'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, Apr. 19 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 19 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oblivion (2013)$13,297,245--3,783--$3,515$13,297,2451Universal
242 (2013)$5,217,573169%3,250247$1,605$41,249,6742Warner Bros.
3The Croods$2,232,251208%3,435-254$650$147,629,9935Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Scary Movie 5$2,065,872294%3,4020$607$18,713,4642Weinstein / Dimension
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$1,546,211131%3,175-360$487$106,982,4774Paramount
6The Place Beyond the Pines$1,417,571291%1,5421028$919$8,142,6714Focus
7Evil Dead$1,361,136124%2,823-202$482$45,706,0863Sony / TriStar
8Olympus Has Fallen$1,243,077110%2,638-297$471$85,544,3295FilmDistrict
9Jurassic Park 3D$1,071,88593%2,330-448$460$35,542,9753Universal
10Oz: The Great and Powerful$764,634137%2,045-459$374$221,486,7427Disney
11Tyler Perry's Temptation$658,642133%1,405-400$469$47,322,8074Lionsgate
12The Host (2013)$308,11169%1,356-816$227$24,486,8644Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 19 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Filly Brown$676,688--188--$3,599$676,6881Lionsgate / Pantelion
2The Lords of Salem$285,242--355--$803$285,2421Anchor Bay Films
3The Call$255,55062%977-653$262$49,477,6996Sony / TriStar
4Silver Linings Playbook$148,357282%867416$171$130,631,57223Weinstein Company
5Identity Thief$139,185253%480-84$290$132,330,39511Universal
6Trance$114,29743%4435$258$1,536,9083Fox Searchlight
8Side Effects (2013)$78,0131173%645592$121$31,580,84311Open Road
9The Sapphires$64,352164%11421$564$947,1105Weinstein Company
10Safe Haven$63,806316%32548$196$70,731,35810Relativity Media
11Jack the Giant Slayer$55,701151%255-76$218$63,106,8658Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$45,715278%265-9$173$22,228,2976Warner Bros. / New Line
13Life of Pi$42,23397%193-24$219$124,405,35222Fox
14Warm Bodies$42,186126%240-39$176$66,010,21512Lionsgate / Summit
15Quartet$38,65542%176-48$220$17,727,42015Weinstein Company
16Escape From Planet Earth$33,822204%240-36$141$54,738,81110Weinstein Company
17Spring Breakers$32,936-25%122-304$270$13,761,4636A24
18Girl Rising$28,70614%170--$169$779,5227Gathr Films
19A Good Day to Die Hard$25,81093%170-40$152$67,084,03010Fox
20Snitch (2013)$24,363132%161-54$151$42,055,7319Lionsgate / Summit
21Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$14,67071%112-42$131$55,635,18713Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 19 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Camp (2013)$22,588663%32--$706$203,5039Freestyle Releasing
2To the Arctic 3D$21,021104%520$404$12,172,97853Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Dark Skies$20,6431101%9166$227$17,245,7139Weinstein / Dimension
4From Up on Poppy Hill$18,76672%48-1$391$666,9536GKIDS
5Parental Guidance$15,028448%900$167$77,144,33117Fox
621 And Over$12,47983%50-57$250$25,478,7378Relativity Media
7Django Unchained$10,41436%77-49$135$162,732,06117Weinstein Company
8Born to Be Wild 3D$7,677-11%300$256$22,484,529107Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Starbuck$7,490151%29-3$258$3,678,3255eOne Films US
10Emperor$6,469-17%64-32$101$3,254,6667Roadside Attractions
11The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$6,158186%51-4$121$302,988,57019Warner Bros. / New Line
12Not Today$6,1581%20-21$308$125,2442Freestyle Releasing
13Argo$5,27632%43-129$123$136,007,85028Warner Bros.
14Un Flic (2013 re-issue)$2,965--1--$2,965$2,9651Rialto Pictures
15Stoker$2,93754%28-2$105$1,683,6908Fox Searchlight
16Pawn$1,438--1--$1,438$1,4381Anchor Bay Films
17Settai$1,092100%2-13$546$81,3813UTV Motion Pictures
18Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$625-84%2-11$313$122,1053CodeBlack Films
19Kai Po Che$1841740%21$92$1,121,0809UTV Motion Pictures