NORTH AMERICA: 'Mockingjay – Part 2' Claims $208.5M in Two Weeks After Leading Thursday with $2.13M; 'Creed' On the Verge of $50M After $1.59M Daily Take; 'The Good Dinosaur' Passes $60M Mark

on December 04, 2015


By Daniel Garris

Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in $2.13 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 14th consecutive day. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 2.5 percent from Wednesday and down a sharp 79 percent from last Thursday's inflated Thanksgiving Day performance. Mockingjay - Part 2 was the week's top film with a weekly take of $61.97 million. That represented a 58 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and places the film's two-week total at $208.51 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 is currently running 12 percent behind the $236.13 million 14-day take of last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

Warner and MGM's Creed held steady in second place with $1.59 million. The critically acclaimed seventh installment of the Rocky franchise declined 3 percent from Wednesday and 75 percent from last Thursday. Creed placed in third for the week with $37.11 million and has grossed a stronger than expected $49.60 million in nine days of release. That places the film a healthy 33 percent ahead of the $37.37 million nine-day start of 2006's Rocky Balboa.

The Good Dinosaur took in $1.02 million to remain in third. The latest 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was down 1 percent from Wednesday and down a very sharp 84 percent from Thanksgiving Day. The Good Dinosaur claimed second place this week with $44.14 million. That brings the film's nine-day total to $60.44 million, which is below expectations and places the film 19 percent behind the $74.96 million nine-day gross of 2010's Tangled.

Spectre continued to claim fourth place with $0.679 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise fell 1 percent from Wednesday and 75 percent from last Thursday. Spectre finished in fourth for the week with $15.86 million. That was down 34 percent from the previous week and brings the film's four-week total to $179.10 million.

Fellow Sony release The Night Before rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.628 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 62 percent from last Thursday. The Night Before claimed fifth place this week with $11.17 million. The film was down just 30 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed $27.07 million in two weeks.

Fox's Victor Frankenstein took in $162,250 on Thursday. The horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy landed in twelfth place for the week with $3.26 million and has only managed $4.36 million in nine 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.

Tags: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Creed, The Good Dinosaur, Spectre, The Night Before, Victor Frankenstein, north-america

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