German Box Office: 'Mockingjay 2,' 'Spectre' Still Top
The final film in the 'Hunger Games' franchise shows staying power in its third weekend at number one.
The Hunger Games— Mockingjay, Part 2 held on to almost all of its German audience in its third outing, easily securing top spot this past weekend.
The final edition in the YA franchise earned a further $4.65 million (€4.3 million) and is outpacing the German performance of Mockingjay, Part 1. To date, the film, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has earned around $32 million in Germany.
Spectre was a distant second with German earnings of $3 million (€2.8 million) this past weekend, but it was still sufficient to keep the new Bond in contention. Sam Mendes' latest is tracking slightly behind the record-breaking Skyfall but has earned a more than respectable $63 million in Germany to date.
Holiday horror film Krampus was the best new entry, with a $650,000 (€600,000) first weekend take, good enough for fourth place, behind Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, which earned a further $930,000 (€860,000) in its third outing in the territory.
Steven Spielberg's Berlin-set Bridge of Spies continues to draw German audiences, earning a further $628,000 (€580,000) over the weekend to bring its total take to around $1.6 million.
Overall, the weekend saw 1.3 million theatrical admissions in Germany for a total box office of $13 million.