'Mockingjay – Part 2' Remains Comfortably in First on Tuesday with $11.36M; 'The Peanuts Movie' #2 with $2.21M; 'Spectre' #3 with $2.19M; 'The Night Before' #4 with $1.54MNovember 25, 2015 12:19 PM

by Daniel Garris

Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in $11.36 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was up 33 percent over Monday's performance. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 increased 35 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $12.13 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $122.56 million through five days of release. That is below pre-release expectations and is 14 percent below the $143.01 million five-day start of Mockingjay - Part 1.

The Peanuts Movie held steady in second place with $2.21 million. The 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky was up 38 percent over Monday and up a strong 83 percent over last Tuesday, thanks in part to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday. The Peanuts Movie has grossed $103.16 million through 19 days. That places the film 18.5 percent behind the $126.50 million 19-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph. The Peanuts Movie will now be facing new direct competition from Disney's The Good Dinosaur, which entered the marketplace on Tuesday evening.

Spectre once again followed closely behind in third with $2.19 million. That placed the film a slim $21,155 behind The Peanuts Movie for the day. Spectre was up a healthy 39 percent over Monday and down 33 percent from last Tuesday. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise has grossed a solid $157.90 million in 19 days. The film is currently running 10 percent ahead of the $143.23 million 19-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace and 30 percent behind the $225.34 million 19-day gross of 2012's Skyfall.

Fellow Sony release The Night Before took in $1.54 million to remain in fourth. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie increased 36 percent over Monday. The Night Before has grossed a softer than expected $12.56 million in five days, but is likely to hold up well throughout the holiday season. The film is running 18 percent behind the $15.28 million five-day take of 2011's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.

STX Entertainment's Secret in Their Eyes rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.803 million. The thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts was up 34 percent from Monday. Secret in Their Eyes has grossed a lackluster $8.06 million in five days. That places the film 46 percent behind the $14.95 million five-day start of fellow STX Entertainment release The Gift earlier this year.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Dec. 23 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 23 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$12,649,372-11%4,10055$3,085$150,041,2652Warner Bros. / New Line
2Jack Reacher$4,524,644-20%3,352--$1,350$15,210,1561Paramount
3This is 40$3,451,905-22%2,913--$1,185$11,579,1751Universal
4Rise of The Guardians$1,933,775-13%3,031-356$638$79,527,0475Paramount / DreamWorks
5Lincoln$1,900,120-15%2,2938$829$116,673,5987Disney / DreamWorks
6The Guilt Trip$1,738,424-16%2,431--$715$7,321,2431Paramount
7Skyfall$1,674,503-13%2,365-559$708$279,959,3147Sony / Columbia
8Monsters, Inc. 3D$1,501,316-20%2,618--$573$6,259,6671Disney
9Life of Pi$1,490,110-2%1,750-798$851$76,373,4815Fox
10The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$855,616-15%2,000-1042$428$281,632,6896Lionsgate / Summit
11Wreck-It Ralph$617,968-15%1,444-805$428$171,741,5618Disney
12Red Dawn (2012)$243,930-20%1,011-1239$241$42,626,7835FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 23 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$648,573-8%840--$772$2,282,3681Paramount
2Silver Linings Playbook$617,881-15%3710$1,665$19,861,2386Weinstein Company
3Argo$318,559-14%450-217$708$106,435,36311Warner Bros.
4Anna Karenina (2012)$232,669-14%331-78$703$9,639,3746Focus
6Hitchcock$186,964-22%535-26$349$4,194,9685Fox Searchlight
7Playing For Keeps (2012)$130,416-19%851-1989$153$12,410,4633FilmDistrict
8Hotel Transylvania$102,455-21%301165$340$144,264,74013Sony / Columbia
9Here Comes the Boom$68,655-24%291141$236$42,936,47711Sony / Columbia
10Taken 2$61,944-26%275-64$225$138,469,72312Fox
11Killing Them Softly$38,931-8%149-1278$261$14,736,3314Weinstein Company
12Pitch Perfect$38,520-23%214-118$180$64,124,35813Universal
13The Perks of Being A Wallflower$25,714-12%14116$182$17,146,73014Lionsgate / Summit
14End of Watch$24,293-13%1720$141$40,594,53814Open Road
15The Collection$23,763-24%112-509$212$6,810,7544LD Entertainment
16Looper$10,620-23%100-90$106$66,396,95413Sony / TriStar

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 23 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$146,975-5%5--$29,395$646,1621Sony / Columbia
2Hyde Park on Hudson$123,613-29%8650$1,437$916,5713Focus
3The Impossible$50,662-9%15--$3,377$143,8181Lionsgate / Summit
4The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$33,170-31%151$2,211$621,6815Warner Bros.
5The Sessions$28,790-31%98-53$294$5,375,00910Fox Searchlight
6A Late Quartet$17,283-19%39-7$443$1,165,5218Entertainment One / RKO
7To the Arctic 3D$16,543-2%520$318$10,307,86436Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Cloud Atlas$14,522-6%50-48$290$26,721,9019Warner Bros.
9Talaash$13,529-4%25-88$541$2,801,6654Reliance Entertainment
10Sinister$8,941-22%93-91$96$47,988,00311Lionsgate / Summit
11Alex Cross$8,757-23%94-81$93$25,801,29110Lionsgate / Summit
12Ice Age: Continental Drift$7,303-32%72-12$101$161,055,79024Fox
13Born to Be Wild 3D$6,72910%300$224$21,551,66790Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Not Fade Away$6,501-12%3--$2,167$19,1821Paramount Vantage
15Paranormal Activity 4$3,847-21%50-107$77$53,849,88810Paramount
16The Master$3,533-28%13-1$272$15,933,45215Weinstein Company
17The Intouchables$3,197-17%7-18$457$13,094,64631Weinstein Company
19Arbitrage$1,287-14%5-5$257$7,899,16615Roadside Attractions