NORTH AMERICA: 'Mockingjay – Part 2' Remains #1 on Tuesday with $3.10M; 'Creed' a Strong Second with $2.32M; 'The Good Dinosaur' Third with $1.57M
on December 02, 2015
By Daniel Garris
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 grossed $3.10 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence has now led the daily box office for twelve consecutive days. Mockingjay - Part 2 increased 22 percent over Monday and decreased 73 percent from last Tuesday's pre-holiday inflated performance. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $204.19 million in twelve days of release, which places the film 12 percent behind the $231.48 million twelve-day take of last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (which increased 20 percent on its second Tuesday to gross $3.16 million).
Warner and MGM's Creed held steady in second place with $2.32 million. The critically acclaimed seventh installment of the Rocky franchise was up 21 percent over Monday. Creed continues to outpace expectations with a strong seven-day start of $46.37 million. That places the film an impressive 49 percent ahead of the $31.15 million seven-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 took in $1.57 million to remain in third. The latest 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar increased 15 percent over Monday's performance, which represented a very solid daily percentage hold for a family film on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. However, The Good Dinosaur continues to perform below its lofty expectations with a seven-day take of $58.39 million. The film is currently running 19 percent behind the $72.17 million seven-day start of 2010's Tangled (which fell 4 percent on its first Tuesday to take in $1.70 million).
Spectre continued to claim fourth place with $0.895 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise was up 26 percent over Monday and down 59 percent from last Tuesday. Spectre has grossed a solid $177.73 million in 26 days. That places the film 16 percent ahead of the $152.72 million 26-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace and 28 percent behind the $248.22 million 26-day gross of 2012's Skyfall.
Fellow Sony release The Night Before rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.866 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie continues to hold up nicely, as it was up 35 percent over Monday and down 44 percent from last Tuesday. The Night Before has grossed $25.79 million in twelve 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 $257,717. The horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy has managed just $4.02 million in seven 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.