NORTH AMERICA: 'Mockingjay – Part 2' Leads Again on Thursday with $1.28M, 'Creed' #2 with $1.06M; 'Krampus' Passes $20M Mark After $0.81M Daily Take
on December 11, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in $1.28 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for the 20th time over the past 21 days. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 7 percent from Wednesday and down 40 percent from last Thursday. Mockingjay- Part 2 was the week's top film with a weekly take of $24.68 million. That was down 60 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to $233.19 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 is currently running 12 percent behind the $264.20 million three-week take of last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.
Warner and MGM's Creed held steady in second place with $1.06 million. The critically acclaimed seventh installment of the Rocky franchise was unchanged from Wednesday's performance and down a very solid 33 percent from last Thursday. Creed took third place for the week with $19.60 million. The film was down 47 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a stronger than expected $69.20 million through 16 days of release. That places the film a healthy 27 percent ahead of the $54.62 million 16-day gross of 2006's Rocky Balboa.
Universal's Krampus rounded out its first week of release with a third place take of $0.814 million. The modestly budgeted holiday themed PG-13 horror film fell 3 percent from Wednesday. Krampus exceeded pre-release expectations this week with a second place take of $20.14 million and performed nicely with its modest production budget in mind. The film continues to perform very similarly to 2013's A Madea Christmas, which grossed $19.77 million during its first week of release.
The Good Dinosaur grossed $0.785 million to remain in fourth place. The 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was down 3 percent from Wednesday and down just 23 percent from last Thursday. The Good Dinosaur landed in fourth for the week with $18.72 million. The film was down 58 percent from the previous week and has grossed a softer than expected $79.16 million in 16 days. That places the film an underwhelming 22 percent behind the $101.06 million 16-day take of 2010's Tangled.