Final ‘Hunger Games’ Movie Dominates Thanksgiving Box Office

Hunger Games Final Movie - Hollywood Box Office

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 was the big winner over the 5-day Thanksgiving schedule. The movie pulled in $75.7 million in the United States.

The movie opened with a series low box office last week, but was helped along by holiday moviegoers looking to wrap up the series.

Taking second place was Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ which opened with $55.5 million.

Coming in third was the seventh film of the “Rocky” franchise: “Creed” which pulled down $42.6 million.

Creed has scored rave reviews for its young director, Ryan Coogler, and its stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. The film has a 93% on review site RottenTomatoes.com and an “A” CinemaScore. There is even talk of Oscar nods for the movie.

Ticket sales compared to last Thanksgiving were up 12%.

The next big blockbuster to keep an eye on is Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens” which hits theaters on December 18. Some analysts are already predicting a record-breaking week for the J.J. Abram’s directed film.

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“The record box office pace will be amped up considerably with the debut of ‘The Force Awakens’ in just under three weeks that will be followed by a Christmas day onslaught of even more films that should be on everyone’s ‘to do’ list,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Rentrak.

Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose is the Editor-In-Chief at BusinessPundit. He received his degree in Economics in 1998 and a second degree in Journalism in 2004. He has served as a financial adviser, market trader, and freelance journalist for the last 11 years. When he's not investigating market conditions and reporting on workplace news, he can be found traveling with his wife, dog, and laptop. He can be reached at PeterMondrose@BusinessPundit.com or (929) 265-0240.