'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 Mon, Jun. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$3,638,450-50%3,3060$1,101$113,549,5752Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$3,123,254-55%4,26815$732$97,719,3012Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Think Like a Man Too$2,475,300-63%2,225--$1,112$31,717,2111Sony / Screen Gems
5Jersey Boys$1,472,498-57%2,905--$507$14,791,8691Warner Bros.
6The Fault in Our Stars$1,431,960-36%3,34067$429$100,126,0033Fox
7Edge of Tomorrow$1,202,389-54%3,212-293$374$75,193,9623Warner Bros.
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$791,942-53%2,681-361$295$217,536,6525Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$263,110-53%1,365-723$193$195,246,4986Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$211,845-49%1,417-996$150$40,514,2954Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$175,590-47%1,033-863$170$145,892,5407Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$211,103-53%961-141$220$17,016,8837Open Road
2Blended$128,241-49%842-739$152$42,487,1245Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$85,899-48%434-248$198$199,596,7348Sony / Columbia
4Rio 2$66,410-41%310-73$214$127,442,40211Fox
5Divergent$45,013-39%289-47$156$150,205,04814Lionsgate / Summit
6Belle$42,026-52%244-94$172$9,240,2778Fox Searchlight
7The Other Woman (2014)$34,050-37%231-13$147$83,125,1659Fox
8The LEGO Movie$32,527-32%31514$103$256,728,84420Warner Bros.
9Heaven is for Real$29,470-45%201-331$147$89,841,03010Sony / TriStar
10The Grand Seduction$27,375-57%12420$221$1,797,0924eOne Films US
11Words and Pictures$25,320-56%175-42$145$1,503,0815Roadside Attractions
12The Signal (2014)$21,077-52%20484$103$424,6632Focus
13The Grand Budapest Hotel$20,417-39%112-37$182$58,367,57316Fox Searchlight
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$17,697-40%179-28$99$110,862,44816Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15God's Not Dead$15,392-45%112-38$137$60,497,12514Freestyle / Pure Flix
16The Immigrant$11,502-55%110-30$105$1,870,4476Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$29,368-16%410$716$3,272,73212Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Fed Up$7,548-16%47-9$161$1,408,7427RADiUS-TWC
3The Railway Man$7,251-25%8434$86$4,368,93611Weinstein Company
4Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$6,321-49%4628$137$132,2093RADiUS-TWC
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$6,203-45%529$119$8,394,7097Clarius Entertainment
6Moms' Night Out$4,951-54%50-31$99$10,171,9377Sony / TriStar
7Brick Mansions$4,304-60%60-25$72$20,289,8229Relativity Media
8Oculus$1,067-47%17-14$63$27,690,54111Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$352-68%30$117$305,3727Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$97-39%1-1$97$258,2109RADiUS-TWC
11The Unknown Known$66-51%2-1$33$275,72412RADiUS-TWC