'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 Sun, Nov. 21 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$25,106,568-34%4,125--$6,086$125,017,3721Warner Bros.
2Megamind$4,637,368-39%3,779-170$1,227$109,313,4293Paramount / DreamWorks
3Unstoppable (2010)$3,079,081-48%3,2092$960$41,867,7692Fox
4Due Date$2,176,127-43%3,229-136$674$72,431,5943Warner Bros.
5The Next Three Days$1,581,937-42%2,564--$617$6,542,7791Lionsgate
6Morning Glory (2010)$1,260,932-46%2,54426$496$19,823,1362Paramount
7Skyline$951,390-38%2,8833$330$17,772,7602Universal / Rogue
8Red (2010)$607,574-48%2,034-844$299$83,589,9656Summit
9For Colored Girls$561,547-48%1,216-911$462$34,439,6533Lionsgate
11Paranormal Activity 2$216,398-49%1,101-1302$197$83,583,2305Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$377,800-46%386211$979$3,724,5463Summit
2127 Hours$266,378-32%10886$2,466$1,902,3363Fox Searchlight
3The Social Network$238,017-47%571-517$417$89,244,4648Sony / Columbia
4Saw 3D$204,332-46%806-1170$254$45,287,1754Lionsgate
5Jackass 3D$184,019-44%687-920$268$116,094,4426Paramount
7Life As We Know It$123,593-49%558-681$221$51,630,9627Warner Bros.
8Hereafter$77,792-39%403-1288$193$32,185,4466Warner Bros.
9Despicable Me$76,385-41%268-5$285$249,169,37520Universal
10Alpha and Omega$61,592-32%252129$244$24,803,07310Lionsgate
11The Town$50,952-49%165-210$309$90,982,26910Warner Bros.
12Conviction$44,084-48%190-303$232$6,437,7076Fox Searchlight
13Inception$37,938-45%198-64$192$292,068,09519Warner Bros.
14Waiting for 'Superman'$31,945-35%118-86$271$6,130,4669Paramount Vantage
15Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$23,811-50%185-64$129$52,316,0759Fox
16Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$23,020-35%138-102$167$54,470,1529Warner Bros.
17Easy A$15,313-49%105-92$146$57,646,63010Sony / Screen Gems

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$41,008-30%571$719$18,355,28936Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Stone$10,091-32%55-32$183$1,711,8317Relativity / Overture
3Under the Sea 3D$9,111-25%13-1$701$24,856,63293Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Nowhere Boy$8,577-48%60-51$143$1,394,4587Weinstein Company
5Let Me In$6,221-36%85-58$73$12,114,8228Relativity / Overture
6It's Kind of a Funny Story$5,850-36%46-21$127$6,350,0587Focus
7Cool It$3,443-29%421$82$52,9352Roadside Attractions
8Catfish$2,800-29%13-12$215$3,221,15310Universal / Rogue
9Wild Target$2,007-15%72$287$64,6924Freestyle
10Jack Goes Boating$1,024-58%18-16$57$521,92210Relativity / Overture
11The Tillman Story$655-28%11-10$60$788,85414Weinstein Company
12Winter's Bone$268-40%4-6$67$6,225,41424Roadside Attractions