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Here's your estimated 5-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - $75.7 million ($198.3 million total) 2. The Good Dinosaur - $55.5 million ($55.5 million total) 3. Creed - $42.6 million ($42.6 million total) 4. Spectre - $18.1 million ($176.0 million total) 5. The Peanuts Movie - $13.6 million ($116.7 million total) 6. The Night Before - $11.5 million ($24.1million total) 7. Secret In Their Eyes - $5.9 million ($14.0 million total) 8. Spotlight - $5.7 million ($12.3 million total) 9. Brooklyn - $4.8 million ($7.2 million total) 10. The Martian - $4.5 million ($218.6 million total) The Big Stories Dinosaurs and boxers and Katnisses, oh my! Jennifer Lawrence's Mockingjay once again ruled the box...
- Erik Childress
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2) has expressed her desire to continue collaborating with David O. Russell (American Hustle) ahead of the release of Joy, which is their third movie together.
Lawrence made the comments as part of a Q&A with her and Russell following a screening of Joy in New York City.
“I’ll do anything with you until you die,” she told the director, adding “it’s sweet and fucked up”.
- Tom Beasley
Opening second behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in its second week of release, The Good Dinosaur brought home $39.1 million on its opening weekend, which puts it just ahead of Toy Story, which opened to $29.4 million in 1995. It falls short of Ratatouille ($47 million) and Cars ($60.1 million), and way outside of Inside Out‘s $90 million opening weekend. Technically the film also opened ahead of A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2, but those were only initially opened in a 1-theatre limited release.
The movie got an bump from the early Wednesday release, which brings its domestic total to $55 million. This puts it ahead of Ratatouille but still behind Cars, neither of which had the 5-day opening. The film also brought home an extra $28.7 million from its overseas showings, »
- Luke Owen
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 had what would be an excellent weekend for any other film – an estimated weekend take of $51.6 million – but with an unreported budget and nearly $198.3 million in the can domestically, one wonders if Lionsgate had hoped the movie would do better, especially as it has made much less than the previous films in the series. Unfortunately, rough beginnings appear to be in vogue this November, as two other debuts fell a little flat despite excellent reviews. With both openings on a Wednesday, The Good Dinosaur, the latest from Pixar, took in an estimated $39.2 million on the weekend and $55.6 million in total while Creed, the seventh in the Rocky series, brought in an estimated $30.1 million on the weekend and $42.6 million in total. With neither film releasing budget numbers, it is hard to say how well each one is doing, but considering the price tag on earlier Pixar efforts, »
- Seth Paul
Despite its female hero, The Hunger Games constantly depicts the conventional trappings of femininity as decadent, weak and dangerous. Warning: spoilers
In The Hunger Games, the Capitol is the luxurious seat of evil. While the drab working class in the districts toil in poverty and filth and boring clothes, Capitol citizens stroll about in pampered splendour. President Snow raises white perfumed roses. His populace is decked out in gaudily colored costumes, preposterous coiffures and elaborately styled facial hair. The upper-class, in short, is decadent – and decadence, in both Suzanne Collins’ books and the films, means flamboyant femininity.
Disgust with, and hatred of femininity is often linked to hatred of women – as in the uber-masculine James Bond novels, with their casual disdain for the disposable sex objects who cross the hero’s path.
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- Noah Berlatsky
Rentrak has announced the worldwide box office results for this past weekend with the winner going to Liongates’ “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” claiming the number one spot for a second week in a row at the international and domestic box office.
The final chapter in “The Hunger Games” franchise grossed an estimated $113.6 million in the international box office and $51.6 million at the domestic box office adding its worldwide box office total to $440 million in two weeks . “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Stanley Tucci, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Disney and Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” took second place in both categories grossing $67.9 million internationally and $39.2 million domestically; “The Good Dinosaur” is the second Pixar film to be released this year (“Inside Out” opened in June). 20th Century Fox’s »
- J.B. Casas
Korean crime drama, “Inside Men” earned $8.2 million from 1.14 million admissions between Friday and Sunday, enough to keep it on top of the box office for the second weekend.
That score represented 55% of the national box office and propelled the film to a total of $24.9 million from 3.59 million admissions.
