'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 Mon, Jan. 24 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1No Strings Attached$1,542,171-63%3,018--$511$21,195,0921Paramount
2The Green Hornet$1,093,442-73%3,5840$305$64,112,2502Sony / Columbia
3The King's Speech$635,465-64%1,680137$378$57,949,3469Weinstein Company
4The Dilemma$573,885-65%2,9433$195$33,320,1102Universal
5True Grit (2010)$543,758-60%3,4645$157$138,507,2775Paramount
6Black Swan$490,969-63%2,40779$204$83,741,3448Fox Searchlight
7The Fighter$320,186-58%2,275-139$141$73,000,9267Paramount
8TRON: Legacy$253,766-71%2,018-421$126$163,460,3776Disney
9Little Fockers$253,215-70%2,979-415$85$141,364,9205Universal
10Yogi Bear$201,003-82%2,510-192$80$88,850,6016Warner Bros.
11Season of the Witch$187,659-66%2,307-520$81$22,376,9903Relativity Media
13Country Strong$148,857-67%1,44117$103$16,993,9095Sony / Screen Gems
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$81,787-77%1,135-569$72$100,702,1537Fox
15Gulliver's Travels (2010)$66,058-78%1,100-566$60$40,087,6715Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way Back$109,316-57%678--$161$1,328,1831Newmarket Films
2Blue Valentine (2010)$87,948-60%24212$363$4,547,9704Weinstein Company
3Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$70,012-68%725-216$97$291,410,78010Warner Bros.
4The Tourist$65,364-62%875-545$75$65,959,3957Sony / Columbia
5The Company Men$50,696-63%106--$478$741,6301Weinstein Company
6Megamind$35,076-77%320-21$110$146,375,79912Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Social Network$33,566-62%38563$87$95,442,03917Sony / Columbia
8Due Date$21,468-60%275-66$78$100,469,96612Warner Bros.
9Unstoppable (2010)$18,101-62%278-25$65$80,749,45311Fox
10Rabbit Hole$17,923-61%1011$177$1,285,9646Lionsgate
11The Heart Specialist$14,793-64%293-129$50$937,4302Freestyle
12Love and Other Drugs$10,536-56%146-20$72$32,167,3569Fox
13Red (2010)$9,418-55%153-53$62$90,248,34015Summit
14Faster (2010)$6,063-65%10629$57$23,087,7899CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Somewhere (2010)$19,579-63%8330$236$1,326,4755Focus
2Hubble 3D$15,926-49%0-48--$20,855,08045Warner Bros. / IMAX
3127 Hours$12,588-56%69-7$182$11,309,39312Fox Searchlight
4Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$11,717-85%78--$150$377,3141UTV Communications
5I Love You Phillip Morris$7,899-58%75-20$105$1,799,4628Roadside Attractions
6Fair Game (2010)$4,071-46%72-7$57$9,380,77712Summit
7Life As We Know It$3,496-68%86-46$41$53,362,46016Warner Bros.
8No One Killed Jessica$1,140-84%28-17$41$429,8313UTV Communications
9Biutiful$1,028-69%4--$257$93,1204Roadside Attractions
10The Warrior's Way$827-58%29-48$29$5,657,6148Relativity Media
11Winter's Bone$580-30%6-1$97$6,271,67033Roadside Attractions
12Summer Wars$426-77%6-3$71$63,7195GKIDS