'Mockingjay - Part 2' Retains First Place with $21.3M on Black Friday; 'The Good Dinosaur' Posts Healthy $15.7M; 'Creed' Packs a Punch with $11.7MNovember 28, 2015 02:35 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Please note that figures and totals are a mix of estimates and actuals reported by the studios due to the holiday weekend.

Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 added an estimated $21.25 million on Black Friday, bringing its 8-day domestic total to $168 million. That puts the final film of the franchise 13 percent behind the pace of last year's predecessor. BoxOffice is projecting a $50 million 3-day weekend for Part 2's sophomore frame, and an overall 5-day holiday weekend take of $74.15 million. Both figures will give the blockbuster pic another first place crown this weekend.

In second place on Friday, The Good Dinosaur posted $15.66 million in its third day of release. That gives the original Pixar film a domestic sum of $32.04 million since opening on Wednesday. By comparison, that puts it 24 percent ahead of the pace of A Bug's Life (Pixar's last non-sequel to open wide over Thanksgiving weekend, which earned nearly $26 million over the Wed-Thu-Fri frame of Thanksgiving weekend in 1998) and 19 percent behind the more recent Tangled (a Disney Animation film). This is also the first Pixar film to open outside of summer since 2004's The Incredibles. While the figures are below expectations for Good Dinosaur, early word of mouth is healthy and the long holiday season will give it plenty of life in the weeks to come. BoxOffice is projecting a $38.5 million 3-day weekend and $54.9 million for the overall 5-day opening.

In a strong third place yesterday, Warner Bros. and MGM report that Creed knocked out another $11.7 million. That brings the franchise revival pic's three-day domestic sum to $24.2 million as very strong reviews and word of mouth continue to accelerate its momentum. The film is trending 29 percent ahead of the inflation-adjusted three-day start of 2006's Rocky Balboa (65 percent when not adjusting) and is certain to keep up the strength of its early run as we head into December. BoxOffice is projecting a $30 million three-day weekend, giving it an impressive overall $42.5 million five-day launch.

Spectre took fourth place on Friday with an estimated $5.285 million. The latest James Bond flick has tallied $168.54 million domestically now. Look for a three-day haul of $12.8 million and five-day take around $18.2 million.

The Peanuts Movie filled out the top five with $4 million yesterday, bringing its total up to $111.1 million. BoxOffice projects a $9.8 million three-day / $13.7 million five-day weekend.

The Night Before continues to build on its healthy word of mouth as it tagged $3.23 million on Black Friday. With $19.1 million in the bank so far, the holiday comedy is poised to display legs heading into Christmas season. Look for an $8 million sophomore three-day weekend, making for an $11.35 million five-day holiday frame.

Meanwhile, Victor Frankenstein continues to struggle after three days of play. With $905,000 on Friday, the film's tally since opening on Wednesday is $1.99 million. We're projecting a $2.3 million three-day frame and $3.39 million five-day overall opening.

Below is how the weekend's top 13 are shaping up:

Rank / Title / 3-Day Weekend / 5-Day Weekend

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 ($50 million 3-day / $74.2 million 5-day)
2. The Good Dinosaur ($38.5 million / $54.9 million)
3. Creed ($30 million / $42.5 million)
4. Spectre ($12.8 million / $18.2 million)
5. The Peanuts Movie ($9.8 million / $13.7 million)
6. The Night Before ($8 million / $11.35 million)
7. Spotlight ($4.2 million / $5.5 million)
8. Secret In Their Eyes ($4.1 million / $5.4 million)
9. Brooklyn ($3.7 million / $4.7 million)
10. The Martian ($3.3 million) / $4.5 million)
11. Love the Coopers ($3 million / $4.3 million)
12. Victor Frankenstein ($2.3 million / $3.4 million)
13. Bridge of Spies ($1.4 million / $1.9 million)

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jul. 27 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolverine$18,191,631-12%3,924--$4,636$38,847,4031Fox
2The Conjuring$8,440,55615%3,022119$2,793$77,506,4862Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$6,395,84031%3,476-344$1,840$301,650,8604Universal
4Turbo$5,437,84432%3,8093$1,428$52,014,9272Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$4,563,35623%3,258-233$1,401$98,444,0303Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$3,857,51842%3,0160$1,279$32,257,7792Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$3,062,51939%2,602-683$1,177$81,754,5523Warner Bros.
8The Heat$2,849,96936%2,384-305$1,195$139,345,8965Fox
10Fruitvale Station$1,781,58923%1,0641030$1,674$4,911,4403Weinstein Company
11World War Z$1,134,43140%1,440-626$788$191,806,0346Paramount
12Monsters University$1,096,24336%1,470-716$746$254,514,3466Disney
13The Lone Ranger$703,44444%1,267-1006$555$84,829,5984Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$1,417,32445%886582$1,600$8,027,6234Fox Searchlight
2The To Do List$537,371-9%591--$909$1,127,5731CBS Films
3White House Down$393,10343%676-778$582$70,393,4895Sony / Columbia
4Man of Steel$308,47845%501-549$616$286,579,9327Warner Bros.
5Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$294,79324%498-250$592$31,285,5134Lionsgate / Summit
6This Is The End$193,53930%270-352$717$95,456,7917Sony / Columbia
7Fast & Furious 6$128,16043%267-12$480$237,521,45510Universal
9Now You See Me$118,67040%215-118$552$114,897,2619Lionsgate / Summit
10Star Trek Into Darkness$113,67372%180-70$632$225,532,69311Paramount
11The Great Gatsby (2013)$105,15025%271-31$388$144,077,76612Warner Bros.
12The Internship$80,79728%197-5$410$43,865,6518Fox
13Girl Most Likely$80,28948%227-124$354$1,159,4722Roadside Attractions
14The Croods$73,61736%194-18$379$186,332,35619Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15After Earth$67,64745%167-22$405$59,994,6339Sony / Columbia
16The Purge$46,31531%1571$295$64,229,5108Universal
17The Hangover Part III$27,14040%147-55$185$111,997,04010Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 27 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unfinished Song$47,28944%82-6$577$1,233,0206Weinstein Company
2Mud$34,06254%73-4$467$21,350,67414Roadside Attractions
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$30,27653%77-18$393$3,972,2398Roadside Attractions
4The Bling Ring$18,83251%34-4$554$5,707,9227A24
5The East$9,27551%20-11$464$2,240,9479Fox Searchlight
6Pain and Gain$5,93750%35-35$170$49,763,40214Paramount
7Kon-Tiki$4,080-14%145$291$1,482,85014Weinstein Company
8The Servant (2013 re-issue)$3,32861%1--$3,328$5,3931Rialto Pictures
9Stories We Tell$1,383-6%14-8$99$1,537,10212Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$1,05022%2-34$525$160,6465Brainstorm Media