Grosses

'Mockingjay – Part 1' Easily Leads Thanksgiving Day with $11.05M; 'Penguins of Madagascar' a Distant Second with $3.95M; 'Horrible Bosses 2' #3 with $3.06MNovember 28, 2014 11:20 AM

by Daniel Garris

Please note that most grosses for Thursday, November 27 are studio estimates and that not all studios are currently reporting due to Thanksgiving. Complete actuals will be reported on Monday.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took in an estimated $11.05 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 24 percent from Thursday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fell 28 percent on Thanksgiving Day to gross $14.95 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $168.61 million through its first week of release. That places the film 24 percent behind the massive $222.12 million seven-day start of Catching Fire. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed an estimated $25.6 million on Wednesday and Thursday and looks to be headed for a five-day weekend take in the area of $79 million based on past Thanksgiving weekend trends.

Penguins of Madagascar placed in a distant second with an estimated $3.95 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 37 percent from Wednesday. Family films tend to fall off sharply on Thanksgiving Day, but the daily decline for Penguins of Madagascar was even larger than usual for a family film on Thanksgiving. Penguins of Madagascar has grossed an estimated $10.20 million in two days. That places the film 19 percent ahead of the $8.57 million two-day take of 2012's Rise of the Guardians and 17 percent behind the $12.28 million two-day start of 2011's The Muppets. Penguins of Madagascar currently appears headed for a five-day start in the neighborhood of $37 million.

Horrible Bosses 2 grossed $3.06 million to land in third. The comedy sequel from Warner Bros. was down 28 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance. Yesterday's percentage decline was a concerning sign, as films aimed at adult audiences tend to hold up better on Thanksgiving Day. Horrible Bosses 2 is off to a modest two-day start of just $7.31 million. That places the film a very disappointing 51 percent behind the $14.98 million two-day start of 2008's Four Christmases. Unless Horrible Bosses 2 rebounds in an unexpectedly big way today, the film appears to be on course for a lackluster five-day debut in the area of $24 million.

Disney's Big Hero 6 followed very closely behind in fourth place with an estimated $3.056 million. That was down 27 percent from Wednesday and up 166 percent over last Thursday. Big Hero 6 placed in second for the week with $32.82 million. That was down just 18 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's 21-day total to $148.44 million. Big Hero 6 is currently taking advantage of the slower than expected start of Penguins of Madagascar and has grossed an estimated $7.24 million on Wednesday and Thursday. That places the film on course for a five-day weekend gross in the neighborhood of $26.5 million.

Paramount's Interstellar rounded out Thursday's top five with an estimated $3.04 million. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film held up much better than other films in the top five on Thursday, as it fell just 4 percent from Wednesday. Interstellar placed in third for the week with $25.69 million. That represented a 30.5 percent decline from the previous week and brings the film's domestic total to $131.29 million after 21 days of wide release. Interstellar has grossed an estimated $6.21 million on Wednesday and Thursday and appears to be headed for a five-day holiday take in the area of $21 million.

