Creed To Soar At Thanksgiving Box-Office

Though “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” is expected to lead the U.S. box office with about $73 million for the five-day Thanksgiving holiday, it will get some steady competition from two major newcomers.

Disney and Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” is on track for a $63 million haul for the long weekend, while the “Rocky” spin-off “Creed” is coming in above forecasts and looks to be closing out the five days with $40 million. “Creed” is garnering stellar reviews (82/100 on Metacritic), whereas “The Good Dinosaur” is positive albeit soft (67/100 on MC) and running far behind Pixar’s Summer effort “Inside Out” (94/100 on MC).

Not faring so well is Fox’s “Victor Frankenstein,” the Daniel Radcliffe-James McAvoy starrer which is only on course for a $7 million opening and is coming off some atrocious reviews (35/100 on MC). “Frozen” remains the record holder for the holiday with a $93.6 million five-day launch in 2013.

Speaking of “Creed,” a new featurette is out talking about actor Michael B. Jordan’s physical preparation for the role: