'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 Tue, May. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$8,207,674-58%3,996--$2,054$118,784,2781Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$2,689,400-64%3,9520$681$158,475,0652Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$1,583,660-49%3,266-45$485$118,387,2553Universal
4Blended$1,374,160-60%3,555--$387$19,109,3651Warner Bros.
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$728,078-67%3,160-831$230$187,839,9094Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$624,737-72%3,0190$207$23,328,1832Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$411,582-48%2,154-900$191$79,015,7315Fox
8Rio 2$233,436-75%1,701-670$137$122,742,1767Fox
9Heaven is for Real$222,960-71%1,720-1173$130$86,813,0446Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$161,168-69%1,373-898$117$254,273,2648Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$213,222-70%498426$428$4,477,3053Open Road
2Belle$179,430-66%453280$396$4,563,3804Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$118,253-51%861-185$137$9,101,3253Sony / TriStar
4The Railway Man$76,574-57%600417$128$3,697,4727Weinstein Company
5Divergent$74,570-64%644-347$116$148,182,77610Lionsgate / Summit
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$70,879-59%360-270$197$56,834,08112Fox Searchlight
7Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$62,884-65%674-1904$93$7,926,8183Clarius Entertainment
8The Immigrant$45,173-64%147144$307$684,2902Weinstein Company
9The LEGO Movie$33,889-75%323-32$105$255,089,69416Warner Bros.
10God's Not Dead$30,397-64%245-535$124$59,619,67110Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Fed Up$27,287-59%10247$268$797,8823RADiUS-TWC
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$26,514-72%286-33$93$109,797,98712Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14Non-Stop (2014)$13,770-57%153-67$90$91,713,01513Universal
15Transcendence$9,985-57%202-113$49$22,861,9436Warner Bros.
16Brick Mansions$9,972-54%168-556$59$19,992,9315Relativity Media
17Oculus$9,041-41%105-35$86$27,548,2687Relativity Media
18Draft Day$7,035-69%145-350$49$28,599,5697Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$36,547-19%392$937$2,201,2978Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Hornet's Nest$9,443-69%5740$166$188,9263Freestyle Releasing
3A Haunted House 2$7,871-60%88-36$89$17,199,4746Open Road
4Words and Pictures$7,067-74%10--$707$122,5031Roadside Attractions
5Heropanti$5,193-9%16--$325$43,7371UTV Motion Pictures
6The Quiet Ones$4,292-55%92-249$47$8,461,4325Lionsgate
7300: Rise of an Empire$2,323-66%71-84$33$106,573,13212Warner Bros.
8Accident (2014 re-issue)$968-48%1--$968$8,6351Rialto Pictures
92 States$47523%4-28$119$2,237,4906UTV Motion Pictures
10Bad Words$462-41%21-62$22$7,778,81111Focus
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$200-11%4-4$50$128,4266Rialto Pictures
12Blue Ruin$179-63%5-19$36$247,5625RADiUS-TWC
13Grand Départ$71-41%1--$71$5301Rialto Premieres
14The Unknown Known$50-17%52$10$268,7808RADiUS-TWC