The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Stayed Strong At Thanksgiving Box Office

Posted: Nov 29 2015, 12:00am CST | by , Updated: Dec 1 2015, 11:09pm CST, in News | Latest Movie News

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Stayed Strong at Thanksgiving Box office
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The third and final chapter of the 'Hunger Games' series earned 21.5 million at Black Friday and beat out 'The Good Dinosaur' and 'Creed'.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 dominated the thanksgiving weekend box office by beating out the likes of Sylvester Stallone’s “Creed” and 3D computer animated comedy ‘The Good Dinosaur.”

Jennifer Lawrence’s starrer movie earned $21.5 million at Black Friday, racking up a total of $168 million at domestic box offices. The fourth and final chapter of ‘Hunger Games’ series got off to a soft start and earned $102.7 million last weekend, making it the lowest opening in the franchise’s history. Mockingjay Part 1 brought $121 million ahead of Thanksgiving.

But it is also a fact that when Mockingay Part 1 released in November 2014, there were no heavyweights to go up against. The difficulty for the fourth installment is that this time around competition is a bit stiff. The highly awaited James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ was already being released and it topped the worldwide box office for three consecutive weekends before Mockingjay overtook it.

‘The Good Dinosaur’ was the second Disney/Pixar release of 2015 after the blockbuster ‘Inside Out’ and huge expectations were associated with it. It did well at the box office, but was not something able to dethrone the epic dystopian fiction Hunger Games.

‘Creed’ the sixth movie to feature Sylvester Stallone as boxer Rocky Balboa hit the theaters on November 25 and is expected to earn somewhere close to $40 million in its opening weekend.

Twenty fourth James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ is holding on fourth place with a total of $168.5 while 20th Century Fox’s “The Peanut Movie” rounds up the top movies of holiday weekend with $120 million overall.

Source: Variety

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