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Weekend Domestic Chart for November 27th, 2015

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 (1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 $51,600,000 -50% 4,175   $198,312,341 10
2 new The Good Dinosaur $39,192,000   3,749   $55,565,000 5
3 new Creed $30,120,000   3,404   $42,600,000 5
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Weekend Estimates: Mockingjay Rules Thanksgiving Roost

November 29th, 2015

Mockingjay Part 2

The combined forces of a 50% weekend-to-weekend decline at the box office and two strong rivals wasn’t enough to knock The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 off its perch at the top of the box office chart this Thanksgiving. With a three-day total of $51.6 million (and $75.8 million over five), the franchise-capper will finish the holiday just shy of $200 million at the domestic box office. With a reported $242.4 million overseas, the film is hurrying towards $500 million worldwide, and sits at $440.7 million as of Sunday evening. More...

Friday Estimates: The Overall Weekend is Very Good

November 28th, 2015

The Good Dinosaur

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 has fallen off Part 1’s pace with a Friday haul of $21.25 million. On the positive side, it has $167.96 million after just 8 days of release and should get to $200 million over the weekend. Its theater average is strong enough that it should remain in wide release, even after Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Dressing Up for the Holidays

November 27th, 2015

The Danish Girl

Thanksgiving Weekend is not a good time to release a limited release. There are too many other distractions for moviegoers to deal with. This year is no different. If we limited the films to only those with ten reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, there would only be two films on this week's list. One of them is The Danish Girl, which was earning some Awards Season buzz. Its reviews are good, but not Awards Season good. More...

Thursday Estimates: Creed is a Knockout

November 27th, 2015


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 led the daily box office on Thursday with $10.4 million, which is 25% lower than Wednesday's number. This is nearly identical to Part 1's decline at the same point in its run, so Friday's numbers will decide if Part 2 is catching up, or if it is falling away. More...

Contest: Krampus is Coming For You

November 27th, 2015


Next week, there is only one wide release, Krampus, so we have no choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Krampus.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. There is a difference this time. Two people will earn Frankenprizes consisting of two good movies; I'm going to try for Christmas movies, but I can't promise it. The other winner will earn a Frankprize consisting of two "lumps of coal" movies. ... I have plenty of those. . Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 27th, 2015

MCU Phase 2

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, as well as franchise box sets. I'm going to try to keep it to a dozen or so releases, as these columns are notorious for getting out of hand. Also, while there were a record number of $1 billion box office hits, there were not as many first run releases that earned stellar reviews this year. More...

Wednesday Estimates: Dinosaur and Creed Good, Frankenstein DOA

November 26th, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 led the way on Wednesday with $13.8 million. That's just 5.6% lower than Part 1's daily box office at this point in its run, compared to a 16% shortfall during its opening weekend. This is good news for the film's legs and it means it might still top its predecessor's final number. Might. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Dinosaur have a Good Opening?

November 25th, 2015

The Good Dinosaur

It appears The Good Dinosaur will win the box office race this weekend with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 being pushed into second place. Creed should have the best opening weekend of the franchise. Meanwhile, Victor Frankenstein is just hoping for a spot in the top five. I don't think it will get there. Both new releases from last year failed to meet expectations, so that gives 2015 a real shot at coming out on top of the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Hunger Nearly Cracks Quarter Billion

November 25th, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 easily won the box office race on the international chart with $146.0 million in 87 markets for a worldwide opening of $248.7 million. Its biggest market was China, but it only managed third place there with $16.11 million. The film cracked $10 million in the U.K. with $14.10 million in 941 theaters and in Germany with $13.42 million on 1,002. The film's openings were lower than Part 1 managed in most markets (Germany and Latin American seem to be the biggest exceptions) but it is still doing well enough that it will break even before it reaches the home market. More...

Tuesday Previews: Creed Sets Record with Good Dinosaur Close Behind

November 25th, 2015


Creed set a record last night with $1.4 million in previews. That's the biggest box office for Tuesday night previews before the Thanksgiving holiday. Before you get too excited, there are simply not enough similar releases to judge this result or use it to predict the film’s opening weekend. It’s better than the $1.0 million Horrible Bosses 2 managed last year, but less than Dumb and Dumber To’s $1.6 million from earlier that month. Hopefully Creed’s reviews will translate into positive word-of-mouth and that will help it over the weekend. More...

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