UK Box Office November 27-29: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 Continues Reign, THE GOOD DINOSAUR May Be a Step Back for Pixar

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 continued to reign this weeks box office, despite quite a steep drop. The Good Dinosaur opened in a second place with $4.4 million which is down quite a lot on Inside Out. Bridge of Spies took 4th with $2.5 million and Black Mass took 5th with $1.9 million.

Debuting within the top 10 this weekend was Carol which took 7th place ($815,000). Tamasha also cracked the top ten at number 8 with $385,000.

Here are the top 10 films this week:

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - $6.83 million - Week 2 - Down 60% - Total: $29.11 million
2. The Good Dinosaur - $4.41 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $4.41 million
3. Spectre - $3.28 million - Week 5 - Down 43% - Total: $133.16 million
4. Bridge of Spies - $2.53 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $2.53 million
5. Black Mass - $1.92 million - Week 1 - NEW- Total: $1.92 million
6. The Lady in the Van - $1.43 - Week 3 - Down 41% - Total: $13.63 million
7. Carol - $814,622 - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $3814,622
8. Tamasha - $383,856 - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $383,856
9. Brooklyn - $302,498 - Week 4 - Down 51% - Total: $6.55 million
10. Hotel Transylvania 2 - $297,062 - Week 7 - Down 63% - Total: $29.29 million

The top 10 made approximately $22.21 million million this weekend (31% being Mockingjay - Part 2) which is down 21.7% on last weekend but is also down 6.9% on the same time frame last year which saw a very impressive debut from Paddington.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 dropped a steep 60% this weekend, taking in $6.83 million. Even though this doesn't look too impressive, this is actually a better hold than Part 1 which saw a 61.2% second week drop. This shows that Part 2 has better word of mouth and even though 60% is by no means a good hold, it may have a better run than Part 1. Part 1 finished with $48 million in the UK. So far, Part 2 has made $29.11 million in the UK and should definitely pass $40 million - how far after that will it go? With little competition for a couple of weeks until Star Wars, Mockingjay could really benefit and close in on its predecessor. The film will also benefit over the festive season. Worldwide the film has currently made over $445 million worldwide in just 2 weeks so the film definitely isn't a disappointment.

However, what may be a disappointment is Pixar's The Good Dinosaur which should of really taken first place this weekend. The film took in $4.41 million which is below the openings of Brave, Inside Out, Cars 2 and Monsters University. The opening is however on parr with 2006's Cars which took in $4.9 million. The Good Dinosaur is an original film which has recently become rare for Pixar but Inside Out performed well - maybe it is down to the poor marketing - the trailers were never received that well. The reviews are on parr with Brave and Monsters University which both connected well with audiences. The Good Dinosaur has little competition until The Peanuts Movie opens later this month. Expect the film to make at least $15 million - maybe it will crack $20 million?

Dropping a light 43% this weekend was Spectre - in its 5th weekend, the film took in $3.28 million and has so far made $133.16 million in the UK which is fantastic. It is almost definitely now that Spectre will not reach Skyfall's total despite opening much higher. Spectre just hasn't had the word of mouth that Skyfall had. Spectre will likely close with around $140 million which is excellent. Worldwide, Spectre is also disappointing slightly - it was thought that it may join the billion dollar club but that is another almost definite that it will not.

Cracking the top 5 also was Bridge of Spies which took in a solid $2.53 million. The Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg flick has had extremely impressive reviews and is in the Oscar race so could have long legs for the coming months. If this wasn't to happen, the film just definitely hit $6.5 million but higher seems a lot likely. The only thing for the film is that the marketing hasn't been too prominent so it will have to rely a lot of word of mouth.

Also cracking the top 5 was Black Mass - the film with the huge ensemble took in $1.92 million. The film has solid reviews but mixed word of mouth. In the US, its holds were nothing special so it is likely that a similar pattern will occur here. The film is likely to close with just under $6 million.

6. The Lady in the Van - As the Oscar buzz increases, this film continues to do solid business. Prediction: $16-18 million.

7. Carol - Possibly the front runner for this years awards has a semi-wide release and does solid business. Prediction: $2.5 million.

8. Tamasha - Talk about a limited release, in just 80 cinemas, this film did fantastic business! Prediction: $0.8-1 million.

9. Brooklyn - Carol and Bridge of Spies definitely had an impact on this other awards contender. Prediction: $7-8 million.

10. Hotel Transylvania 2 - The Good Dinosaur booked up all of the rooms (screens) in hotels around the UK. Prediction: $30 million.

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