Hamilton Wright Mabie once said, “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” Any chance the prominent author was talking about the world of movies, where love, like ticket sales, happily (and profitably) abounds? This weekend, audiences were showing the love for those sequel-inspiring fighting youth, a good-natured reptile, a boxing believer, a suave spy and a dastardly, holiday-inspired demon.
Three-time champion Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 was clearly still the one to beat in the movie game, coming ahead of Krampus, who was having a really good time scaring away the rest of the non-holiday competition while frightening poorly-behaved children (making them long for the simplicity of The Peanuts Movie, which was ironically rewarding all children, whether appealing or appalling, outside of the comforts of the Box Office Five).Rocky follow-up Creed remained in rare fighting form in his own box-office ring, bobbing and weaving ahead of The Good Dinosaur, who was making good friends with everyone, real and animated. Spectre remained on the case of the missing Santa Claus, determined to bring justice for those past the age of believing.
All of our characters were conspiring to restore faith in both awesome and odd imaginary beings while bringing their own version of peace on earth, good will to men (and women) movie lovers of all kind.
Which of our believable tales did you love the most this weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Totals:
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 $18.6 million
- Krampus $16.02 million.
- Creed $15.54 million.
- The Good Dinosaur $15.5 1 million.
- Spectre $5.3 million.