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Weekend Box Office Report: December 4-6, 2015

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Mockingjay still hungers for #1!

The final chapter of Katniss Everdeen ruled the box office for a third weekend as THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 took the top with an estimated $18.6 million!

The ending of the Jennifer Lawrence HUNGER GAMES franchise has now crossed $200 million domestic and $500 million worldwide.

Creeping into second place was the new release KRAMPUS with $16 million. The PG-13 holiday horror-comedy, which summons the popularized Christmas creature of folklore to terrify Adam Scott and Toni Collette's family, cost a reported $15 million.

KRAMPUS certainly fared better than writer-director Michael Dougherty's previous holiday-themed effort TRICK 'R TREAT, which only received theatrical release at festivals but went on to become a cult favorite on video. Critics weren't quite as punishing as the movie's legendary child-snatching demon, giving it a 64% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

The two big Thanksgiving releases from last week wrestled for third place with $15.5 million, with the ROCKY spinoff CREED inching just ahead of Pixar's THE GOOD DINOSAUR by a few bucks. CREED fell off by 47% from its opening and is at a $65 million total, while THE GOOD DINOSAUR tumbled down 60% as it has gathered $75 million domestic.

SPECTRE was in fifth with $5.4 million as James Bond's latest globetrotting adventure nears $800 million worldwide. The R-rated holiday comedy THE NIGHT BEFORE held onto sixth place with $4.9 million, and THE PEANUTS MOVIE followed in seventh with $3.5 million as Charlie Brown and company reached a domestic total of $121 million.

Acclaimed dramas SPOTLIGHT and BROOKLYN retained their placement from last weekend and continue to do solid business on fewer than a thousand screens each, while the thriller THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES hung onto the bottom.

Outside the chart, Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN finally dropped from sight after nine weeks in the Top 10. For the new limited releases, Spike Lee's new satirical drama CHI-RAQ made $1.2 million on 305 screens, the Harvey Keitel/Michael Caine drama YOUTH had a $20k per-screen average, and the Michael Fassbender MACBETH only managed $13k per-screen.

The Cate Blanchett drama CAROL is still doing well with a $36k per-screen average over its third limited release weekend, while the transgender biopic THE DANISH GIRL was at $26k per-screen on its second week in limited release.

Next weekend has Chris Hemsworth chasing the white whale in Ron Howard's IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, while limited releases include the financial meltdown drama THE BIG SHORT and the comedy DON VERDEAN.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Pt 2 $18.6 M $227.1 M
2. Krampus $16 M
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3. Creed $15.5 M $65.1 M
4. The Good Dinosaur $15.5 M $75.9 M
5. Spectre $5.4 M $184.5 M
6. The Night Before $4.9 M $31.9 M
7. The Peanuts Movie $3.5 M $121.4 M
8. Spotlight $2.9 M $16.6 M
9. Brooklyn $2.4 M $11.2 M
10. The Secret In Their Eyes $1.9 M $17.2 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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11:35PM on 12/06/2015
Wow, Krampus is doing pretty good!
Wow, Krampus is doing pretty good!
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10:27PM on 12/06/2015
Glad Spotlight is holding strong.
Glad Spotlight is holding strong.
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5:18PM on 12/06/2015
krampus was a hoot!
krampus was a hoot!
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3:46PM on 12/06/2015
Krampus was great and a good time. Glad to see that people actually went to go see it.

Looking forward to seeing In The Heart of the Sea after it was pushed all those months back and also The Big Short as well. Hopefully it doesn't take a long time for it to expand nationwide.
Krampus was great and a good time. Glad to see that people actually went to go see it.

Looking forward to seeing In The Heart of the Sea after it was pushed all those months back and also The Big Short as well. Hopefully it doesn't take a long time for it to expand nationwide.
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