'Hunger Games' finale keeps box office crown for third week

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Posted: Dec 08, 2015 12:16 PM
'Hunger Games' finale keeps box office crown for third week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Hunger Games" finale held its spot atop the box office for the third weekend in a row, scaring off the holiday horror comedy "Krampus."

Lionsgate's final installment of bow-wielding Katniss' struggles in a dystopian world took in $18.9 million in the U.S. and Canada, topping Universal's Christmas-gone-wrong flick, which earned $16.3 million. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2" won out on the traditionally slow weekend after Thanksgiving weekend.

Disney/Pixar's animated film, "The Good Dinosaur," didn't go extinct in its second weekend in theaters with $15.3 million, while the Rocky Balboa boxing movie "Creed" kept fighting, coming in fourth with $15 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:

1. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2," Lionsgate, $18,857,547, 4,086 locations, $4,615 average, $227,369,547, 3 weeks.

2. "Krampus," Universal, $16,293,325, 2,902 locations, $5,615 average, $16,293,325, 1 week.

3. "The Good Dinosaur," Disney, $15,323,958, 3,749 locations, $4,087 average, $75,763,488, 2 weeks.

4. "Creed," Warner Bros., $14,989,303, 3,424 locations, $4,378 average, $64,586,859, 2 weeks.

5. "Spectre," Sony, $5,523,358, 2,840 locations, $1,945 average, $184,618,701, 5 weeks.

6. "The Night Before," Sony, $5,029,045, 2,794 locations, $1,800 average, $32,097,356, 3 weeks.

7. "The Peanuts Movie," 20th Century Fox, $3,571,554, 2,917 locations, $1,224 average, $121,484,253, 5 weeks.

8. "Spotlight," Open Road, $2,800,008, 980 locations, $2,857 average, $16,505,705, 5 weeks.

9. "Brooklyn," Fox Searchlight, $2,439,470, 906 locations, $2,693 average, $11,219,493, 5 weeks.

10. "The Secret In Their Eyes," STX Entertainment, $1,933,989, 2,147 locations, $901 average, $17,225,077, 3 weeks.

11. "The Martian," 20th Century Fox, $1,606,360, 1,140 locations, $1,409 average, $220,804,548, 10 weeks.

12. "Love The Coopers," Lionsgate, $1,514,645, 1,639 locations, $924 average, $22,698,271, 4 weeks.

13. "Chi-Raq," Roadside Attractions, $1,198,356, 305 locations, $3,929 average, $1,198,356, 1 week.

14. "Trumbo," Bleecker Street, $951,068, 660 locations, $1,441 average, $4,164,500, 5 weeks.

15. "Victor Frankenstein," 20th Century Fox, $746,834, 2,797 locations, $267 average, $5,108,738, 2 weeks.

16. "The Letters," Freestyle Releasing, $700,683, 886 locations, $791 average, $700,683, 1 week.

17. "Bridge Of Spies," Disney, $684,509, 536 locations, $1,277 average, $68,589,003, 8 weeks.

18. "Tamasha," UTV Communications, $347,580, 165 locations, $2,107 average, $1,980,235, 2 weeks.

19. "Legend," Universal, $279,791, 61 locations, $4,587 average, $922,692, 3 weeks.

20. "Goosebumps," Sony, $268,691, 433 locations, $621 average, $78,058,808, 8 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.