'Mockingjay – Part 2' Passes the $200M Mark After Leading Monday with $2.55M; 'Creed' Moves Into Second with $1.93M; 'The Good Dinosaur' Third with $1.36MDecember 01, 2015 12:53 PM

by Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 led the way for an eleventh consecutive day on Monday with $2.55 million. In the process, the final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence surpassed the $200 million domestic mark yesterday. The film is the eighth release of 2015 to reach the $200 million domestic milestone. Mockingjay - Part 2 was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 70 percent from last Monday. With an eleven-day gross of $201.09 million, Mockingjay - Part 2 is currently running 12 percent behind the $228.32 million eleven-day gross of last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (which fell 76 percent on its second Monday to take in $2.64 million).

Warner and MGM's Creed moved into second place on Monday with $1.93 million. The critically acclaimed seventh installment of the Rocky franchise declined 70 percent from Sunday. Creed continues to outpace expectations with a strong six-day start of $44.04 million. That places the film an impressive 65 percent ahead of the $26.70 million six-day launch of Rocky Balboa (which opened the Wednesday before Christmas back in 2006). This November was full of wide releases that failed to live up to expectations, but Creed already looks to be a much needed exception to that trend.

The Good Dinosaur claimed third place with $1.36 million. The latest 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was down a sharp 85 percent from Sunday, which is a sure sign of how heavily the film is skewing towards family audiences. The Good Dinosaur continues to perform below its lofty expectations with a six-day start of $56.82 million. The film is currently running 19 percent behind the $70.48 million six-day take of 2010's Tangled (which fell 83 percent on its first Monday to gross $1.77 million).

Spectre followed in fourth place with $0.712 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise fell 72 percent from Sunday and 55 percent from last Monday. Spectre has grossed a solid $176.84 million in 25 days. That places the film 16 percent ahead of the $152.15 million 25-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace and 28 percent behind the $246.71 million 25-day gross of 2012's Skyfall.

Fellow Sony release The Night Before rounded out Monday's top five with $0.642 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie continues to hold up nicely, as it was down just 63 percent from Sunday and down 43 percent from last Monday. The Night Before has grossed $24.92 million in eleven days and is likely to continue to hold up well throughout the holiday season.

Meanwhile, Fox's Victor Frankenstein continued to disappoint in a big way with a tenth place take of $190,437. The horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy has managed just $3.76 million in six days. That is well below the film's already modest expectations and places Victor Frankenstein on course to be one of the poorer performing wide releases of 2015.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Dec. 15 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1New Year's Eve$1,058,0023%3,505--$302$17,405,7541Warner Bros. / New Line
2The Sitter$756,534-4%2,750--$275$13,321,3061Fox
3The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$678,6754%3,604-442$188$262,130,0814Lionsgate / Summit
5Arthur Christmas$445,23020%3,272-104$136$34,947,3453Sony / Columbia
6The Muppets$427,2362%3,328-112$128$67,473,6453Disney
7Immortals$272,073-3%2,299-328$118$81,038,0055Relativity Media
8Happy Feet Two$267,1763%2,840-696$94$57,832,5444Warner Bros.
9Jack and Jill$192,00110%2,787-262$69$69,277,7865Sony / Columbia
10Tower Heist$186,210-5%2,069-335$90$74,887,7156Universal
11J. Edgar$135,373-3%1,555-430$87$35,332,4035Warner Bros.
12Puss in Boots (2011)$115,1526%1,843-907$62$142,310,1937Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Dec. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$600,000--425--$1,412$600,0000Paramount
2The Descendants$431,1146%876302$492$25,377,5524Fox Searchlight
3My Week with Marilyn$95,0955%2440$390$5,495,7453Weinstein Company
4A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$57,593-8%470-240$123$34,238,0156Warner Bros. / New Line
5In Time$36,098-10%354-67$102$36,569,3407Fox
6Like Crazy$23,4617%16210$145$3,235,4457Paramount Vantage
7Courageous$22,83331%191-74$120$33,411,34911Sony / TriStar
8Dolphin Tale$17,7709%342-68$52$71,137,76812Warner Bros.
9Moneyball$17,03112%208-796$82$74,241,82812Sony / Columbia
10The Way$17,0272%120-40$142$3,909,40310Producers Distribution Agency
11Margin Call$16,728-3%149-2$112$5,016,7618Roadside Attractions
12Paranormal Activity 3$16,3548%30247$54$103,691,8628Paramount
13The Ides of March$15,47726%187-829$83$40,522,23510Sony / Columbia
15The Three Musketeers (2011)$8,9372%168-40$53$20,265,1148Summit
16Footloose (2011)$6,647-7%201-108$33$51,169,0309Paramount
18Contagion$4,603-7%111-44$41$75,658,09714Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Dec. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$40,43413%1610$2,527$1,040,1533Weinstein Company
2Shame$33,983-2%2111$1,618$924,0412Fox Searchlight
3Young Adult$31,110-1%8--$3,889$439,9241Paramount
4Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$23,185-11%4--$5,796$422,7711Focus
5The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$20,70744%251$828$351,7453Warner Bros.
6Born to Be Wild 3D$18,84857%490$385$14,729,85736Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Martha Marcy May Marlene$7,3170%72-12$102$2,848,6758Fox Searchlight
8Drive (2011)$6,330-8%70-16$90$34,704,40613FilmDistrict
9The Rum Diary$4,6007%630$73$13,087,6137FilmDistrict
10Rise of the Planet of the Apes$3,60812%61-23$59$176,711,82219Fox
11Pastorela$1,982-18%44-11$45$146,1682Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$445-37%23-8$19$38,538,18817Weinstein Company
13Project Nim$42673%2--$213$411,18423Roadside Attractions
14Circumstance$200-68%10$200$454,12116Roadside Attractions
15Answers to Nothing$104-38%7-14$15$21,8722Roadside Attractions
16The Future$59293%0----$568,66220Roadside Attractions