So what if “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” isn’t performing like its predecessors?
The movie is sill kicking major butt at the box office.
Mockingjay 2 took the number one spot for the third straight weekend with an estimated $18.6 million domestically. Worldwide, the film now nearing $524 million. Not too shabby for a movie that was considered a disappointment by many, many people.
In second place we find, “Krampus,” which surprised everyone by scoring a $16 million debut weekend. It will be interesting to see how the horror comedy plays over the coming weeks, but with a reported budget of only $15 million it’s already well on its way to becoming a modest success.
And who knows, “Krampus” may be the right kind of counterprogramming against Star Wars.
Meanwhile, the Warner Bros. and MGM co-production “Creed,” showed staying power, dropping a little over 38%. With an estimated $15.5 million. That was good enough for third place, and the boxing film has nearly doubled its reported $35 million budget as it has now crossed $65 million in only twelve days.
This is all great news for director Ryan Coogler who is now rumored to be in talks to helm Marvel’s upcoming “Black Panther.”
In fourth place we find “The Good Dinosaur,” which dropped 60.4% for an estimated $15.5 million. If estimates hold it will be the largest second weekend drop for a Pixar film ever, yes, EVER. “The Good Dinosaur” currently sits at $75.9 million domestically, and that’s including two extra days thanks to its pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday release. Internationally, the Dinobot has grossed $55.4 million thus far.
Rounding out the top five is “Spectre,” which is now above $184 million domestically and $792 million internationally after adding another $23 million overseas this weekend. With heavy competition on the way, I don’t see “Spectre” matching the $1 billion= that “Skyfall” brought in three years ago. It’s a shame, because “Spectre” was a damn good flick as well.