BOX OFFICE: 'Hunger Games' Holds Off Holiday Horror 'Krampus'

By Matt O'Bryant

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

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 took the top spot again this weekend with $18.6 million. The film after three weekends atop the box office has brought in an impressive $227 million at the box office. 

Mockingjay, Part 2 is taking on all newcomers and then dispatching them, as expected,” says Paul Dergarabedian, senior box office analyst for Rentrak. “But we’re in the lull of a movie storm before Star Wars opens in the next two weeks. We’re on the cusp of this onslaught of holiday movies and this picture will change soon.

The new Christmas horror film Krampus came in second in its first weekend of release bringing in a cool $16 million.  The low-budget horror film starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette did pretty good numbers considering its 63% approval rating on RottanTomatoes.  It will be interesting to see how this film holds up throughout the holidays.

The Rocky sequel/spinoff Creed continued to do well bringing in $15.54 million in its second weekend of release to claim third place.  The critically praised film and awards hopeful has now made $65 million in just two weekends of release.

Barely losing to Creed was The Good Dinosaur bringing in another $15.51 million to take the fourth spot.  The film is under performing compared to other Pixar films; but considering all the production troubles Disney had while making the movie, the studio can't be too disappointed.  The film has now made $75.8 million domestically.

Finally rounding out the top five was Spectre with $5.4 million, the latest James Bond outing has now pulled in $184.5 million domestically.

As we approach the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens these low numbers are to be expected.  Kind of like the tide of the ocean lowering, right before a mega tsunami hits!  The mega numbers we are going to see for the The Force Awakens, are expected to be like no other movie in the history of cinema.

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