'Mockingjay – Part 2' Passes the $200M Mark After Leading Monday with $2.55M; 'Creed' Moves Into Second with $1.93M; 'The Good Dinosaur' Third with $1.36MDecember 01, 2015 12:53 PM

by Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 led the way for an eleventh consecutive day on Monday with $2.55 million. In the process, the final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence surpassed the $200 million domestic mark yesterday. The film is the eighth release of 2015 to reach the $200 million domestic milestone. Mockingjay - Part 2 was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 70 percent from last Monday. With an eleven-day gross of $201.09 million, Mockingjay - Part 2 is currently running 12 percent behind the $228.32 million eleven-day gross of last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (which fell 76 percent on its second Monday to take in $2.64 million).

Warner and MGM's Creed moved into second place on Monday with $1.93 million. The critically acclaimed seventh installment of the Rocky franchise declined 70 percent from Sunday. Creed continues to outpace expectations with a strong six-day start of $44.04 million. That places the film an impressive 65 percent ahead of the $26.70 million six-day launch of Rocky Balboa (which opened the Wednesday before Christmas back in 2006). This November was full of wide releases that failed to live up to expectations, but Creed already looks to be a much needed exception to that trend.

The Good Dinosaur claimed third place with $1.36 million. The latest 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was down a sharp 85 percent from Sunday, which is a sure sign of how heavily the film is skewing towards family audiences. The Good Dinosaur continues to perform below its lofty expectations with a six-day start of $56.82 million. The film is currently running 19 percent behind the $70.48 million six-day take of 2010's Tangled (which fell 83 percent on its first Monday to gross $1.77 million).

Spectre followed in fourth place with $0.712 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise fell 72 percent from Sunday and 55 percent from last Monday. Spectre has grossed a solid $176.84 million in 25 days. That places the film 16 percent ahead of the $152.15 million 25-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace and 28 percent behind the $246.71 million 25-day gross of 2012's Skyfall.

Fellow Sony release The Night Before rounded out Monday's top five with $0.642 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie continues to hold up nicely, as it was down just 63 percent from Sunday and down 43 percent from last Monday. The Night Before has grossed $24.92 million in eleven days and is likely to continue to hold up well throughout the holiday season.

Meanwhile, Fox's Victor Frankenstein continued to disappoint in a big way with a tenth place take of $190,437. The horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy has managed just $3.76 million in six days. That is well below the film's already modest expectations and places Victor Frankenstein on course to be one of the poorer performing wide releases of 2015.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 1 - Sun, Mar. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Jack the Giant Slayer$28,010,000--3,525--$7,946$28,010,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2Identity Thief$9,700,000-31%3,2308$3,003$107,427,1054Universal
321 And Over$9,000,000--2,771--$3,248$9,000,0001Relativity Media
4The Last Exorcism Part II$8,030,000--2,700--$2,974$8,030,0001CBS Films
5Snitch (2013)$7,700,000-42%2,5110$3,067$24,410,3392Lionsgate / Summit
6Escape From Planet Earth$6,726,000-37%3,110-243$2,163$43,213,0503Weinstein Company
7Safe Haven$6,300,000-40%2,951-272$2,135$57,093,4833Relativity Media
8Silver Linings Playbook$5,941,0003%1,836-176$3,236$115,520,63916Weinstein Company
9A Good Day to Die Hard$4,500,000-56%2,589-966$1,738$59,624,0413Fox
10Dark Skies$3,556,000-57%2,3130$1,537$13,452,6872Weinstein / Dimension
11Warm Bodies$2,650,000-45%1,930-714$1,373$62,009,6745Lionsgate / Summit
12Side Effects (2013)$1,777,000-47%1,112-958$1,598$28,101,3094Open Road
13Beautiful Creatures (2013)$923,000-74%1,075-1875$859$18,529,4343Warner Bros.
14Phantom (2013)$465,000--1,118--$416$465,0001RCR Media Group

Limited (100 — 999)

1Life of Pi$2,300,00043%62654$3,674$116,943,01615Fox
2Argo$2,205,00021%985183$2,239$132,761,38521Warner Bros.
3Quartet$1,760,00056%725369$2,428$11,159,7908Weinstein Company
4Zero Dark Thirty$1,300,000-42%722-475$1,801$93,574,08211Sony / Columbia
5Django Unchained$1,024,0005%983324$1,042$160,316,00710Weinstein Company
6Lincoln$1,005,000-32%652-223$1,541$180,091,05617Disney / DreamWorks
7Wreck-It Ralph$575,000-11%352-50$1,634$187,391,70618Disney
8Les Miserables (2012)$560,000-12%352-110$1,591$147,619,61010Universal
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$552,000-67%601-824$918$54,089,9176Paramount
10Amour$522,283-27%3335$1,568$5,921,76211Sony Pictures Classics
12Rise of The Guardians$302,000-18%295-10$1,024$102,398,55015Paramount / DreamWorks
13Jack Reacher$184,000161%225125$818$79,676,41311Paramount
14Bless Me, Ultima$178,246-62%183-80$974$1,257,1622Arenas Entertainment
15The Impossible$153,000-47%151-122$1,013$18,315,82711Lionsgate / Summit
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$115,000-46%180-43$639$292,299,92816Lionsgate / Summit
17A Haunted House$97,302-52%169-133$576$40,037,8478Open Road
18The Guilt Trip$82,000-40%133-53$617$37,099,67911Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Gatekeepers$255,25591%4627$5,549$685,3735Sony Pictures Classics
2Stoker$158,822--7--$22,689$158,8221Fox Searchlight
3No (2013)$110,14458%115$10,013$317,1753Sony Pictures Classics
4A Place at the Table$84,000--35--$2,400$84,0001Magnolia Pictures
5Hyde Park on Hudson$48,226-24%38-27$1,269$6,213,20113Focus
6Stand Up Guys$16,000-55%17-24$941$3,299,6845Lionsgate / Roadside
7Like Someone in Love$14,000-36%7-2$2,000$82,9403IFC Films
8War Witch$10,260--2--$5,130$10,2601Tribeca Film
9Leviathan (2013)$10,018--1--$10,018$10,0181Cinema Guild
10Hava Nagila (The Movie)$9,521--1--$9,521$9,5211International Film Circuit
11Chasing Ice$5,181--9--$576$1,225,18217Submarine Deluxe
12The Power of Few$4,026-57%3-2$1,342$22,0953Steelyard Pictures
13Welcome to Pine Hill$4,000--1--$4,000$4,0001Oscilloscope
14The End of Love$2,400--2--$1,200$2,4001Variance Films