'Mockingjay – Part 2' Holds Up Well on Monday with $8.54M; 'The Peanuts Movie' Passes $100M After $1.60M Daily Take; 'Spectre' Third with $1.57M; 'The Night Before' Fourth with $1.13MNovember 24, 2015 01:24 PM

by Daniel Garris

Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 took in $8.54 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth straight day. The final chapter of the young adult blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 63 percent from Sunday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was down 65 percent on its first Monday to gross $8.98 million. Mockingjay - Part 2 has grossed $111.21 million in four days of release. While the film is running 15 percent behind the $130.88 million start of Mockingjay - Part 1, Mockingjay - Part 2 is also displaying stronger daily holding power thus far than Mockingjay - Part 1 did.

The Peanuts Movie claimed second place on Monday with $1.60 million. In the process, the 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky surpassed the $100 million domestic mark on Monday. Thanks in part to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday; The Peanuts Movie was down just 62 percent from Sunday and up 81 percent over last Monday. With an 18-day take of $100.95 million, The Peanuts Movie is currently running 18 percent behind the $123.69 million 18-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

Spectre followed closely behind in third with $1.57 million. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise declined 63 percent from Sunday and 35 percent from last Monday. Spectre has grossed a solid $155.72 million in 18 days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $142.31 million 18-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace and 30 percent behind the $223.07 million 18-day gross of 2012's Skyfall.

Sony's The Night Before held up nicely on Monday with a fourth place take of $1.13 million. The R-rated comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie was down only 55 percent from Sunday. The Night Before has grossed a softer than expected $11.01 million in four days, but is likely to hold up well throughout the holiday season. The film is currently running 21 percent behind the $13.99 million four-day take of 2011's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.

STX Entertainment's Secret in Their Eyes rounded out the day's top five with $0.601 million. The thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts was down 64 percent from Monday. Secret in Their Eyes has grossed a lackluster $7.25 million in four days. That places the film 45 percent behind the $13.21 million four-day start of fellow STX Entertainment release The Gift earlier this year.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200047 (Nov 24 - Nov 30)$154,861,309-1%$206,458,000--How the Grinch Stole Christmas
200147 (Nov 23 - Nov 29)$153,466,158-1%$179,942,000-13%Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
200247 (Nov 22 - Nov 28)$209,929,10037%$243,197,00035%Die Another Day
200347 (Nov 21 - Nov 27)$184,835,628-12%$220,176,000-9%Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
200447 (Nov 19 - Nov 25)$212,648,21915%$241,075,0009%National Treasure
200547 (Nov 25 - Dec 01)$168,549,579-21%$195,879,000-19%Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
200647 (Nov 24 - Nov 30)$165,141,553-2%$192,507,000-2%Happy Feet
200747 (Nov 23 - Nov 29)$164,705,4940%$191,123,000-1%Enchanted
200847 (Nov 21 - Nov 27)$242,229,02747%$263,468,00038%Twilight (2008)
200947 (Nov 20 - Nov 26)$364,197,55450%$390,032,00048%The Twilight Saga: New Moon
201047 (Nov 19 - Nov 25)$280,466,321-23%$308,060,000-21%Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
201147 (Nov 25 - Dec 01)$176,473,542-37%$197,535,000-36%The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
201247 (Nov 23 - Nov 29)$242,206,73237%$253,726,00028%The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
201347 (Nov 22 - Nov 28)$328,856,28936%$356,292,00040%The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
201447 (Nov 21 - Nov 27)$279,179,001-15%$300,872,000-16%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
201547 (Nov 20 - Nov 26)$178,407,032-36%$190,563,000-37%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2