'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, Oct. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jackass 3D$16,725,083-24%3,081--$5,428$38,769,6871Paramount
2Red (2010)$9,204,73726%3,255--$2,828$16,511,2311Summit
3The Social Network$4,581,96937%2,86897$1,598$60,039,8463Sony / Columbia
5Life As We Know It$3,855,59626%3,1500$1,224$26,573,9732Warner Bros.
6Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$1,897,29882%2,502-723$758$44,706,0434Warner Bros.
7The Town$1,803,15746%2,368-352$761$79,574,0565Warner Bros.
8My Soul to Take$1,402,45039%2,529-43$555$11,158,1402Universal / Rogue
9Easy A$1,201,28140%2,314-533$519$51,743,2535Sony / Screen Gems
10Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$1,084,33150%2,045-784$530$47,339,4174Fox
11You Again$553,24647%1,588-744$348$22,695,7564Disney
12Case 39$533,58537%1,406-806$380$11,639,3073Paramount Vantage
13Let Me In$372,92046%1,211-831$308$10,844,3163Relativity / Overture

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1It's Kind of a Funny Story$523,65130%75715$692$3,707,3722Focus
4Alpha and Omega$358,42097%969-647$370$22,285,2715Lionsgate
5Waiting for 'Superman'$298,83314%18279$1,642$2,340,6934Paramount Vantage
6Inception$161,78347%297-106$545$289,675,49814Warner Bros.
7Despicable Me$154,38058%332-21$465$246,958,03515Universal
8Nowhere Boy$154,22571%215211$717$315,8342Weinstein Company
9Resident Evil: Afterlife$153,99356%438-574$352$59,637,0126Sony / Screen Gems
10Never Let Me Go$140,49542%23265$606$1,572,5675Fox Searchlight
11I Want Your Money$97,05715%537--$181$181,2041Freestyle
12Takers$93,30083%215-197$434$57,050,9648Sony / Screen Gems
13Catfish$91,06044%116-27$785$2,573,0965Universal / Rogue
14The Expendables$82,08851%30681$268$102,927,53610Lionsgate
15Eat Pray Love$75,20237%30388$248$80,219,29610Sony / Columbia
16Salt$64,75241%200-66$324$118,137,17713Sony / Columbia
17The Other Guys$54,84449%174-115$315$118,186,48511Sony / Columbia
19Nanny McPhee Returns$45,05057%205-113$220$28,864,5759Universal
20Lottery Ticket$43,46690%138-56$315$24,562,0409Warner Bros.
21Grown Ups$35,29663%114-45$310$161,900,06717Sony / Columbia
22The American$31,76242%144-30$221$35,474,0187Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stone$98,27445%4135$2,397$278,9672Relativity / Overture
2Hereafter$93,39854%6--$15,566$154,0991Warner Bros.
3Hubble 3D$70,01022%611$1,148$16,730,33431Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Conviction$44,58553%11--$4,053$73,7311Fox Searchlight
5Vampires Suck$20,16875%87-103$232$36,577,6459Fox
7Under the Sea 3D$17,5094%16-2$1,094$24,484,97588Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$15,50156%77-42$201$43,564,75112Warner Bros.
9The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$13,00740%49-34$265$300,517,05716Summit
10Ramona and Beezus$11,99336%54-52$222$26,084,87013Fox
11Jack Goes Boating$11,77456%49-41$240$421,0225Relativity / Overture
13I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$6,97827%11-1$634$61,2972Anchor Bay
14The Kids Are All Right$6,55831%28-3$234$20,799,18315Focus
15Going the Distance (2010)$5,61226%58-138$97$17,793,2147Warner Bros. / New Line
16The Tillman Story$5,43947%17-7$320$687,4259Weinstein Company
17Piranha 3D$5,42485%28-26$194$24,969,7599Weinstein Company
18Winter's Bone$4,992124%34-18$147$6,186,82719Roadside Attractions
19The Concert$2,13338%9-1$237$639,43313Weinstein Company
20The Disappearance of Alice Creed$28833%1-1$288$165,75811Anchor Bay