Holiday Box Office: “Hunger” close to $200, “Good Dinosaur” soars


A 52%+ fall-off on its second weekend isn’t enough to keep “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” from winning another weekend at the box office.

It should manage upper $40s, when the weekend is tallied, about $70 since Wed., when the holiday counting started. It will clearthe  $200 million mark by next week. It could catch “The Martian” $218, still in the top ten) by next weekend.

“The Good Dinosaur” is the strongest of the new films opening this Thanksgiving, and looks to manage a middling (for Pixar, anyway) $38 million over the weekend, $54 or so since Wed. It ate up most of the superior “Peanuts” movie business. It did. “Peanuts” will be at $117 total by midnight Sunday.

“Creed” also opened strong, a $27 million weekend, almost $40 since Wed. by the time Sunday night’s results are tallied.

“Spotlight”, an Oscar contender, is comfortably in the top ten. “Carol” is doing great per screen in limited release.

“Victor Frankenstein” bombed. Is in the process of bombing. Won’t crack the Top Ten.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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