The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally pretty sleepy, and this one was no exception, as Mockingjay-Part 2 topped for the third week in a row, bringing in another 18 million for a new total of 227 million domestic. It was followed by the only new wide release, the Christmas themed black comedy film Krampus, which came in ahead of expectations with about 16 million on top of middling reviews, for second place.
Following them was Creed, which had a decent hold, earning another 15 million for a total of 65 million so far, while The Good Dinosaur fell off a cliff from last week, coming in with just 15 million after opening in the mid-50's. This will make it Pixar's first film never to hold the number one spot at the box office. Spectre rounded out the top five, bringing its own domestic total to 184 million.
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2- 18.6 million
- Krampus- 16 million
- Creed- 15.5 million
- The Good Dinosaur- 15.5 million
- Spectre- 5.4 million
In limited release, Spike Lee's Chi-Raq opened pretty well, with over a million from 305 screens, while of the Oscar contenders in theaters, Spotlight and Brooklyn seem to be holding up the best, along with Carol, although that one is waiting a good long while before expansion in order to maximize its box office prospects from awards boosts. Next week, amid extremely muted fanfare, Ron Howard's Moby Dick story In the Heart of the Sea comes out, and a few more limited releases in The Big Short, Legend and The Lady in the Van. See you then.