'Mockingjay – Part 2' Remains #1 on Thanksgiving with $10.4M; 'The Good Dinosaur' ($6.56M) Barely Stays Ahead of 'Creed' ($6.46M) for Second; 'Victor Frankenstein' Lifeless with $0.47MNovember 27, 2015 12:05 PM

by Daniel Garris

Please note that because of the holiday weekend, today's figures are a mix of estimates and actual grosses.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in an estimated $10.4 million on Thanksgiving Day to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence declined a sizable 24 percent from Wednesday's performance. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 fell 24 percent on Thanksgiving Day as well to gross $11.08 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $146.71 million through its first week of release. That is less than expected and places the film 13 percent below the $168.71 million seven-day start of Mockingjay - Part 1. At the same time, with a two-day take of $24.15 million on Wednesday and Thursday, Mockingjay Part 2 will easily be the top film over the extended holiday frame with a five-day take of roughly $75 million to $79 million.

The Good Dinosaur held steady in second place with an estimated $6.56 million. The 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was down a sharp 33 percent from Wednesday. It should be noted that it is commonplace for animated films to experience sizable declines on Thanksgiving Day, before rebounding in a big way on Black Friday. Back in 2010, Tangled fell 32 percent on Thanksgiving Day to gross $8.07 million. With a two-day take of $16.37 million, The Good Dinosaur is running 18 percent behind the $19.93 million two-day start of Tangled. If The Good Dinosaur continues to maintain a similar pace over the weekend, it would be headed for a five-day start in the neighborhood of $55 million to $59 million. That would be below expectations and relatively soft by Pixar's lofty standards. The Good Dinosaur received a strong A rating on CinemaScore.

Warner and MGM's Creed took in an estimated $6.46 million to remain in third. The critically acclaimed seventh installment of the Rocky franchise was up a healthy 8 percent over Wednesday's opening day performance. Creed is performing on the high end of pre-release expectations with a two-day start of $12.48 million. That places the film a healthy 29 percent ahead of the $9.69 million two-day take of Rocky Balboa, which opened on a Wednesday just before Christmas back in 2006. At its current pace, Creed appears headed for a five-day launch in the area of $37 million to $41 million. In a month full of wide releases that have failed to live up to expectations, it is already looking like Creed will be a much needed exception to that trend. Like The Good Dinosaur, Creed also received a strong A rating on CinemaScore.

Spectre claimed fourth place with an estimated $2.67 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise was essentially unchanged from Wednesday. Spectre placed in second for the week with a weekly take of $24.15 million. That represented a 45 percent decline from the previous week and brings the film's three-week total to $163.25 million.

Fellow Sony release The Night Before was up one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top four with an estimated $1.68 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie was down 1 percent from Wednesday. The Night Before placed in fifth for the week with $15.93 million. While that was below expectations, The Night Before is showing early signs of having a lengthy run going forward.

The Peanuts Movie took sixth place with an estimated $1.44 million. The 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky was down a very sharp 42 percent from Wednesday, but like The Good Dinosaur, should rebound in a big way today. The Peanuts Movie took third place this week with $20.92 million. The film was down 25 percent from the previous frame and has grossed $107.06 million in three weeks.

Meanwhile, fellow Fox release Victor Frankenstein remained absolutely lifeless on Thursday with an estimated twelfth place take of $470,000. The horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy was down 23 percent from Wednesday, which represents a very troubling Thanksgiving Day hold for a film aimed at adult audiences. Victor Frankenstein is on course to become one of the year's poorest performers with a two-day start of only $1.08 million. The film received a soft C rating on CinemaScore.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, May. 9 - Sun, May. 11

Wide (1000+)

1Neighbors (2014)$51,070,000--3,279--$15,575$51,070,0001Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$37,200,000-59%4,3240$8,603$147,900,7222Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$9,250,000-36%3,30668$2,798$61,730,0433Fox
4Heaven is for Real$7,000,000-19%3,048118$2,297$75,220,0394Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$5,619,000-28%2,701-478$2,080$244,996,7456Disney
6Rio 2$5,125,000-34%2,973-341$1,724$113,165,2445Fox
7Moms' Night Out$4,200,000--1,044--$4,023$4,200,0001Sony / TriStar
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,705,376--2,607--$1,421$3,705,3761Clarius Entertainment
9Divergent$1,700,000-22%1,233-406$1,379$145,023,9198Lionsgate / Summit
10Brick Mansions$1,480,000-60%1,954-693$757$18,327,8183Relativity Media
11God's Not Dead$1,264,831-28%1,000-330$1,265$57,527,6478Freestyle / Pure Flix
13The Quiet Ones$770,000-61%1,133-894$680$8,046,3893Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,465,000-18%770-114$1,903$53,746,12810Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$800,000-42%820-534$976$27,714,7915Lionsgate / Summit
3Fading Gigolo$768,00359%340230$2,259$2,062,4464Millennium Entertainment
4The Railway Man$453,000-10%18117$2,503$2,275,7965Weinstein Company
6A Haunted House 2$340,550-68%526-802$647$16,840,3364Open Road
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$325,000-19%357-53$910$108,945,69110Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Non-Stop (2014)$321,000110%23214$1,384$91,096,93511Universal
9Transcendence$320,000-73%515-1260$621$22,176,0734Warner Bros.
10The Lunchbox$249,067-5%1534$1,628$3,433,43211Sony Pictures Classics
11Oculus$246,000-68%410-474$600$27,231,9575Relativity Media
12Frozen (2013)$55,000-53%142-37$387$400,440,48625Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

1Belle$473,000344%4541$10,511$620,1012Fox Searchlight
3Chef$204,201--6--$34,034$204,2011Open Road
4Only Lovers Left Alive$196,7342%9225$2,138$1,081,3655Sony Pictures Classics
5Under the Skin (2014)$146,475-14%93-32$1,575$2,085,8986A24
6Fed Up$130,000--18--$7,222$130,0001RADiUS-TWC
7Ida (2014)$104,00088%74$14,857$193,9242Music Box Films
8Finding Vivian Maier$101,000-33%82-8$1,232$1,102,2897IFC Films
9Palo Alto$80,640--4--$20,160$80,6401Tribeca Film
10Le Week-End$55,000-43%57-33$965$2,094,8789Music Box Films
11Blue Ruin$47,760-35%611$783$204,5183RADiUS-TWC
12God's Pocket$23,000--3--$7,667$23,0001IFC Films
133 Days to Kill$21,000-23%42-22$500$30,686,66212Relativity Media
14Sabotage (2014)$13,673-43%51-9$268$10,497,8367Open Road
15Rob the Mob$3,959-51%6-2$660$199,5568Millennium Entertainment
17The Unknown Known$501-76%6-9$84$265,3246RADiUS-TWC
18In Bloom$368--2--$184$50,70518Big World Pictures
1920 Feet from Stardom$250-86%1-1$250$4,945,13948RADiUS-TWC