Note: The following figures are from Box Office Mojo.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 won the box office for the 4th time in a row, with an $11.3 million. Newcomer In the Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth and directed by Ron Howard, came in 2nd with a paltry $11 million.
The film, based on the true story that inspired the classic book, Moby Dick, was released in 3,103 theaters and reportedly cost $100 million to produce. It averaged $3,547 per theater, and its worldwide total is $50 million, but it looks like it will struggle to make back its production budget with the impending release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Good Dinosaur, Pixar’s latest film, earned $10.4 million, placing it in 3rd place. Its earned $89 million domestically, but the film, which was reworked several times, may be Pixar’s first box office failure ever.
Spotlight, Brooklyn, and The Big Short, all of which are shaping up to be major awards season contenders, performed well in regards to their respective theater counts. The Big Short was released in 8 theaters and earned $90,000 per theater for a $720,000-weekend cume. Brooklyn was shown in 947 theaters and came in 10th place with $1.9 million. Spotlight earned $2.5 million across 1.089 theaters.
Here are the top ten films at the box office for the weekend of 12/11/2015.
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2- $11.3 million
- In the Heart of the Sea- $11 million
- The Good Dinosaur- $10.5 million
- Creed- $10.12 million
- Krampus- $8 million
- Spectre- $4 million
- The Night Before- $3.9 million
- The Peanuts Movie- $2.65 million
- Spotlight- $2.5 million
- Brooklyn- $1.9 million
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