The final “The Hunger Games” film once again topped the box-office this weekend, dropping 49.7% to take in a $51.6 million haul over the three days. Despite having the lowest opening of the series so far, this is the only film in the series to drop less than 50% in its second weekend.
Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” came in second nabbing the fourth highest Thanksgiving weekend – three-day and five-day – opening of all time with $39.19 million and $55.5 million respectively. Yet that three day is also the worst opening for a Pixar film since 1995’s “Toy Story”, and even with its five-day haul it still wouldn’t be enough to get into the company’s top ten openings of all time.
The criticially lauded “Creed” was third with $30.1 million for the three day and $42.6 million for the five day. With excellent day-to-day holds, the film is expected to have strong staying power in coming weeks. “Spectre” was fourth with an estimated $12.8 million for the three-day. It now sits just short of $750 million globally.
The dud this week was “Victor Frankenstein” which managed just $2.35 million for the three day and $3.4 million for the five day along with scathing reviews. Overseas it pulled in a further $10 million, but at a costly $40 million budget it will struggle to get into profit.
In limited release, both “Spotlight” and “Brooklyn” made the top ten while “The Danish Girl” opened to a very robust $46,250 per screen average while “Carol” continued going strong with a $50,769 per screen average. Overseas “The Martian” opened in China to $50 million, topping both “Interstellar” and “Gravity,” and is currently the ninth highest grossing film of the year globally with $545 million.