'Mockingjay – Part 2' Remains #1 on Thanksgiving with $10.4M; 'The Good Dinosaur' ($6.56M) Barely Stays Ahead of 'Creed' ($6.46M) for Second; 'Victor Frankenstein' Lifeless with $0.47MNovember 27, 2015 12:05 PM

by Daniel Garris

Please note that because of the holiday weekend, today's figures are a mix of estimates and actual grosses.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in an estimated $10.4 million on Thanksgiving Day to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence declined a sizable 24 percent from Wednesday's performance. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 fell 24 percent on Thanksgiving Day as well to gross $11.08 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $146.71 million through its first week of release. That is less than expected and places the film 13 percent below the $168.71 million seven-day start of Mockingjay - Part 1. At the same time, with a two-day take of $24.15 million on Wednesday and Thursday, Mockingjay Part 2 will easily be the top film over the extended holiday frame with a five-day take of roughly $75 million to $79 million.

The Good Dinosaur held steady in second place with an estimated $6.56 million. The 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was down a sharp 33 percent from Wednesday. It should be noted that it is commonplace for animated films to experience sizable declines on Thanksgiving Day, before rebounding in a big way on Black Friday. Back in 2010, Tangled fell 32 percent on Thanksgiving Day to gross $8.07 million. With a two-day take of $16.37 million, The Good Dinosaur is running 18 percent behind the $19.93 million two-day start of Tangled. If The Good Dinosaur continues to maintain a similar pace over the weekend, it would be headed for a five-day start in the neighborhood of $55 million to $59 million. That would be below expectations and relatively soft by Pixar's lofty standards. The Good Dinosaur received a strong A rating on CinemaScore.

Warner and MGM's Creed took in an estimated $6.46 million to remain in third. The critically acclaimed seventh installment of the Rocky franchise was up a healthy 8 percent over Wednesday's opening day performance. Creed is performing on the high end of pre-release expectations with a two-day start of $12.48 million. That places the film a healthy 29 percent ahead of the $9.69 million two-day take of Rocky Balboa, which opened on a Wednesday just before Christmas back in 2006. At its current pace, Creed appears headed for a five-day launch in the area of $37 million to $41 million. In a month full of wide releases that have failed to live up to expectations, it is already looking like Creed will be a much needed exception to that trend. Like The Good Dinosaur, Creed also received a strong A rating on CinemaScore.

Spectre claimed fourth place with an estimated $2.67 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise was essentially unchanged from Wednesday. Spectre placed in second for the week with a weekly take of $24.15 million. That represented a 45 percent decline from the previous week and brings the film's three-week total to $163.25 million.

Fellow Sony release The Night Before was up one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top four with an estimated $1.68 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie was down 1 percent from Wednesday. The Night Before placed in fifth for the week with $15.93 million. While that was below expectations, The Night Before is showing early signs of having a lengthy run going forward.

The Peanuts Movie took sixth place with an estimated $1.44 million. The 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky was down a very sharp 42 percent from Wednesday, but like The Good Dinosaur, should rebound in a big way today. The Peanuts Movie took third place this week with $20.92 million. The film was down 25 percent from the previous frame and has grossed $107.06 million in three weeks.

Meanwhile, fellow Fox release Victor Frankenstein remained absolutely lifeless on Thursday with an estimated twelfth place take of $470,000. The horror film starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy was down 23 percent from Wednesday, which represents a very troubling Thanksgiving Day hold for a film aimed at adult audiences. Victor Frankenstein is on course to become one of the year's poorest performers with a two-day start of only $1.08 million. The film received a soft C rating on CinemaScore.

Weekend domestic gross

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 25)$136,480,820-24%$157,464,629-22%American Sniper
30 (Jul 24 - Jul 26)$138,375,788-23%$151,032,829-22%Ant-Man
29 (Jul 17 - Jul 19)$178,681,351-12%$193,635,116-10%Ant-Man
19 (May 08 - May 10)$119,680,542-47%$131,163,817-44%Avengers: Age of Ultron
18 (May 01 - May 03)$224,022,810180%$232,805,469140%Avengers: Age of Ultron
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,021,667-41%Furious 7
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,837,31550%Furious 7
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,404,513-9%Furious 7
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 26)$80,145,066-26%$97,118,652-19%Furious 7
42 (Oct 16 - Oct 18)$108,805,9352%$122,731,2903%Goosebumps
13 (Mar 27 - Mar 29)$139,905,37419%$149,591,05215%Home (2015)
39 (Sep 25 - Sep 27)$125,667,87831%$137,675,93322%Hotel Transylvania 2
27 (Jul 03 - Jul 05)$127,004,488-27%$135,304,135-26%Inside Out (2015)
24 (Jun 12 - Jun 14)$266,035,144117%$273,577,162106%Jurassic World
25 (Jun 19 - Jun 21)$238,740,396-10%$247,780,432-9%Jurassic World
26 (Jun 26 - Jun 28)$174,073,731-27%$183,850,489-26%Jurassic World
38 (Sep 18 - Sep 20)$96,138,93218%$112,679,74110%Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
28 (Jul 10 - Jul 12)$202,438,83459%$214,566,41659%Minions
31 (Jul 31 - Aug 02)$136,167,805-2%$146,276,435-3%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
32 (Aug 07 - Aug 09)$113,252,833-17%$132,026,560-10%Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
20 (May 15 - May 17)$175,450,24247%$183,839,13640%Pitch Perfect 2
22 (May 29 - May 31)$131,136,807-9%$138,466,031-10%San Andreas
45 (Nov 06 - Nov 08)$148,792,362155%$161,787,893116%Spectre
46 (Nov 13 - Nov 15)$93,635,619-37%$107,866,268-33%Spectre
23 (Jun 05 - Jun 07)$122,790,825-6%$132,526,447-4%Spy (2015)
35 (Aug 28 - Aug 30)$63,160,916-26%$87,763,609-18%Straight Outta Compton
34 (Aug 21 - Aug 23)$85,356,247-34%$106,666,733-28%Straight Outta Compton
33 (Aug 14 - Aug 16)$129,704,20915%$148,116,90812%Straight Outta Compton
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 22)$117,323,6182%$130,036,4540%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 04)$125,847,309--$153,826,448--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
47 (Nov 20 - Nov 22)$163,255,30174%$173,929,53261%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
40 (Oct 02 - Oct 04)$139,834,34611%$151,689,95910%The Martian
44 (Oct 30 - Nov 01)$58,434,174-35%$75,052,902-29%The Martian
43 (Oct 23 - Oct 25)$89,803,867-17%$105,590,522-14%The Martian
41 (Oct 09 - Oct 11)$106,804,689-24%$118,902,930-22%The Martian
37 (Sep 11 - Sep 13)$81,621,35936%$102,275,71913%The Perfect Guy
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
21 (May 22 - May 24)$144,619,728-18%$154,230,052-16%Tomorrowland
36 (Sep 04 - Sep 06)$60,032,495-5%$90,476,1333%War Room