637223%2,246-361$445$110,094,0506Sony / Columbia
8The Expendables$940,960126%3,058-340$308$96,183,5735Lionsgate
9Eat Pray Love$891,68482%2,339-324$381$72,624,3925Sony / Columbia
10Inception$831,371165%1,583-121$525$280,240,9599Warner Bros.
11The Switch (2010)$632,693166%1,595-290$397$23,637,4224Miramax
12Nanny McPhee Returns$449,155107%2,364-344$190$24,649,8854Universal
13Vampires Suck$409,131229%1,670-764$245$34,011,0754Fox
14Despicable Me$343,750152%1,375-225$250$242,218,62010Universal
15The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$217,967609%1,187791$184$299,108,36611Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Sep. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lottery Ticket$324,800190%905-405$359$21,732,4264Warner Bros.
2Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$247,565112%619-188$400$29,865,7405Universal
3Piranha 3D$208,77132%825-964$253$23,845,1894Weinstein Company
5Salt$186,006110%484-221$384$116,007,5688Sony / Columbia
6Toy Story 3$152,47124%712-808$214$409,366,51213Disney
7Dinner for Schmucks$149,775151%536-268$279$71,502,3117Paramount / DreamWorks
8Flipped$145,0722873%442414$328$928,1496Warner Bros.
9Grown Ups$107,999--339-44$319$160,406,10212Sony / Columbia
10Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$85,546269%425-30$201$42,353,7407Warner Bros.
11The Kids Are All Right$72,572134%218-21$333$20,053,46310Focus
12The Last Airbender$45,253153%220-37$206$131,260,03911Paramount
13Winter's Bone$41,119223%11020$374$5,713,90514Roadside Attractions
14Ramona and Beezus$40,250213%275-30$146$25,380,2048Fox
15Charlie St. Cloud$32,300228%190-30$170$31,062,8857Universal
16The Karate Kid (2010)$30,789--168-59$183$176,369,96514Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Sep. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$38,3273%60-63$639$15,243,00226Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Tillman Story$24,000134%251$960$362,3054Weinstein Company
3Knight and Day$19,754167%93-49$212$76,272,98112Fox
4The Romantics$16,128--2--$8,064$16,1281Four of a Kind
6La Soga$10,983760%72$1,569$174,89057-57 Releasing
7The Concert$8,776117%19-1$462$472,9728Weinstein Company
8Bran Nue Dae$6,341--16--$396$6,3411Freestyle Releasing
9Under the Sea 3D$6,279-20%15-1$419$24,136,39683Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Cyrus$5,097530%260$196$7,389,27313Fox Searchlight
11Solitary Man$1,080-12%9-15$120$4,344,47617Anchor Bay
12The Disappearance of Alice Creed$1,03256%4-2$258$150,6066Anchor Bay
13White Wedding (2009)$756-9%2-2$378$9,4152Dada Films
14Princess Kaiulani$631-4%30$210$878,97218Roadside Attractions