The Theory of Everything continued to perform well in limited release on Thursday with an estimated $0.727 million from 749 locations. The awards season hopeful from Focus was up 17 percent over Wednesday. The Theory of Everything has grossed an estimated $1.35 million on Wednesday and Thursday. The film's 21-day total stands at $4.52 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Sep. 23 - Sun, Sep. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lion King 3D$21,929,332-27%2,3300$9,412$61,475,4022Disney
2Moneyball$19,501,302--2,993--$6,516$19,501,3021Sony / Columbia
3Dolphin Tale$19,152,401--3,507--$5,461$19,152,4011Warner Bros.
4Abduction$10,925,253--3,118--$3,504$10,925,2531Lionsgate
5Killer Elite$9,352,008--2,986--$3,132$9,352,0081Open Road
6Contagion$8,451,226-42%3,136-86$2,695$57,007,8983Warner Bros.
7Drive (2011)$5,763,998-49%2,90418$1,985$21,417,3732FilmDistrict
8The Help$4,370,051-33%2,695-319$1,622$154,414,1537Disney / DreamWorks
9Straw Dogs (2011)$2,051,333-60%2,4080$852$8,835,1872Sony / Screen Gems
10I Don't Know How She Does It$2,002,040-55%2,49014$804$7,968,4652Weinstein Company
11The Debt$1,260,611-57%1,067-764$1,181$28,967,0744Focus
12Rise of the Planet of the Apes$1,162,288-56%1,178-1162$987$173,600,8118Fox
13Warrior (2011)$1,119,835-61%1,411-472$794$12,210,1263Lionsgate
14Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$718,442-55%1,207-443$595$37,026,8806Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Laugh at My Pain$1,135,157-5%28757$3,955$5,165,6403CodeBlack Entertainment
2Colombiana$934,728-60%847-1086$1,104$35,120,1715Sony / TriStar
3Crazy, Stupid, Love$783,376-50%675-470$1,161$82,068,9269Warner Bros.
4The Smurfs$541,836-56%669-750$810$138,353,8929Sony / Columbia
5Shark Night 3D$466,801-74%637-1445$733$18,223,2384Relativity Media
6Transformers: Dark of the Moon$401,086-15%251-55$1,598$351,902,62513Paramount / DreamWorks
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$387,448-45%320-281$1,211$378,824,31611Warner Bros.
8Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$353,762-69%424-910$834$23,477,2835FilmDistrict
9Zookeeper$310,790-17%294-54$1,057$79,630,11212Sony / Columbia
10Captain America: The First Avenger$302,029-46%334-206$904$174,792,96210Paramount
11Cowboys & Aliens$277,750-48%345-269$805$99,276,2669Universal
12Horrible Bosses$266,884-40%313-131$853$116,943,65512Warner Bros. / New Line
13Our Idiot Brother$252,998-80%411-1336$616$24,438,3845Weinstein Company
14The Guard$249,325-27%167-35$1,493$4,165,1549Sony Pictures Classics
15Seven Days in Utopia$236,004-58%272-165$868$4,019,8194Visio Entertainment
16Midnight in Paris$222,430-35%165-136$1,348$54,432,21119Sony Pictures Classics
17Apollo 18$187,526-83%339-1456$553$17,384,9064Weinstein Company
18Final Destination 5$169,647-20%254-48$668$42,380,5577Warner Bros. / New Line
19Bad Teacher$160,977-51%232-242$694$99,685,14314Sony / Columbia
20Sarah's Key$132,564-50%151-115$878$6,592,74710Weinstein Company
21Mr. Popper's Penguins$109,085-33%153-60$713$68,038,54015Fox
22The Change-Up$105,610-54%169-138$625$37,035,8458Universal
23Kung Fu Panda 2$78,563-19%113-29$695$165,230,26118Paramount / DreamWorks
24Bridesmaids$78,255-38%111-59$705$169,076,74520Universal
25Super 8$73,350-21%117-42$627$126,975,16916Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mausam$459,024--96--$4,782$459,0241Eros International
2Born to Be Wild 3D$115,78310%490$2,363$13,006,06425Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Pearl Jam Twenty$102,448--10--$10,245$382,7911Abramorama
4Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$82,58658%4829$1,721$266,8944Indomina Media
530 Minutes or Less$72,977-67%95-196$768$37,053,9247Sony / Columbia
6Higher Ground$70,134-37%64-17$1,096$577,2215Sony Pictures Classics
7Hubble 3D$62,97926%26-2$2,422$28,931,48680Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Thunder Soul$51,260--35--$1,465$51,2601Roadside Attractions
9Love Crime$48,49812%203$2,425$227,3604IFC Films
10Machine Gun Preacher$45,130--4--$11,283$45,1301Relativity Media
11Senna$42,228-35%31-6$1,362$1,190,6687Producers Distribution Agency
12Mozart's Sister$36,730-6%225$1,670$235,0036Music Box Films
13Monte Carlo$34,988-41%34-12$1,029$23,179,30313Fox
14Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$33,973-45%38-60$894$241,063,87519Disney
15Circumstance$32,802-33%29-2$1,131$310,2515Roadside Attractions
16The Black Power Mixtape: 1967 - 1975$32,336178%64$5,389$76,4433IFC Films
17The Tree of Life$31,743-10%39-2$814$13,205,30618Fox Searchlight
18Saving Private Perez$31,195-64%44-72$709$1,391,7704Lionsgate / Pantelion
19The Whistleblower$29,506-40%50-8$590$1,015,9258IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
20Puncture$29,175--4--$7,294$29,1751Millennium Entertainment
21Weekend$27,245--1--$27,245$27,2451IFC Films
