The final Hunger Games movie may not be performing as well as the previous installments but audiences are still flocking to Mockingjay -- Part 2. It took in $51.6 million over the holiday weekend and managed to fend off newcomers including The Good Dinosaur, Creed, and Victor Frankenstein.
Disney and Pixar's latest, The Good Dinosaur, nabbed second place with $39.2 million. Distribution chief David Hollis said in a statement, "Credit is due to Pixar and their consistency for putting movies out in the marketplace. They have a 20-year streak for delivering movies in the A CinemaScore range and from a consistency standpoint, that's above and beyond any comparison brand wise." Its success is expected to continue through the holiday season. It was initially scheduled for release on May 30th, 2014 but was pushed back when director Bob Peterson removed himself from the project. He was replaced by Peter Sohn.
- Rocky spin-off, Creed, took the third place spot with $30.1 million and played particularly well among men over 25. A Warner Bros. exec told Deadline, "When you look at the business in medium and small town theaters with a film like this, they typically tell you how long you're going to be around, and this is pretty significant. Everything came together for this film: brilliant filmmaking thanks to Ryan Coogler, brilliant performances from Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, as well as a brilliant marketing campaign and the right release date."
- The weekend's other big release, Victor Frankenstein, failed to crack the top 10. It landed in 12th place with $2.3 million.
- The expanded release of Brooklyn helped the film land in ninth place with $3.8 million.
- Love The Coopers, The 33, and Bridge of Spies dropped out of the top 10.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- November 27 - November 29
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2, $51.6M
2. The Good Dinosaur, $39.2M
3. Creed, $30.1M
4. Spectre, $12.8M
5. The Peanuts Movie, $9.7M
6. The Night Before, $8.2M
7. Secret In Their Eyes, $4.5M
8. Spotlight, $4.495M
9. Brooklyn, $3.8M
10. The Martian, $3.3M