Box Office Roundup

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 claimed the top spot at the weekend box office for the third week in a row, bringing in $18.86 million. It’s been back-and-forth in terms of how Mockingjay – Part 2 is competing with last year’s Part 1, but as of now, Part 2’s 17-day gross is trailing Part 1’s 17-day gross by 11% with a domestic total of  $227.37 million.

Krampus topped the new releases this week with $16.29 million. The Holiday horror film opened way above expectations, which is fortunate for a low budget feature. We shall see how well the film holds up throughout December.

Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur remained strong with $15.32 million. Although not the Inside Out-level hit Pixar probably wanted, the film has grossed a domestic total of $75.76 million, which is a healthy amount.

Coming in not far at fourth place is Creed with its $14.99 million gross. The film has grossed $64.59 million domestically, which puts it thirty percent ahead of the twelve-day gross of Rocky Balboa back in 2006. This is definitely a huge comeback for the Rocky series, both financially and critically, and can only spell good things going forward.

Rounding out the top five, Spectre took in $5.52 million. Bond will probably be out of the top five by next week, so hopefully, Sony and MGM are thankful for their final instalment in their Bond series doing so well.

Overseas Numbers

After grossing $32.4 million this past weekend at the overseas box office, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has now grossed $524.17 million. Although not quite in the top 10 highest-grossing films of the year (worldwide) yet, it should pass Cinderella’s $542.69 million soon.

In the Heart of the Sea brought in $17.1 million in the 38 territories it opened in. We’ll have to wait until next weekend to see if it makes a splash at the North American box office.

Prediction Time

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  2. In the Heart of the Sea
  3. Krampus
  4. Creed
  5. The Good Dinosaur

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