It was a pretty topsy turvy Thanksgiving weekend at the box office.
Despite good efforts from both Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and the Michael B. Jordan-led Creed, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 managed to remain on top despite a 50 percent dip from last week. The Good Dinosaur had the third worst opening ever for a Pixar film, but was still good enough to open at No. 2 while Creed placed at No. 3 in its debut, but still had the best opening ever in the history of the 40-year-old Rocky franchise.
Mockingjay’s $51.6 million was good enough to hold off the not so stiff completion of Dinosaur’s $39.1 million and Creed’s $30.1 million. Meanwhile, placing at No. 4 this week is the recent James Bond installment, Spectre, which took in an additional $12.8 to push its total gross past $175 million thus far. And rounding out the top five is The Peanuts Movie, which earned another $9.7 million.
Other films of note this week include Fox Searchlight’s drama, Brooklyn, which jumped from 12 to nine to crack the top 10 in its fourth week of release, and writer Max Landis’ Frankenstein send-up, Victor Frankenstein, opened at a disappointing twelfth place marking the 30-year-old writer’s second flop of the year after American Ultra.
For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below:
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 – $51.6M
2. The Good Dinosaur – $39.1M
3. Creed – $30.1M
4. Spectre – $12.8M
5. The Peanuts Movie – $9.7M
6. The Night Before – $8.2M
7. The Secret In Their Eyes – $4.5M
8. Spotlight – $4.4M
9. Brooklyn – $3.8M
10. The Martian – $3.3M