'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, Oct. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw 3D$10,676,000--2,808--$3,802$10,676,0001Lionsgate
2Paranormal Activity 2$5,799,725193%3,23923$1,791$54,957,5902Paramount
3Red (2010)$3,432,030205%3,34976$1,025$51,525,8243Summit
4Jackass 3D$3,150,335130%3,13928$1,004$96,303,7303Paramount
5Hereafter$2,076,209166%2,424243$857$17,917,6793Warner Bros.
7The Social Network$1,528,578201%2,767-154$552$76,534,4575Sony / Columbia
8Life As We Know It$1,448,123200%2,860-159$506$40,925,9624Warner Bros.
9The Town$618,222166%1,608-310$384$86,269,8297Warner Bros.
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$481,518190%2,010-226$240$51,397,0256Warner Bros.
11Easy A$380,352212%1,262-370$301$55,613,4097Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$561,2541895%565510$993$1,113,8683Fox Searchlight
2Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$241,085124%933-322$258$50,676,9506Fox
3Waiting for 'Superman'$176,74782%33040$536$4,254,5736Paramount Vantage
5It's Kind of a Funny Story$156,893163%477-83$329$5,499,5344Focus
6Inception$121,472136%401-51$303$290,707,14916Warner Bros.
7Alpha and Omega$108,539181%676-51$161$23,774,9797Lionsgate
8My Soul to Take$89,05032%713-976$125$14,437,8654Universal / Rogue
10Despicable Me$79,875229%33511$238$247,688,97017Universal
11Stone$77,107122%12512$617$1,107,8444Relativity / Overture
12The Other Guys$61,708--302-1$204$118,637,20213Sony / Columbia
13Case 39$54,78755%406-315$135$12,914,4215Paramount Vantage
14Let Me In$51,18693%378-135$135$11,781,0495Relativity / Overture
15Nowhere Boy$39,06380%153-62$255$896,3884Weinstein Company
16Catfish$32,85093%137-2$240$2,980,8837Universal / Rogue
17Never Let Me Go$29,19621%126-52$232$2,121,1747Fox Searchlight
18Takers$24,785--132-18$188$57,317,72510Sony / Screen Gems
19Resident Evil: Afterlife$20,193--140-73$144$60,078,2858Sony / Screen Gems
20Eat Pray Love$19,163--111-63$173$80,534,46312Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$53,61418%611$879$17,302,14533Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$11,59240%160$725$24,621,22690Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Lottery Ticket$8,673189%70-22$124$24,684,77911Warner Bros.
6Wild Target$7,577--4--$1,894$7,5771Freestyle
7The American$6,37081%42-34$152$35,583,0869Focus
8Vampires Suck$5,953267%49-5$121$36,634,95511Fox
9The Tillman Story$5,478146%240$228$730,48411Weinstein Company
10I Want Your Money$5,417-17%59-113$92$416,4303Freestyle
11Jack Goes Boating$3,938125%350$113$464,2437Relativity / Overture
12Piranha 3D$3,5291787%19--$186$24,984,13911Weinstein Company
13Winter's Bone$1,840449%11-7$167$6,206,53621Roadside Attractions
14I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$748-4%3-5$249$88,4804Anchor Bay
15The Concert$56261%61$94$648,69615Weinstein Company