“The Priests” earned $1.6 million between Friday and Sunday. Despite a fall of 52%, the occult thriller still remained in second place, ahead of soft opening newcomers “You Call it Passion” and “The Sound of a Flower.” After four weekends on release “The Priests” has a total of $33.2 million, a November record.
“Passion,” a new release, opened in third place. It made $2.17 million between Wednesday and Friday. Starring Park Bo-young and Jung Jae-young (“Right Now, Wrong Then”), the office comedy about entertainment journalism did not exceed the opening score of director Jeong Gi-hun’s 2012 picture “Love 911” that made $4.38 million over first five days.
Opening on the same day, »
- Sonia Kil
Mockingjay – Part 2 is now outpacing previous episode in dystopian saga after posting a huge Thanksgiving total, as Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and boxing drama Creed open in second and third
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 held on to the top spot at the Us box office at the weekend after posting a spectacular $75.8m (£50.5m) over the long Thanksgiving holiday week. Two new films, Pixar animation The Good Dinosaur and Rocky spin-off Creed, also did well, with bows of $55.6m and $42.6m in second and third place respectively over the past week.
The final Hunger Games movie has now posted $198.3m in North America in just two weeks, and is running ahead of its predecessor (final total $337.1m) at the world’s largest box office. This is something of a turnaround, as its opening haul had come in behind that of Mockingjay – Part 1 during the same period last year. »
- Ben Child
Despite being in its second week of release, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 reigned supreme over the Thanksgiving weekend, pulling in a total of $75.75M over 5 days. However, this feat was somewhat marred by the fact that it's by far the least successful Hunger Games movie so far, and the only installment not to pass $200 million domestically during its second weekend. Nevertheless, it held off plenty of new releases. Disney/Pixar's The Good Dinosaur scored $55.6M over the same 5-day stretch. However, with a 3-day total of $39.2M, it was the lowest opening for a Pixar movie since 1998's A Bug's Life. The movie has so-far received good (but not great) reviews, and was most likely overshadowed by The Hunger Games in the eyes of audiences. Elsewhere, Creed helped stage a modest resurgence for the Rocky series, posting a 5-day cume of $42.6M, and a franchise-high total of »
Whenever a franchise offers up its last installment, it’s a bittersweet moment. Fans gather to rejoice in the completion of a story while also mourning this last momentous occasion shared this way. “Mockingjay Part 2” marks the end of “The Hunger Games” as a theater experience.
Fans are going to the movie, it’s currently winning the box office race, but compared to the previous movies, it’s not grossing as highly as the others. It’s not for lack of quality, nor for lack of excitement on the part of fans. Thanksgiving weekend isn’t quite over, and I think surprises are still in store with regard to those numbers.
Certainly, there are going to be people who won’t want to go see “Mockingjay Part 2” right away because they know you can only see it for the first time once. It’s the kind of movie you need »
The holiday season starts with strong numbers and an uptick from last year. But while there are huge expectations for a "Star Wars"-driven Christmas, Thanksgiving weekend didn't get close to any record-setting numbers. Indeed, despite a number of decent performers, compared to similar films and past holidays, the market weakness that has been evident all year long continues. The Top 10 (plus 2) 1. The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2 (Lionsgate) Week 2; Last weekend #1$51,600,000 (-50%) in 4,175 theaters (no change); PTA (per theater average): $12,539; Cumulative: $198,312,0002. The Good Dinosaur (Buena Vista) New - Cinemascore: A; Criticwire: B-; Metacritic: 67; Est. budget: $175 million$39,132,000 in 3,749 theaters; PTA: $10,454; Cumulative: $55,565,0003. Creed (Warner Bros.) New - Cinemascore: A; Criticwire: B+; Metacritic: 82; Est. budget: $37 million$30,120,000 in 3,404 theaters; PTA: $8,848; Cumulative: $42,600,0004. Spectre (Sony) »
- Tom Brueggemann
Forget turkey, stuffing, and those weird, amorphous, giggly piles of canned cranberry sauce that your mom continues to put out every year even though no one likes it: This Thanksgiving weekend, moviegoers feasted on Mockingjays and Dinosaurs. Also a boxing movie, but it sounds kind of weird saying moviegoers feasted on boxers. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay— Part 2, the final installment in the massive movie series that certified Jennifer Lawrence's universal box office appeal, finished in first for the second straight week, earning $51.6 million for a $198.3 million cume. Pixar's The Good Dinosaur nom-nom-nomed $39.1 million in its first week for a second place finish, while the acclaimed Creed slugged moviegoers for $30.1 million. Spectre made $12.8 million in its third week for a $176 million domestic cume; it's slightly under-performed in the Us, but is about to break $750 million worldwide, which ain't too bad. The Peanuts Movie »
- Greg Cwik
Los Angeles (AP) — Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2" held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters, earning $51.6 million to top "The Good Dinosaur" and "Creed," which both debuted Wednesday, according to Rentrak estimates on Sunday.
