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Thanksgiving Box Office: Victor Frankenstein DOA with a Dismal 12th Place Opening Weekend

It’s obvious that horror fans were either too full of turkey or too busy shopping for Black Friday deals to go to the multiplex this weekend because Thanksgiving’s sole genre release, Victor Frankenstein, was only able to muster up an estimated $2,350,000 (weekend)/$3,435,000 (since its 11/25 opening), giving the film a dismal 12th place in the holiday box office standings. Worldwide it earned $13,461,142, which is a bit better, but still…

Per Box Office Mojo, the big winner was, of course, The Hunter Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (review), which saw an estimated weekend gross of $51,600,000.  After two weeks, its US cume is $198,312,341 with a worldwide tally of $440,712,341. The finale is underperforming compared to its predecessors (at this point The Hunger Games‘ US total was $248,483,901, Catching Fire’s was $296,295,657, and Mockingjay – Part 1‘s was $225,680,904); but it’s still a decent sendoff for such a beloved franchise that came close to wearing out its welcome by unnecessarily splitting its finale into two parts.

Next weekend we’ll see what kind of appetite audiences have for the horror comedy Krampus. Will it end the year on a high note for the genre? Or will it land with a thud like a big ol’ lump of coal? Make your predictions below!

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Written by Debi Moore

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