Weekend Box Office: Nobody Spent Thanksgiving with Frankenstein

November 30, 2015


Well, if you're one of several studios with a Frankenstein adaptation still in development, now might be a good time to stop. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Victor Frankenstein followed in the plodding footsteps of last year's I, Frankenstein to an absolutely abysmal opening. Taking in an estimated $2.35 million from Friday to Sunday, the James McAvoy-Daniel Radcliffe take on the Mary Shelley classic managed the worst opening weekend ever for a film to open in over 2,500 theaters. It was the first time a Frankenstein story actually had a worse audience response than a pitchfork-wielding mob. However, it's worth noting that the film actually came out Wednesday, so the record is as dubious as the accomplishment itself.

There were some winners at the box office, too, though. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 made up for its series-low opening by this weekend becoming the first film in its franchise to keep over half its audience in its second week. Pixar's The Good Dinosaur managed the fourth highest Thanksgiving weekend opening ever despite being Pixar's softest debut since Toy Story. And, in a strong third place, Creed came out swinging. (That's a subtle reference to how the movie is about boxing.)

Here's your top five:

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 - $51.6 million

2. The Good Dinosaur - $39.1 million

3. Creed - $30.1 million

4. Spectre - $12.8 million

5. The Peanuts Movie - $9.7 million

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

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