Magazine article Screen International

Mockingjay 2' Stays Top in US on $19M

Magazine article Screen International

Mockingjay 2' Stays Top in US on $19M

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The horror comedy about a malign Christmas spirit stars Adam Scott and Toni Collette. Spike Lee's Chicago-set musical-drama Chi-Raq about gang violence opened at number 13 on $1.2m from 305 venues.

Fox Searchlight delivered an impressive debut for Paolo Sorrentino's Youth starring Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano and Rachel Weisz at number 34 on $78,085 from four.

Disney-Pixar's The Good Dinosaur ranks third on $75.8m after two while Creed dropped to number four and stands at $64.6m via Warner Bros after two sessions with a shot at crossing $100m by the end of its run.

Spotlight - Sunday night's best picture and screenplay winner at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards - held firm at number eight on $2.8m for $16.5m after Open Road expanded the theatre count by 83 to 980 in the fifth weekend.

Brooklyn at number nine added $2.4m for $11.2m also in the fifth session as Fox Searchlight increased the footprint by 61 to 906.

Mother Teresa drama The Letters starring Juliet Stevenson opened at number 16 through Freestyle Releasing on $700,683 from 886.

TWC launched Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in Macbeth at number 35 on $69,833 from five, while Cohen Media Group opened Hitchcock/Truffaut at number 43 on $28,178 from three. …

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