Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Continues to Top US Box Office
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has held onto the top spot at the North American box office, despite competition from Pixar’s new release, The Good Dinosaur.
The final movie in the Hunger Games series took $51.6 million on its second weekend in North American cinemas.
The Good Dinosaur took only $39.2 million after five days from its release.
Creed, a continuation of the Sylvester Stallone Rocky series, opened in third place with a $30.1 million haul.
Both The Good Dinosaur and Creed opened in cinemas on November 25 to take advantage of Thanksgiving holiday.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the final outing for Jennifer Lawrence’s futuristic tyranny-battling Katniss Everdeen character, has now made more than $440 million worldwide.
However, its 10-day takings in North America – which currently stand at just short of $200 million – are $25 million down on what its immediate predecessor had grossed at the same point in its release one year ago, according to the Box Office Mojo site.
The Good Dinosaur, Pixar’s second release of 2015, tells of a friendship between an Apatosaurus and an infant caveman in an alternate reality in which dinosaurs have not become extinct.
The movie, which had a troubled production history, had the third lowest North American opening in the company’s history, with only A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2 faring less well with what were far more limited debuts in comparison.
Creed, in which Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa character becomes the trainer to the son of his former adversary Apollo Creed, attracted an audience primarily made up of males aged 25 and over.
SPECTRE, the latest entry in the James Bond series, is ranked fourth in this week’s chart, with The Peanuts Movie charting in fifth place.
North American box office Top 5:
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $51.6 million
- The Good Dinosaur – $39.2 million
- Creed – $30.1 million
- Spectre – $12.8 million
- The Peanuts Movie – $9.7 million