'Mockingjay – Part 2' Holds Up Well on Monday with $8.54M; 'The Peanuts Movie' Passes $100M After $1.60M Daily Take; 'Spectre' Third with $1.57M; 'The Night Before' Fourth with $1.13MNovember 24, 2015 01:24 PM

by Daniel Garris

Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in $8.54 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth straight day. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 63 percent from Sunday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was down 65 percent on its first Monday to gross $8.98 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $111.21 million in four days of release. While the film is running 15 percent behind the $130.88 million start of Mockingjay - Part 1, Mockingjay - Part 2 is also displaying stronger daily holding power thus far than Mockingjay - Part 1 did.

The Peanuts Movie claimed second place on Monday with $1.60 million. In the process, the 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky surpassed the $100 million domestic mark on Monday. Thanks in part to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday; The Peanuts Movie was down just 62 percent from Sunday and up 81 percent over last Monday. With an 18-day take of $100.95 million, The Peanuts Movie is currently running 18 percent behind the $123.69 million 18-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

Spectre followed closely behind in third with $1.57 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise declined 63 percent from Sunday and 35 percent from last Monday. Spectre has grossed a solid $155.72 million in 18 days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $142.31 million 18-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace and 30 percent behind the $223.07 million 18-day gross of 2012's Skyfall.

Sony's The Night Before held up nicely on Monday with a fourth place take of $1.13 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie was down only 55 percent from Sunday. The Night Before has grossed a softer than expected $11.01 million in four days, but is likely to hold up well throughout the holiday season. The film is currently running 21 percent behind the $13.99 million four-day take of 2011's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.

STX Entertainment's Secret in Their Eyes rounded out the day's top five with $0.601 million. The thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts was down 64 percent from Monday. Secret in Their Eyes has grossed a lackluster $7.25 million in four days. That places the film 45 percent behind the $13.21 million four-day start of fellow STX Entertainment release The Gift earlier this year.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jun. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$41,868,135--4,233--$9,891$41,868,1351Paramount
222 Jump Street$5,135,43175%3,426120$1,499$129,572,3233Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$4,120,78931%3,750-518$1,099$112,835,3213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Think Like a Man Too$3,383,399108%2,2250$1,521$41,151,7592Sony / Screen Gems
6Jersey Boys$2,259,43861%2,9050$778$21,991,9242Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$1,848,10037%2,845-495$650$106,593,1184Fox
8Edge of Tomorrow$1,603,87168%2,535-677$633$80,548,5034Warner Bros.
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$966,47142%2,014-667$480$221,059,9436Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$435,20389%801-160$543$18,191,2528Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$297,71033%750-615$397$196,382,8107Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$247,40560%510-523$485$146,702,7908Universal
4Blended$181,71743%475-367$383$43,134,5066Warner Bros.
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$169,255-4%483-934$350$41,328,2105Universal
6Rio 2$140,72574%32212$437$127,843,85912Fox
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$96,63726%274-160$353$199,959,7189Sony / Columbia
8Belle$71,49530%175-69$409$9,471,6879Fox Searchlight
9Heaven is for Real$70,611129%21110$335$90,009,16111Sony / TriStar
10The Grand Seduction$67,36672%119-5$566$1,993,0365eOne Films US
11Divergent$62,74634%210-79$299$150,411,42215Lionsgate / Summit
12The Other Woman (2014)$50,07832%195-36$257$83,292,18510Fox
13The LEGO Movie$48,96622%33520$146$256,902,69221Warner Bros.
14Words and Pictures$37,85020%105-70$360$1,633,2126Roadside Attractions
15Moms' Night Out$28,077302%11767$240$10,220,8588Sony / TriStar
16Mr. Peabody & Sherman$26,0966%141-38$185$110,963,65617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
17The Signal (2014)$20,38114%180-24$113$506,6693Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,10110%410$1,173$3,449,74913Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Begin Again$43,303--5--$8,661$43,3031Weinstein Company
4The Grand Budapest Hotel$31,71969%90-22$352$58,462,06017Fox Searchlight
5Brick Mansions$23,461363%31-29$757$20,328,71710Relativity Media
6God's Not Dead$18,21217%90-22$202$60,563,30615Freestyle / Pure Flix
7The Immigrant$17,91413%61-49$294$1,934,1477Weinstein Company
8America (2014)$12,364--3--$4,121$12,3641Lionsgate
9Fed Up$7,1220%32-15$223$1,437,0978RADiUS-TWC
10Yves Saint Laurent$6,95343%2--$3,477$18,6071Weinstein Company
11Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$5,559-3%31-15$179$157,2664RADiUS-TWC
12The Railway Man$4,282-32%38-46$113$4,395,19112Weinstein Company
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,210-62%21-31$153$8,427,2708Clarius Entertainment
14Radio Free Albemuth$1,773--10--$177$1,7731Freestyle Releasing
15The Hornet's Nest$152-7%2-1$76$306,3828Freestyle Releasing
16The Unknown Known$150305%1-1$150$276,10613RADiUS-TWC