Krampus, Michael Dougherty’s horror-comedy about the evil version of Santa Claus and his coven of elves trying to slay a family on Christmas, apparently appealed to moviegoers far more than Pixar’s cute The Good Dinosaur. Krampus surpassed expectations, leaving a $16 million opening under the Christmas tree. The Good Dinosaur dropped 60 percent from last week, making $15.5 million (the steepest second-week drop for a Pixar movie since Cars 2), tied with Creed ($65.1 million domestic cume). The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 beat everyone, making $18.6 million in its third week (it has a $227.1 million domestic cume). Spectre stayed in the top five for the fifth straight week, with $5.4 million ($184.5 million cume).
Kent Jones’s documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut made $30,000 on three screens in its first week of limited release. Paulo Sorrentino’s perplexing, ravishing Youth, starring Michael Cane and Harvey Keitel, made $80,000 on four screens, while Justin Kurzel’s Michael Fassbender–led Macbeth made $67,000 on five screens. Something sexy this way comes.