'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 Extended Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Extended Weekend

Wide (1000+)

1The LEGO Movie$63,515,000-8%3,7750$16,825$143,817,9302Warner Bros.
2About Last Night$28,500,000--2,253--$12,650$28,500,0001Sony / Screen Gems
3RoboCop (2014)$25,600,000--3,372--$7,592$30,545,6121Sony / Columbia
4The Monuments Men$18,000,000-18%3,0830$5,838$46,668,6672Sony / Columbia
5Endless Love (2014)$15,059,000--2,896--$5,200$15,059,0001Universal
6Ride Along$10,000,0004%2,517-283$3,973$117,373,7955Universal
7Winter's Tale$8,100,000--2,965--$2,732$8,100,0001Warner Bros.
8Frozen (2013)$8,073,00017%2,101-359$3,842$378,264,21413Disney
9Lone Survivor$4,700,000-16%2,013-856$2,335$119,026,1668Universal
10That Awkward Moment$3,868,000-26%1,922-887$2,012$21,930,9463Focus
11American Hustle$2,850,000-7%1,072-568$2,659$141,870,25810Sony / Columbia
12Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$2,560,000-28%1,278-861$2,003$48,006,8615Paramount
13The Nut Job$2,438,000-35%1,918-1086$1,271$58,188,6565Open Road
14Vampire Academy$2,261,000-42%2,6760$845$7,012,9992Weinstein Company
15Philomena$1,863,000134%1,225721$1,521$30,936,12713Weinstein Company
16Labor Day (2013)$1,415,000-56%1,664-920$850$12,609,5683Paramount
17August: Osage County$1,065,000-28%1,010-317$1,054$35,946,8078Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Wolf of Wall Street$2,335,000-10%751-416$3,109$111,081,1328Paramount
2Gravity$1,245,000-26%355-346$3,507$268,166,61020Warner Bros.
3Her (2013)$720,000-2%255-202$2,824$23,428,9909Warner Bros.
412 Years a Slave$700,000-14%386-292$1,813$48,351,97618Fox Searchlight
5Nebraska$635,000-10%324-201$1,960$15,895,12314Paramount Vantage
6The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$610,000-8%326-203$1,871$423,185,81913Lionsgate
7The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$603,000-12%285-252$2,116$256,228,37710Warner Bros. / New Line
8I, Frankenstein$520,000-65%468-959$1,111$18,384,8784Lionsgate
9Dallas Buyers Club$456,000-25%223-265$2,045$24,356,32116Focus
10Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$222,000-15%261-85$851$125,116,4309Paramount
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$130,0005%181-16$718$119,433,05321Sony / Columbia
12Devil's Due$118,200-63%123-262$961$15,609,9295Fox
13Captain Phillips$92,000-17%135-47$681$106,870,48819Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

1Gloria (2014)$374,20051%9833$3,818$1,017,4054Roadside Attractions
2The Past$133,47029%7710$1,733$1,030,1499Sony Pictures Classics
3The Legend Of Hercules$85,000-64%90-158$944$18,530,2806Lionsgate / Summit
4Tim's Vermeer$76,75697%125$6,396$221,7463Sony Pictures Classics
5Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$47,000-32%62-41$758$32,453,9107Paramount
6The Invisible Woman$45,464-23%44-30$1,033$1,053,7108Sony Pictures Classics