Jennifer Lawrence stars in Lionsgate's “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” which topped the weekend box office for the third straight week (Photo by Lionsgate).
LOS ANGELES - “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” topped the weekend box office on a slow post Thanksgiving Weekend. The sci-fi sequel took in $18.6 million, for a three-week total of $227.11 million on a weekend that is usually one of the year's weakest.
The only new major release was “Krampus,” a comic horror film from Legendary and Universal that earned $16.02 million - it had been predicted to earn between $10-13 million. The movie tells the story of a demon who unleashes mayhem into a family’s Christmas celebration. It stars Adam Scott and Toni Collette and was directed by Michael Dougherty (“Trick ‘r Treat”).
Warner Bros.'s “Creed” rode strong buzz to finish third with $15.54 million to the “Rocky” franchise's newest film to a total to $65.14 million. Disney's “The Good Dinosaur” tied for third third place with $15.51 million, followed in fifth place by Sony's James Bond thriller "SPECTRE" with $5.42 million for a five-week total of $184.52 million
The rest of the top ten stacked up this way:
6. "The Night Before" (Sony) $4.92 million for a three-week total of $31.99 million
7. "The Peanuts Movie" (Fox) $3.52 for a five-week total of $121.44 million
8. "Spotlight" (Open Roads) $2.93 million for a five-week total of $16.63 million
9. "Brooklyn" (Fox Searchlight) $2.43 million for a five-week total of $11.21 million
10. "The Secret in their Eyes" (STX Entertainment) $1.95 million for a three-week total of $17.24 million