'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 Sun, Mar. 30 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Divergent$5,941,364-49%3,9360$1,509$94,379,5862Lionsgate / Summit
3Muppets Most Wanted$3,304,976-38%3,1940$1,035$33,116,8172Disney
4God's Not Dead$2,811,012-23%1,178398$2,386$21,750,6842Freestyle / Pure Flix
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$2,562,789-40%3,299-308$777$94,479,4484Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Sabotage (2014)$1,361,244-35%2,486--$548$5,272,4441Open Road
7300: Rise of an Empire$1,138,146-40%2,601-484$438$101,054,7044Warner Bros.
8Need For Speed$1,088,531-44%2,705-410$402$37,644,2373Disney / DreamWorks
9Non-Stop (2014)$929,890-51%2,515-430$370$85,091,0605Universal
10The LEGO Movie$870,878-39%2,001-500$435$248,216,7808Warner Bros.
11Son of God$358,732-19%1,277-862$281$57,854,9435Fox
12Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$262,244-51%1,139-757$230$14,999,9353Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$2,227,395-43%977673$2,280$24,171,6104Fox Searchlight
2Cesar Chavez$854,295-13%664--$1,287$2,861,5281Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Bad Words$644,441-44%842755$765$3,478,8763Focus
4Frozen (2013)$102,256-35%387-682$264$398,391,61119Disney
5The Monuments Men$96,901-53%501-437$193$76,588,2488Sony / Columbia
6The Nut Job$84,121-42%294-41$286$63,106,25511Open Road
7Ride Along$68,270-55%360-290$190$133,659,26511Universal
83 Days to Kill$48,569-52%340-412$143$30,233,9786Relativity Media
9Veronica Mars$39,777-42%210-137$189$3,182,5763Warner Bros.
1012 Years a Slave$33,861-46%228-294$149$56,378,41024Fox Searchlight
11Gravity$30,777-45%135-67$228$273,312,63926Warner Bros.
12Philomena$27,866-44%202-95$138$37,325,12419Weinstein Company
13RoboCop (2014)$26,935-40%168-160$160$57,279,4237Sony / Columbia
14The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$26,869-44%185-39$145$258,206,25316Warner Bros. / New Line
15Pompeii$24,908-40%162-39$154$22,970,5436Sony / TriStar
16American Hustle$23,282-55%188-93$124$150,017,42116Sony / Columbia
17Lone Survivor$22,275-47%165-46$135$124,964,47614Universal
18The Wolf of Wall Street$19,816-52%134-81$148$116,866,72714Paramount
19The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$16,591-42%158-53$105$424,645,57719Lionsgate
20Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$16,186-52%107-21$151$50,549,10711Paramount
21Her (2013)$13,736-33%11037$125$25,459,68715Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1About Last Night$16,575-53%91-123$182$48,419,4307Sony / Screen Gems
2Dallas Buyers Club$12,547-55%99-79$127$27,191,66622Focus
3Ernest & Celestine$11,028-19%125$919$128,8695GKIDS
4August: Osage County$8,970-37%81-60$111$37,672,09814Weinstein Company
5That Awkward Moment$8,310-56%68-25$122$26,049,0829Focus
6Walking With Dinosaurs$6,299-19%42-17$150$36,051,81715Fox
7Gloria (2014)$5,962-35%36-14$166$2,025,38610Roadside Attractions
8Stalingrad (2014)$4,034-7%6653$61$1,004,1425Sony / Columbia
9Winter's Tale$3,278-40%85-59$39$12,591,6607Warner Bros.
10Vampire Academy$1,494-52%24-11$62$7,785,9568Weinstein Company
11Blood Ties$75616%5-23$151$41,2292Roadside Attractions
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$149-79%21$75$26,0048Rialto Pictures