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Box Office: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 2’ beats out ‘Good Dinosaur’ and ‘Creed’

It looks like no movie could beat out The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 2 this Thanksgiving weekend! The movie series finale led ticket sales for the second weekend in a row, topping Creed‘s and The Good Dinosaur‘s debuts.

Lionsgate’s Mockingjay–Part 2 earned about $75.8 million in the U.S. and Canada over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday. Although Part 2 is still falling behind Mockingjay, it held up better than any other Hunger Games movie in its second weekend, falling by just 50 percent.

The film also brought in $62 million internationally over the weekend, bringing its total to $440.7 million. So far, the entire Hunger Games film franchise earned $2.7 billion across the globe.

Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur came in second, leading the new releases, and became the second Pixar film ever to not rank No.1 in its first week. It debuted at $39.2 million in three days and $55.6 million in five days.

The Good Dinosaur also brought in the fourth biggest five-day Thanksgiving opening ever. But, it wasn’t that great for Pixar. Normally, their films openings bring in $60 million or more, Entertainment Weekly reported.

However, this is the first year Pixar has released two films. And The Good Dinosaur just couldn’t measure up to Inside Out. 

Though the film wasn’t as much of a success, it helped Disney secure the top five Thanksgiving five-day openings of all time.

Creed, which has been referred to as this generation’s Rocky, came in third. The film grossed $30.1 million in its three-day debut and $42.6 million in its five-day.

Though it did not earn as much as Mockingjay–Part 2 or The Good Dinosaur, the film still did well. The film, which received an A Cinemascore, only had a budget of $37 million. Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as the aging boxer in the film and Michael B. Jordan stars as the illegitimate son of Rocky’s opponent Apollo Creed.

Spectre and The Peanuts Movie finished out the top five, with the latest James Bond movie grossing $12.8 million in three days and $18.2 million in five for a total of $176.1 million. And Charlie Brown brought in another $9.7 million over three days and $13.6 million in five bringing its domestic total to $116.8 million.

Victor Frankenstein was also released this weekend, but it only earned $2.4 million in three days and $3.4 million in five.

On a more positive note, The Danish Girl got off to a great start. It opened in only four locations and grossed $185,000. The film stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.

The drama Carol, which also opened in four theaters, had a great weekend as well. It earned $203,000 over five days.

Here are this five-day weekend’s numbers:

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 — $75.8 million
2. The Good Dinosaur — $55.6 million
3. Creed —$42.6 million
4. Spectre —$18.2 million
5. The Peanuts Movie —$13.6 million

About Meredith Rodefer

Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com. Contact Meredith: [email protected]