Mockingjay Expected to Lead Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office

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A number of films are finding success over the long holiday weekend, with the Hunger Games sequel leading the pack.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 pulled in $21.25 million on Black Friday, earning $167.9 million since its release. The film is expected to generate $73 million to $75 million for the full five-day Thanksgiving weekend, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Following up Mockingjay is Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. The animated feature made $15.7 million on Friday and is projected to earn $55 million over its first five days. The total will put the film at a significantly slower pace than Pixar’s last film, Inside Out, which earned $90 million in its first weekend.

In third place was the Rocky spinoff Creed, which made $11.7 million Friday and is expected to generate $40 million over five days. Both Creed and The Good Dinosaur received “A” Cinemascore ratings from viewers, indicating that they could continue to generate large ticket sales through positive word-of-mouth.

[Los Angeles Times]

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