'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

Wide (1000+)

1Despicable Me 2$80,500,000--3,997--$20,140$140,057,6451Universal
2The Lone Ranger$30,500,000--3,904--$7,813$50,004,1611Disney
3The Heat$24,500,000-37%3,1843$7,695$85,995,2882Fox
4Monsters University$20,000,000-56%3,739-265$5,349$216,537,6323Disney
5World War Z$18,500,000-38%3,316-291$5,579$159,080,6753Paramount
6White House Down$13,500,000-46%3,2220$4,190$50,506,7632Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$11,700,000-44%2,905-1226$4,028$271,474,1534Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$5,800,000-33%2,104-606$2,757$85,604,1534Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$2,900,000-48%1,606-958$1,806$110,545,4126Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$10,000,000--876--$11,416$17,360,7041Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.