'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 Sat, Dec. 28 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$10,585,5226%3,9280$2,695$181,060,1893Warner Bros. / New Line
2Frozen (2013)$10,006,528-2%3,335-205$3,000$239,695,9106Disney
3American Hustle$7,151,20212%2,5070$2,852$53,982,2043Sony / Columbia
4Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$7,145,1350%3,5070$2,037$77,805,6042Paramount
5The Wolf of Wall Street$6,801,5669%2,537--$2,681$28,850,0551Paramount
6Saving Mr. Banks$5,041,6367%2,1100$2,389$33,584,9423Disney
7The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$4,758,4525%2,909--$1,636$21,888,7131Fox
8The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$3,696,9088%2,315-634$1,597$388,053,7846Lionsgate
947 Ronin$3,630,1505%2,689--$1,350$17,802,5251Universal
10Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$2,721,5528%1,788-406$1,522$41,566,5093Lionsgate
11Grudge Match$2,692,04813%2,838--$949$11,202,7791Warner Bros.
12Walking With Dinosaurs$2,610,2113%3,24312$805$18,803,3092Fox
13Justin Bieber's Believe$680,179-14%1,037--$656$3,732,7011Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$901,12413%975971$924$4,010,8485Weinstein Company
2Philomena$685,89123%727-11$943$15,922,0316Weinstein Company
3Inside Llewyn Davis$483,72026%16113$3,004$4,238,6834CBS Films
4Dhoom 3$399,85418%220-19$1,818$6,487,8932Yash Raj Films
5Nebraska$303,25634%250-60$1,213$5,504,1827Paramount Vantage
6Thor: The Dark World$248,43419%319-797$779$202,185,1678Disney
7The Book Thief$236,44416%481-199$492$17,711,1558Fox
8Gravity$197,99023%175-127$1,131$254,444,23213Warner Bros.
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$192,67013%303-10$636$116,455,79514Sony / Columbia
1012 Years a Slave$145,70524%154-147$946$37,689,24911Fox Searchlight
11Dallas Buyers Club$110,90635%124-206$894$15,644,8809Focus
12Ender's Game$106,95616%24962$430$61,098,8919Lionsgate / Summit
13Last Vegas$99,05019%221-112$448$62,622,2299CBS Films
14Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$90,17521%257-21$351$101,194,02710Paramount
15The Best Man Holiday$88,88512%120-231$741$70,201,3507Universal
16Free Birds$86,51718%24359$356$54,368,0439Relativity Media
17Captain Phillips$55,99525%111-61$504$104,528,67212Sony / Columbia
18Despicable Me 2$49,48513%165-32$300$367,700,87026Universal
19Delivery Man$44,45610%136-527$327$29,612,3116Disney / DreamWorks
20Escape Plan$26,76129%107-31$250$24,935,64611Lionsgate / Summit
21Out of the Furnace$16,42823%102-626$161$11,110,5314Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Her (2013)$244,20126%4741$5,196$1,330,5712Warner Bros.
2August: Osage County$66,06615%5--$13,213$123,3201Weinstein Company
3Lone Survivor$33,76626%2--$16,883$123,5541Universal
4Homefront$26,42737%75-600$352$20,079,1655Open Road
5All Is Lost$23,4978%67-16$351$5,928,23311Roadside Attractions
6Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$10,39424%53-32$196$68,463,49721Fox
7Enough Said$9,92437%27-15$368$17,447,86815Fox Searchlight
8Lee Daniels' The Butler$9,69727%34-9$285$116,164,30020Weinstein Company
9Black Nativity$5,03822%24-39$210$6,998,0755Fox Searchlight
10Oldboy (2013)$1,98921%210$95$2,187,8915FilmDistrict
11Don Jon$1,63532%31-1$53$24,467,12314Relativity Media
12The Family (2013)$1,30515%290$45$36,908,64916Relativity Media