Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” looks set to emerge as the victor of the Thanksgiving holiday box-office.

The film is set to beat both Disney’s animated adventure “Wish” and Apple and Sony’s historical epic “Napoleon” after taking in $13.2 million across Wednesday and Thursday and a further $11.4 million on Friday.

For the traditional three-day Friday-Sunday it’s tracking for a $27.7 million haul – a drop of just 38.8% which makes it one of the smallest drops of the year for a major studio film. For the Wednesday-Sunday five-day holiday period it’s tracking to take in $41.1 million. The film should surpass $100 million domestically by Monday.

“Napoleon” and “Wish” are now neck-and-neck for second and third place with the French conqueror coming in slightly ahead – taking $8.4 million on Friday to Wish’s $8 million. Both films are headed for $20 million three-day and $32 million five-day hauls with the difference coming down to a few hundred thousand.

“Trolls Band Together” will take fourth place with $7.1 million for the Friday leading to $17.7 million for the three-day and $25.5 million for the five-day.

The Eli Roth-directed horror tale “Thanksgiving” scored $2.7 million for the Friday and is headed for fifth place with a $7.4 million three-day and a $10.5 million five-day.

In its third week, “The Marvels” has dropped to sixth with a $2.4 million Friday leading to a $6 million three-day haul in its third weekend (a 41% drop), and $8.8 million for the five-day.

“The Holdovers,” “Taylor Swift: Eras Tour,” “Saltburn” and “Next Goal Wins” round out the Top 10.

Source: Variety

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