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:
- The Night Before ($4.9 million)
- The Peanuts Movie ($3.5 million)
- Spotlight ($2.9 million)
- Brooklyn ($2.4 million)
- Secret in Their Eyes ($2.0 million)