The fourth and final installment in Lionsgate's highly successful series has grossed $198.3 million to date.
Audiences had their pick of genres over the crowded Thanksgiving weekend. Disney and Pixar's animated dinosaur movie took second place, bringing in $39.2 million Friday through Sunday, while "Creed," a new entry into the Rocky Balboa canon, came in third with $30.1 million.
Families accounted for 79 percent of "The Good Dinosaur's" audience. The film, which cost a reported $175 million to $200 million to produce, grossed $55.6 million in its first five days in theaters.
"This Pixar group has just been so consistent with high-quality »
- The Associated Press
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two held its ground and remained the number one choice at the North American box office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Joining Katniss in celebrating the box office bounty were Disney’s The Good Dinosaur and MGM/New Line’s Creed, both which opened to strong numbers. The same could not be said for Fox’s Victor Frankenstein, which bowed to horrible numbers. Overall, it was a holiday Hollywood could give thanks for as business was up a healthy 10% over last year at this time.
It may have had opening numbers that represented a franchise low, but Mockingjay – Part Two displayed the best second week hold of any film in the series. The Katniss kiss off slid 50% from its debut to earn an estimated $51.6 million from 4,175 theaters, which brings its ten-day total to $198.3 million. Currently running 12% behind its 2014 predecessor, Mockingjay – Part Two could wind »
Last weekend's winner, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 dominated during its opening weekend at the box office with $101 million, although that tally was the lowest debut of all four movies in the blockbuster franchise. Several analysts wondered if it will be dethroned already in its second weekend in theaters, facing three new releases over the holiday weekend, Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, Warner Bros.' Creed and 20th Century Fox's Victor Frankenstein, all of which opened on November 25, in lieu of the Thanksgiving holiday. As expected, Box Office Mojo reports that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 dropped almost exactly 50% in its second weekend, taking in $51.6 million, which was surprisingly enough to overtake The Good Dinosaur.
Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, which opened in 3,749 theaters, was expected to take in $60 million in its opening weekend, but it only earned $39.1 million, debuting in second place behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2's $51.6 million. »
Mockingjay wins Thanksgiving weekend! Moviegoers battled through food comas and bargain hunters this weekend to put The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 on top at the box office with an estimated $51.6 million! The conclusion of Katniss Everdeen's post-apocalyptic struggle dropped 50% from its opening last week as this makes the third Thanksgiving weekend with The Hunger Games ruling the box... Read More »
- Dave Davis
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. »
- Garth Franklin
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” powered to an impressive $75.7 million over the long Thanksgiving weekend, with “The Good Dinosaur” and “Creed” finishing a strong second and third to put the 2015 domestic box office back on its record track. The 3D Pixar Animation family film brought in an estimated $56 million over the five days for Disney and the “Rocky” revival punched its way to $41 million for MGM, New Line and distributor Warner Bros. The horror film “Victor Frankenstein,” the weekend’s other wide opener, missed out on the bounty and tanked with less than $4 million for »
- Todd Cunningham
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- Oli Davis
Katniss Everdeen, a lovable dinosaur and an aging Rocky Balboa made for an appetizing feast at the Thanksgiving box office, where revenue was up sharply from last year. As expected, holdover The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 dominated overall in its second outing, earning $75.8 million for the Wednesday-Sunday holiday stretch. The final installment in Lionsgate's Ya film franchise continues to pace behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which earned $82.7 million over Thanksgiving in 2014, but is still pulling in huge numbers. Mockingjay 2 also dominated overseas, grossing another $62 million for a
- Pamela McClintock
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