'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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 3 - Sun, Jan. 5

Wide (1000+)

1Frozen (2013)$20,722,000-28%3,318-17$6,245$297,838,2047Disney
2Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$18,200,000--2,867--$6,348$18,200,0001Paramount
3The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$16,250,000-44%3,730-198$4,357$229,634,4224Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Wolf of Wall Street$13,400,000-27%2,55720$5,241$63,295,1142Paramount
5American Hustle$13,200,000-29%2,51811$5,242$88,718,9164Sony / Columbia
6Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$11,100,000-44%3,407-100$3,258$109,179,5133Paramount
7Saving Mr. Banks$9,057,000-33%2,1100$4,292$59,320,3894Disney
8The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$8,200,000-36%2,92213$2,806$45,669,2372Fox
9The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$7,400,000-26%2,143-172$3,453$407,488,3907Lionsgate
10Grudge Match$5,410,000-23%2,85618$1,894$24,920,0572Warner Bros.
1147 Ronin$5,000,000-50%2,6901$1,859$32,630,4652Universal
12Walking With Dinosaurs$3,780,000-48%2,560-683$1,477$31,383,5933Fox
13Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$3,150,000-54%1,474-314$2,137$50,464,9664Lionsgate
14Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$1,109,000-51%1,01035$1,098$7,114,8186Weinstein Company
15Justin Bieber's Believe$573,000-71%1,0370$553$5,962,4162Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

1Philomena$1,552,000-12%607-120$2,557$19,695,3517Weinstein Company
2Inside Llewyn Davis$1,175,000-6%156-5$7,532$6,987,3505CBS Films
3Nebraska$670,000-9%240-10$2,792$7,055,0488Paramount Vantage
4The Book Thief$543,000-12%329-152$1,650$19,105,6089Fox
5Gravity$500,000-2%165-10$3,030$255,644,42614Warner Bros.
6Thor: The Dark World$490,000-23%291-28$1,684$203,462,6979Disney
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$475,000-7%278-25$1,709$117,648,70915Sony / Columbia
812 Years a Slave$326,000-13%151-3$2,159$38,469,34212Fox Searchlight
9Dallas Buyers Club$306,00010%1284$2,391$16,303,18810Focus
10Ender's Game$225,000-17%242-7$930$61,661,31210Lionsgate / Summit
11Last Vegas$203,000-20%25736$790$63,116,35310CBS Films
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$185,000-21%220-37$841$101,635,64011Paramount
13The Best Man Holiday$116,000-46%13010$892$70,502,7508Universal
14Despicable Me 2$109,000-15%151-14$722$367,969,09527Universal
15Delivery Man$107,000-11%1459$738$29,875,7517Disney / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

1Her (2013)$722,00011%470$15,362$2,986,9763Warner Bros.
2August: Osage County$140,887-21%50$28,177$482,6562Weinstein Company
3Lone Survivor$83,642-8%20$41,821$325,4702Universal
4All Is Lost$55,200-15%670$824$6,055,77812Roadside Attractions
5Escape Plan$52,000-24%84-23$619$25,065,46212Lionsgate / Summit
6The Past$40,15818%50$8,032$160,2133Sony Pictures Classics
7Personal Tailor$32,000-42%90$3,556$345,0003China Lion Film
8The Invisible Woman$30,151-6%41$7,538$116,8402Sony Pictures Classics
9In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter$6,100--1--$6,100$6,1001Undefined
1020 Feet from Stardom$3,345-31%5-3$669$4,821,26630RADiUS-TWC
11Inequality for All$362-73%32$121$1,192,77815RADiUS-TWC