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‘Hunger Games’ Dominates Box Office For Third Week

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Courtesy Lionsgate

Courtesy Lionsgate

Christmas horror flick debuts at second place in weekend ratings.

The final installment of the Hunger Games dominated the box office in the United States and Canada for a third straight week, with Christmas horror flick Krampus scaring up the number two spot.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, the fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise that turned Jennifer Lawrence into a Hollywood mega-star, raked in $18.6 million in ticket sales, according to estimates Sunday from box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. The movie has shrugged off lukewarm reviews to earn $227.1 million over three weeks.

Debuting in number two was Krampus, a tale of Christmas gone awry when a boy accidentally summons a demon to his family’s holiday gathering. The film earned $16 million.

In third place for a second week was boxing flick Creed, a next-generation version of the Rocky series, whose revenue totaled $15.54 million. Disney’s animated The Good Dinosaur came in just behind with $15.51 million.

Meanwhile, Spectre, the latest James Bond movie, dropped to fifth place, with estimated gross sales of $5.4 million. The star-studded spy thriller—with Daniel Craig as 007, and featuring Italy’s Monica Bellucci and Austrian Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as the villain—has taken in $176.1 million in its four weeks in North American cinemas, according to estimates.

Estimates for the rest of the top 10 were as follows:

  1. The Night Before ($4.9 million)
  2. The Peanuts Movie ($3.5 million)
  3. Spotlight ($2.9 million)
  4. Brooklyn ($2.4 million)
  5. Secret in Their Eyes ($2.0 million)

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