'Hunger Games' tops US box office charts
In an otherwise quiet weekend, it topped box office charts beating comic horror film ‘Krampus’.
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With two weeks to go before Luke, Leia, Han, and a phalanx of storm troopers and droids descend on multiplexes, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 topped box office charts in an otherwise quiet weekend. The science-fiction sequel earned $18.6 million, pushing its stateside haul to $227.1 million. WATCH: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Trailer
WATCH: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Trailer
The weekend after Thanksgiving is historically one of the slowest of the year and the 2015 edition didn't break with tradition.
Studios largely steered clear of offering up new releases, with the one major exception being Krampus, a darkly comic horror film from Legendary and Universal that picked up a solid $16 million.
The story of a horned demon who injects a sinister edge into a Suburban family's Christmas celebrations stars Adam Scott and Toni Collette. It was directed by Michael Dougherty.
Without much in the way of new blood, a trio of holdovers rounded out the top five.
Creed rode Oscar buzz and strong word-of-mouth to a third place finish, racking up $15.5 million to drive the Rocky spin-off's domestic total to $65.1 million.
The Good Dinosaur finished in fourth with $15.5 million, dropping off more than expected and falling roughly 60%.
Usually Pixar and Disney films have better holds. The animated film has earned $75.9 million so far. And Spectre took fifth position with $5.4 million. The latest James Bond adventure has earned $184.5 million.
Amazon launched its first theatrical release with Spike Lee's Chi-Raq, a look at gun violence that debuted as Chicago grapples with mounting outrage over a police shooting of Laquan McDonald. It earned $1.2 million over 305 screens and is being distributed by Roadside Attractions.