'Hunger Games' holds lead at box office

( Xinhua ) Updated: 2015-11-30 10:50:39

'Hunger Games' holds lead at box office

Cast member Jennifer Lawrence poses at the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" in Los Angeles, California Nov 16, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Hollywood had a good but not record-breaking Thanksgiving weekend at box office, with the Hunger Games and a new Disney Pixar animation clinching the top two positions.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" was on track to gross $75.8 million over the five-night holiday weekend, which began Wednesday night. It has taken in $51.6 million for the three-day weekend, down 50 percent from last weekend.

The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence has now grossed $198.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $440.7 million worldwide, according to box office tracker Rentrak.

IMAX grossed an estimated $5.7 million of the overall five-day take for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2." The ten-day IMAX total for the film stands at $15.1 million, which represents 7.6 percent of the film's overall gross.

Disney's "The Good Dinosaur" opened in second place, with $55.6 million in five-night sales and $39.2 million in three-day frame. The three-day revenue of "The Good Dinosaur" marks the worst opening for a Pixar film since "Toy Story" back in 1995.

Opened at 3,749 locations, "The Good Dinosaur" received a solid "A" rating from first-night moviegoers on CinemaScore and it got a healthy 78 percent approval rate from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience breakdown for the film skewed toward female moviegoers (53 percent) and toward moviegoers 25 years and under (58 percent). Family audiences represented 79 percent of the film's overall audience.

"Creed" opened in third place, with $30.1 million in three-day projected sales from 3,404 locations. It grossed $42.6 million in five-day frame. Like "The Good Dinosaur," "Creed" also received a healthy "A" rating on CinemaScore. The critics gave it a good 93 percent positive rate on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience breakdown for the film skewed heavily toward both male moviegoers (66 percent) and moviegoers over the age of 25 (62 percent).

The rest 10 most-popular movies in North America in three-day weekend frame were "Spectre" ($12.8 million), "The Peanuts Movie" ($9.7 million), "The Night Before" ($8.2 million), "Secret In Their Eyes" ($4.5 million), "Spotlight" ($4.5 million), "Brooklyn" ($3.8 million) and "The Martian" ($3.3 million).


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