Box Office Roundup

The box office took a nose dive this weekend, as fans eagerly anticipate the arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 claimed the top spot for the fourth weekend in a row, grossing $11.41 million. The 39.5% drop-off from last week is not bad, considering the film lost IMAX screens to In the Heart of the Sea. The film has grossed a total of $244.60 million, domestically.

In the Heart of the Sea followed closely at second place with $11.05 million. To give an idea, that’s about half the size of Exodus: Gods & Kings’ $24.12 million opening last year around the same time (both received mixed to negative critical reviews). It’s definitely a disappointing opening for director Ron Howard and star Chris Hemsworth. Especially because Hemsworth hasn’t had a box office hit outside of his Thor role.

Following closely behind that is The Good Dinosaur with $10.31 million. After 19 days of release, Pixar’s new film has grossed an underwhelming $89.48 million. Given that and its weak performance overseas, this will likely end up becoming Pixar’s worst performing feature film.

Creed came in fourth in this really close, four-way box office battle. The film grossed $10.12 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to a really solid $79.32 million. The film is performing really well and its weekly holds are healthy, so Warner Bros. can very much call this a win.

Rounding out the top five is Krampus, with $8.42 million. The holiday horror film held pretty well in its second weekend, and should continue to perform well over the holiday season. Its current domestic total is at $28.46 million.

Overseas Numbers

Surprisingly, the Chinese comedy film Surprise took the number one spot in the overseas top five, beating all Hollywood releases. The film grossed $17.5 million over two days of release.

Prediction Time

Uh, duh.

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  2. Sisters
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  5. In the Heart of the Sea

Featured Image: The Good Dinosaur, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures