Box-Office Results: Krampus creeps in on Hunger Games
Despite a fantastic Friday showing, this week’s opening films weren’t enough to topple “The Hunger Games” final installment. Although the popular YA adaption managed to take the top-spot this week, it most likely won’t continue at number-one next weekend. These are the box-office results for the second weekend in December.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” managed to hang-on to the top-spot at the domestic box-office this week for the third week in a row. The film, from Lionsgate, brought in another $18.6M across 4,086 locations this week. The final installment also broke the $227M mark domestically. “Mockingjay pt. 2” was directed by Francis Lawrence, working off a screenplay written by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth star in the long-running YA franchise.
The holiday horror-comedy “Krampus” from Universal Pictures was the most successful opening film this weekend, taking the number-two spot on the charts. The film earned $16M across 2,902 locations here in the United States. “Krampus” is the story of a boy having a bad Christmas and ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home. The film stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler. Michael Dougherty directed the film, working off a script that he wrote with Zach Shields and Todd Casey.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Creed” earned an additional $15.54M this weekend, raising the film’s two-week total to just over $65M since it was released in theaters. This week “Creed” landed in third-place at the domestic box-office. The film screened in approx. 3,424 locations this week and stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson.
Taking fourth-place this week with $15.5M is the animated feature “The Good Dinosaur” from Disney. The film has now earned almost $76M in just two-weeks at the box-office. Peter Sohn directed the film, working off the original concept created by Bob Peterso. Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand and Maleah Nipay-Padilla are the voice talents in the project.
“Spectre” from Sony Pictures earned $5.42M domestically this week to take fifth-place overall. The latest Bond installment screened across 2,840 locations and has earned over $184.5M since it hit theaters five weeks ago. “Spectre” was directed by Sam Mendes, working off a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis. Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Léa Seydoux star in the film.