'Hunger Games' beats 'Good Dinosaur,' 'Creed' at box office

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew have dominated the box office once again.

Rentrak estimates on Sunday say "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2" held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters, earning $51.6 million to top "The Good Dinosaur" and "Creed" in their Thanksgiving weekend debuts.

But those films still found their footing over the holiday. Disney and Pixar's animated dinosaur movie took second place with $39.2 million across the weekend, while "Creed," a new entry into the Rocky Balboa canon, came in third with $30.1 million.

"Victor Frankenstein" was not so lucky. The $40 million revival of Mary Shelley's monster classic, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, proved lifeless in theaters, earning just $2.35 million from Friday to Sunday.