'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)

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10

Wide (1000+)

1Identity Thief$36,593,000--3,141--$11,650$36,593,0001Universal
2Warm Bodies$11,500,000-43%3,0090$3,822$36,625,0822Lionsgate / Summit
3Side Effects (2013)$10,015,000--2,605--$3,845$10,015,0001Open Road
4Silver Linings Playbook$6,908,000-11%2,8090$2,459$90,002,23913Weinstein Company
5Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$5,750,000-39%3,285-90$1,750$43,832,8533Paramount
7Zero Dark Thirty$4,000,000-23%2,562-309$1,561$83,560,5908Sony / Columbia
8Argo$2,500,00023%1,405470$1,779$123,733,61318Warner Bros.
9Django Unchained$2,288,000-24%1,502-275$1,523$154,501,1327Weinstein Company
10Bullet to the Head$1,980,000-56%2,4040$824$8,171,0222Warner Bros.
11Lincoln$1,860,000-23%1,517-239$1,226$173,607,46914Disney / DreamWorks
13Les Miserables (2012)$1,556,000-36%1,447-401$1,075$143,984,1557Universal
14The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,465,000-23%1,001-299$1,464$298,330,0529Warner Bros. / New Line
15Parental Guidance$1,085,000-27%1,219-261$890$74,357,4907Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

1Top Gun 3D$1,900,000--300--$6,333$1,900,0001Paramount
2Life of Pi$1,725,000-8%92422$1,867$108,509,50512Fox
3Wreck-It Ralph$1,066,00079%75797$1,408$184,414,71515Disney
4Quartet$951,000-20%24442$3,898$5,010,4875Weinstein Company
5The Impossible$915,000-30%739-26$1,238$16,625,7448Lionsgate / Summit
6Gangster Squad$870,000-53%942-683$924$44,803,8405Warner Bros.
7A Haunted House$840,622-45%913-588$921$39,061,0155Open Road
8Stand Up Guys$600,000-60%67011$896$2,719,7642Lionsgate / Roadside
9Broken City$470,000-68%755-1031$623$19,213,4644Fox
10Amour$380,721-15%12531$3,046$3,023,5998Sony Pictures Classics
11Rise of The Guardians$248,000-8%275-32$902$100,859,62412Paramount / DreamWorks
12Jack Reacher$243,000-26%307-143$792$79,124,2418Paramount
13Hyde Park on Hudson$131,143-28%130-14$1,009$5,826,57510Focus
14The Guilt Trip$107,000-38%225-66$476$36,694,5378Paramount
15Texas Chainsaw 3D$101,000151%18564$546$34,185,0496Lionsgate
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$98,000-28%160-29$613$291,427,46813Lionsgate / Summit
17The Last Stand$70,000-74%239-450$293$11,881,4084Lionsgate
19Red Dawn (2012)$54,910-36%105-48$523$44,751,32712FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

1Anna Karenina (2012)$55,729-23%911$612$12,673,41213Focus
2The Gatekeepers$42,449-31%30$14,150$152,9162Sony Pictures Classics
3Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$32,000-7%47-3$681$12,496,6948Paramount
4Lore$31,000--6--$5,167$31,0001Music Box Films
5Rust and Bone$30,154-58%51-29$591$1,900,12212Sony Pictures Classics
6Playing For Keeps (2012)$29,595-57%81-67$365$13,083,11510FilmDistrict
7Lost in Thailand$29,143--35--$833$29,1431WAMCR
8Koch$27,988-20%31$9,329$79,7242Zeitgeist Films
9The Master$23,000-45%291$793$16,246,40122Weinstein Company
10Searching For Sugar Man$20,7094%202$1,035$3,245,82529Sony Pictures Classics
11A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III$12,000--2--$6,000$12,0001A24