BOX OFFICE: 'Hunger Games' Leads Thanksgiving, 'Creed' Has Impressive Performance!

By Matt O'Bryant

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Welcome back to our Weekend Box Office Report here @ECMG!

Jennifer Lawrence's last outing as Katniss Everdeen Mocking Jay Part 2 continued to dominate the box office over the Thanksgiving Day weekend.  The final entry in The Hunger Games franchise brought in another $75.8 million bringing its domestic total to $198.3 million after two weekends at the box office.

Coming in second place finish this weekend is Pixar's latest animated film The Good Dinosaur, bringing in an estimated $56 million.  While that number represents the fourth largest Thanksgiving Day weekend opening ever.  It comes as a disappointment considering Pixar's history of success.  The Good Dinosaur represents the third worst opening ever in the company's history and with competition ramping up over the next couple of weeks, it will be interesting to see how much this $200 million film will earn domestically.

The biggest box office story of the week is director Ryan Coogler's Creed coming in third place. The film a spin-off of the hugely popular Rocky franchise follows Apollo Creed's illegitimate son and his efforts to continue his father's boxing legacy with the help of an aged Rocky Balboa.  The film has made a huge $42.6 over the Thanksgiving Day weekend on a modest budget of $37 million.  The film is also a huge critical smash with over 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Which means the film will likely hold up well over the next few weeks domestically.

Coming in fourth place was the James Bond film Spectre continuing its strong run with another $18.2 million bringing its domestic total to a cool $176.1 million.  While The Peanuts Movie rounded out the top five bringing in another $13.6 million adding to its $116.6 million domestic total.

The big disappointment of the holiday weekend isn't much of a surprise, Victor Frankenstein starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe bombed hard with just $3.4 million.  The film cost $40 million to produce and throw in another $10 to $20 million for marketing and you have one of the year's biggest flops domestically.

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