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Krampus tops Good Dinosaur but The Hunger Games remains on top in US

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Story by Jack Foley

HORROR-comedy Krampus has over-performed at the US box office, landing second spot behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.

The horror title, starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette, grossed $16 million. It revives the ancient legend of Krampus, who punishes those who have lost their Christmas spirit.

The film’s strong opening created an upset of sorts, for while it was never really expected to displace The Hunger Games from the top, it was widely expected to also trail Disney-Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, which tumbled a massive 60% in its second weekend to the surprise of many.

Good Dinosaur instead tied with Warner Bros.’ Rocky reboot Creed for third spot, with both films estimating weekend earnings of $15.5 million.

The exact order will be determined on Monday when final weekend numbers are released.

At the top, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 extended its run to three weeks at No.1 by earning another $18.6 million. That figure pushes its US haul to $227.1 million.

And rounding out the top five was James Bond movie Spectre, which took $5.4 million. The film has now generated $184.5 million since opening at the beginning of November.

The weekend after Thanksgiving is historically one of the slowest of the year in the US and this year’s figures continued that trend, although studios also took note and didn’t release many new releases.

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