- Mockingjay Part 2 wins the Thanksgiving box-office with a 5-days total of $75.8 millions.
- Part 2 continues to trails behind Part 1 but is still doing huge business, with an expected worldwide tally of $440 million by the end of the week-end.
- the other big winner of the weekend is Creed, opening with better than expected $42.6 million 5-days box-office. [hopefully ms_mmelissa will make a separate Creed party post?]
Jennifer Lawrence attending JOY Screening in New York. pic.twitter.com/0EWHYhKqZx— Jennifer Lawrence (@JLdaily) November 29, 2015
- Joy got its first screening Saturday night for SAG members and select critics in New York and L.A.
- reviews are embargoed until December 14th, but early twitter buzz is mostly positive.
- the chatter on Jennifer's performance is universally laudatory, with many critics believing she will factor in the best actress Oscar race.
- the movie itself appears to be received slightly more cooly than Jennifer's performance.
First screening of joy just ended. Terrific story of female power! JLaw is totally great. Oscar race on in many categories.David O. Does it— Pete Hammond (@DeadlinePete) November 29, 2015
Jennifer Lawrence carries David O. Russell's holiday comedy/drama as a woman entrepreneur with the strength to persevere.— Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) November 29, 2015
As a working single mother who was called a fuck up Joy resonated hard with me. Never see movies like this anymore. Jen fills the frame.— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) November 29, 2015
Just based on tweets I've read so far. It will hit bigger with women but we don't dominate critics or Acad. voters. https://t.co/zcQx5VV9Jn— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) November 29, 2015
“Joy” doesn’t quite sing dazzling arias or ascend to stratospheric heights but it’s real and direct and very touching and nicely inventive.— Hollywood Elsewhere (@wellshwood) November 29, 2015
hollywood reporter + the wrap