The Hunger Games franchise’s final film, Mockingjay Part 2, opened on November 20, 2015 with its domestic box office actually less than any of the other Hunger Games movies. However, over its second weekend in theaters, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 dropped in business less than any of the three previous movies. Holding onto the top spot on the box office chart over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Mockingjay Part 2 was able to fend off two well-reviewed newcomers: Creed and The Good Dinosaur.
Pixar’s new animated film, The Good Dinosaur, earned the second place spot but did so while under-performing compared to previous Pixar titles. The Good Dinosaur had the lowest three day weekend opening of any Pixar film since Toy Story, according to Box Office Mojo. But while it didn’t manage a high opening by Pixar standards, it should remain in the top 10 for quite a few weeks since it’s one of the few real family-friendly films in theaters.
Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, showed the Rocky franchise is far from dead. Focusing on Stallone’s Rocky as a mentor and Jordan as a young boxer the audience wants to root for, Creed not only claimed a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes but also a third place finish over the extended holiday weekend.
Top 10 Box Office – November 27-29, 2015
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $51,600,000
2. The Good Dinosaur – $39,192,000 ($55.5 million since Nov. 25)
3. Creed – $30,120,000 ($42.6 million since opening Nov. 25)
4. Spectre – $12,800,000
5. The Peanuts Movie – $9,700,000
6. The Night Before – $8,200,000
7. The Secret in Their Eyes – $4,502,000
8. Spotlight – $4,495,290
9. Brooklyn – $3,832,000
10. The Martian – $3,300,000