Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Retains the #1 Spot at Thanksgiving Weekend

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was victor at the long Thanksgiving weekend, topping charts with $75.8 million, while Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur failed to capitalize on school holidays, leaving the overall box office softer than anticipated.

Just kidding. The 3D animated family film about a dino and a caveboy was second with $55.6 million over the five days and the Rocky revival Creed made its debut in third with $42.6 million for MGM Studios and it should continue to perform strong over the next few weeks going by the “A” CinemaScore. I’m glad Creed was successful. This year has shown that films that have minorities as the main characters can bring in money.

Elsewhere, I thought Mockingjay – Part 2 was a flop, but it turned out to be the highest grossing film of the franchise. The only turkey was Paul McGuigan‘s horror film Victor Frankenstein,  with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, which quickly bombed with less than $4 million for Fox.

The 24th James Bond movie Spectre continued its strong run, finishing fourth with $12.8 million over the three-day weekend, and Charlie Brown and The Peanuts Movie rounded out the top five with $9.7 million, down 27% from last weekend, with $13.6 million over the five days. Here’s how this weekend’s top ten looks.

Weekend Box Office

Next weekend, there is only one wide release, Legendary’s festive comedy-horror Krampus.