22Green Lantern (2011)$24,830-55%49-54$507$116,593,19115Warner Bros.
23Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$24,12125%120$2,010$4,238,943723D Entertainment
24The Mill and the Cross$21,87793%54$4,375$44,0352Kino Lorber
25Conan the Barbarian (2011)$20,491-77%56-98$366$21,211,0166Lionsgate
26Point Blank$20,008-43%26-11$770$617,0609Magnolia / Magnet
27Fright Night (2011)$19,346-70%44-104$440$18,060,0956Disney / DreamWorks
28Under the Sea 3D$17,0505%8-1$2,131$29,831,163137Warner Bros. / IMAX
29Restless (2011)$15,5280%1712$913$39,5092Sony Pictures Classics
30The Man Nobody Knew$15,411--1--$15,411$15,4111First Run Features
31Brighton Rock (2011)$14,8402%182$824$164,5015IFC Films
32Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness$14,12137%10-1$1,412$562,51112International Film Circuit
33Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life$10,201-22%7-1$1,457$116,7304Music Box Films
34Limelight (2011)$9,529--1--$9,529$9,5291Magnolia Pictures
35The Future$9,310-43%27-2$345$521,0899Roadside Attractions
363 (2010)$8,662-12%62$1,444$24,3262Strand Releasing
37X-Men: First Class$8,567-51%22-14$389$146,405,37117Fox
38Attack the Block$8,482-65%17-18$499$1,024,1759Sony / Screen Gems
39Space Station 3D$8,283-23%31$2,761$84,295,161493IMAX
40The Interrupters$8,124-61%7-3$1,161$187,6779Cinema Guild
41Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$7,630211%5-3$1,526$11,860,8397Fox
42The Devil's Double$7,577-19%4823$158$1,357,0429Lionsgate
43Shaolin$7,567-48%6-5$1,261$55,7823Variance Films
44Incendiary: The Willingham Case$7,308--1--$7,308$7,3081Truly Indie
45Mysteries of Lisbon$6,95277%41$1,738$78,2698Music Box Films
46The Names of Love$6,883-16%10-5$688$475,88614Music Box Films
47Caesar & Otto's Summer Camp Massacre$6,825-40%3-2$2,275$22,8202Nocturnal Features
48The Trip (2011)$6,758-59%12-10$563$2,014,92216IFC Films
49Where Soldiers Come From$5,750640%32$1,917$10,2293International Film Circuit
50Another Earth$5,590-23%14-3$399$1,303,30010Fox Searchlight
51Farmageddon$5,325-13%5-2$1,065$42,21415Undefined
52Jane's Journey$5,073-18%10$5,073$12,4842First Run Features
53Marriage Italian Style (2011 re-issue)$4,967--1--$4,967$4,9671Kino Classics
54Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest$4,646-52%12-8$387$1,182,33512Sony Pictures Classics
55Project Nim$4,487-31%181$249$391,55512Roadside Attractions
56People v. The State of Illusion$4,420-29%10$4,420$28,1863IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
57The Last Circus$4,406-9%5-1$881$31,9986Magnolia / Magnet
58The Whale$4,314209%1-1$4,314$13,4163Paladin
59Bellflower$4,267-44%12-1$356$149,6918Oscilloscope
60Happy, Happy$4,213-41%3-1$1,404$14,5772Magnolia Pictures
61Buck$4,074-86%14-49$291$4,023,12315IFC Films
62A Bird of the Air$3,819--1--$3,819$3,8191Paladin
63Life, Above All$3,760-46%16-2$235$111,83211Sony Pictures Classics
64Amigo$3,506-55%4-2$877$132,6646Variance Films
65El Bulli: Cooking in Progress$3,49330%40$873$116,5569Alive Mind Cinema
66Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$3,434131%72$491$1,346,50311Fox Searchlight
67Bol$3,069-79%380$81$186,4104Eros International
68Life in a Day$2,628-54%5-2$526$247,2159National Geographic
69City of Life and Death$2,424239%20$1,212$108,61220Kino International
70Love in Space$2,358-72%3-10$786$33,9763China Lion Film
71Tabloid$2,293-75%9-7$255$680,46811IFC Films
72Magic Trip$2,192-69%7-3$313$138,0438Magnolia Pictures
73Page One: Inside the New York Times$2,14041%62$357$1,055,84315Magnolia Pictures
74Granito: How to Nail a Dictator$1,793-59%20$897$14,0672International Film Circuit
75WAR: Women Art Revolution$1,762--2--$881$48,57517Zeitgeist Films
76Battleship Potemkin (2011 re-issue)$1,642--1--$1,642$50,52637Kino International
77Gun Hill Road$1,494--2--$747$139,0138Motion Film Group
78Bride Flight$1,335-63%50$267$492,87616Music Box Films
79Passione: A Musical Adventure$1,286-56%1-1$1,286$202,85614Abramorama
80My Kingdom (2011)$1,192-85%1-17$1,192$35,9863China Lion Film
81The Man Who Fell to Earth (2011 re-issue)$1,130135%2-1$565$83,54714Rialto Pictures
82The Tree$841-76%2-3$421$51,54511Zeitgeist Films
83Incendies$769-47%5-1$154$6,857,09623Sony Pictures Classics
84Pianomania$756--2--$378$27,40718First Run Features
853D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstacy$740-74%2-1$370$152,3647China Lion Film
86Bill Cunningham New York$705-39%10$705$1,500,11328Zeitgeist Films
87Turtle: The Incredible Journey$691-68%2-1$346$375,09014Hannover House
88Special Treatment$479-78%10$479$6,5665First Run Features
89Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles$459--1--$459$20,2484Argot Pictures
90The Weird World of Blowfly$402-61%10$402$1,7212Variance Films
91Rapt$372-65%1-1$372$40,64212Lorber Films
92Film Socialisme$201310%10$201$31,54517Lorber Films