Mockingjay Part 2 tops box office for fourth week

2015-12-14 10:12

Los Angeles - The final Hunger Games instalment topped the North American box office for a fourth week, estimates showed Sunday, with the monster of a whale from In the Heart of the Sea landing a giant belly flop in second place.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, the fourth and last movie in the blockbuster franchise that turned Jennifer Lawrence into a Hollywood mega-star, earned $11.3m in ticket sales, according to estimates from box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Debuting in the number two spot was whale-of-a-tale In the Heart of the Sea, which retells the sinking of a 19th-century whaling ship that inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

The big-budget film, which stars Chris Hemsworth and was directed by Ron Howard, reportedly cost $100m to make but raked in only $11m in its first weekend out.

In third with $10.5m was Disney's animated The Good Dinosaur.

Meanwhile Creed, a next-generation version of the Rocky series, landed in fourth with total revenue of $10.1m.

Slipping to fifth place in its second week out was Krampus, a tale of Christmas gone awry when a boy accidentally summons a demon to his family's holiday gathering, with some $8m.

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