Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Remains No. 1 While ‘Krampus’ Beats ‘The Good Dinosaur’
Horror is home for the holidays! And it’s making pretty big waves at the weekend box office.
The holiday horror film Krampus performed well above expectations, opening to $16 million, which is roughly $1 million more than what it cost to make. Add in its $3.3 million gross from overseas, and Krampus is well on its way to profitability for Universal and Legendary Pictures. In fact, the movie did well enough to upset some of its competition this week, as family fare was unable to stand against the horror hit.
Case in point, The Good Dinosaur found itself falling a stunning 60 percent in its second weekend, the biggest decline for a Pixar movie in its second week since Cars 2. The Good Dinosaur came in at No. 4, getting narrowly edged out by Creed. Earlier projections had the two films tying for the No. 3 spot, and final numbers for the weekend might end up bearing that projection out. But for now, Creed is sitting with $15.54 million, while The Good Dinosaur is at $15.51 million. It’s an incredibly slight distance, but one worth nothing, since this is one of the closer holiday seasons at the box office in recent memory. Well, except for the movie that took No. 1.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 came in at No. 1 for a third straight weekend, earning $18.6 million to bring its total to $523.9 million worldwide. Rounding out the Top 5 was another franchise juggernaut, as Spectre made it a full month in the Top 5 with this weekend’s $5.4 million gross. In short, this remains the season of the blockbusters, and it’s going to become even more evident once Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases in just two weeks.
But how did the rest of the movies do at the weekend box office? Check out the full Top 10 below:
TOP 10 AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 12/06/2015
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 ($18.6 million)
2. Krampus ($16 million)
3. Creed ($15.54 million)
4. The Good Dinosaur ($15.51 million)
5. Spectre ($5.4 million)
6. The Night Before ($4.9 million)
7. The Peanuts Movie ($3.5 million)
8. Spotlight ($2.9 million)
9. Brooklyn ($2.4 million)
10. The Secret in their Eyes ($1.9 million)
What, if anything, did you see at the movies this weekend? What do you want to see? And what are you looking forward to in the future? Sound off in the comments!
And for more on the weekend in film, find out which movies won top honors from the Los Angeles Critics Association last night!