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, Aug. 1 - Sun, Aug. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$94,320,883--4,080--$23,118$94,320,8831Disney
2Lucy$18,252,590-58%3,20229$5,700$79,539,9752Universal
3Get On Up$13,585,915--2,468--$5,505$13,585,9151Universal
4Hercules (2014)$11,010,367-63%3,5950$3,063$52,658,4152Paramount
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$8,690,314-48%3,283-385$2,647$189,319,9874Fox
6Planes: Fire and Rescue$6,044,003-37%3,241-598$1,865$47,216,2093Disney
7The Purge: Anarchy$5,853,245-44%2,656-200$2,204$63,264,2203Universal
8Sex Tape$3,522,201-42%2,500-562$1,409$33,880,6653Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$3,261,935-30%1,81654$1,796$10,390,7182Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,241,072-52%1,732-744$1,294$241,206,9876Paramount
11Tammy$1,568,002-55%1,415-1147$1,108$81,530,7075Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$3,242,16221%726365$4,466$6,976,8112Roadside Attractions
2Boyhood$2,398,68336%310203$7,738$7,442,0634IFC Films
3Maleficent$1,272,342-31%681-396$1,868$234,740,47310Disney
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,216,629-46%861-497$1,413$168,570,6868Fox / DreamWorks Animation
522 Jump Street$1,180,532-55%828-785$1,426$188,441,6148Sony / Columbia
6Begin Again$668,236-58%727-517$919$13,755,5736Weinstein Company
7Chef$657,530-14%350-55$1,879$28,309,99913Open Road
8Edge of Tomorrow$629,58620%40249$1,566$98,621,3469Warner Bros.
9Wish I Was Here$610,109-47%753128$810$3,054,0753Focus
10The Fluffy Movie$530,206-60%4320$1,227$2,370,1582Open Road
11Earth to Echo$470,536-66%536-736$878$36,978,2055Relativity Media
12Kick$439,304-59%162-15$2,712$2,100,0412UTV Motion Pictures
13Captain America: The Winter Soldier$398,956193%18118$2,204$259,322,89018Disney
14America (2014)$354,731-61%478-282$742$14,074,7746Lionsgate
15The Fault in Our Stars$316,902-34%282-105$1,124$123,403,6409Fox
16Jersey Boys$285,089-43%286-176$997$46,222,8547Warner Bros.
17Godzilla (2014)$241,850-37%277-25$873$200,163,95312Warner Bros.
18X-Men: Days of Future Past$187,084-53%190-99$985$231,696,33711Fox
19Neighbors (2014)$174,295-30%177-31$985$149,771,25513Universal
20Rio 2$171,317-23%212-18$808$131,020,63317Fox
21Blended$149,673-28%187-36$800$45,889,19111Warner Bros.
22The Amazing Spider-Man 2$119,966-32%161-26$745$202,644,00114Sony / Columbia
23Think Like a Man Too$112,399-69%115-202$977$65,028,6877Sony / Screen Gems
24Snowpiercer$110,192-46%100-49$1,102$4,139,1996RADiUS-TWC
25Million Dollar Arm$77,177-26%101-39$764$36,312,73912Disney
26I Origins$67,214-13%12246$551$233,3343Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Magic in the Moonlight$740,75980%6548$11,396$1,323,0952Sony Pictures Classics
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$166,674-10%410$4,065$5,436,36618Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$93,920-65%97-224$968$30,523,5685Sony / Screen Gems
4Hubble 3D$75,26328%9-5$8,363$45,473,641229Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Calvary$74,149--4--$18,537$74,1491Fox Searchlight
6Journey to the South Pacific$70,2361%180$3,902$4,147,96136IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
7Obvious Child$67,467-13%44-19$1,533$2,895,9019A24
8Heaven is for Real$52,621-45%96-33$548$91,386,09716Sony / TriStar
9The Grand Seduction$47,725-39%50-24$955$3,204,78410eOne Films US
10Mood Indigo$38,05857%2013$1,903$118,9113Drafthouse Films
11Ida (2014)$35,939-46%33-15$1,089$3,551,00614Music Box Films
12Belle$30,595-44%43-15$712$10,645,03914Fox Searchlight
13A Five Star Life$28,680193%76$4,097$73,3883Music Box Films
14Child of God$27,630--8--$3,454$27,6301Well Go USA
15Mr. Peabody & Sherman$25,4044%591$431$111,392,58022Fox / DreamWorks Animation
16Le Chef$23,197-22%184$1,289$306,7247Cohen Media Group
17Persecuted$21,194-87%32-352$662$1,546,2193Millennium Entertainment
18Land Ho!$19,375-40%195$1,020$173,9104Sony Pictures Classics
19Jerusalem 3D$18,1783%100$1,818$4,837,18846National Geographic
20Life Itself$16,854-66%44-33$383$712,2435Magnolia Pictures
21The Grand Budapest Hotel$15,008-44%23-14$653$59,034,59922Fox Searchlight
22Under the Sea 3D$14,14827%6-2$2,358$34,219,524286Warner Bros. / IMAX
23Code Black$13,136116%104$1,314$135,6147Long Shot Factory
2450 to 1$12,537-5%103$1,254$842,79420Ten Furlongs
25Words and Pictures$12,289-56%18-10$683$2,140,90611Roadside Attractions
26Venus in Fur$10,398-57%31-14$335$327,8897IFC Films
27The Other Woman (2014)$10,046-51%22-17$457$83,892,21815Fox
28Yves Saint Laurent$9,985-38%80$1,248$262,4076Weinstein Company
29Born to Be Wild 3D$9,898521%7-1$1,414$23,485,722174Warner Bros. / IMAX
30Third Person$9,622-48%9-26$1,069$874,8057Sony Pictures Classics
31Only Lovers Left Alive$8,283-8%7-3$1,183$1,841,12217Sony Pictures Classics
32Happy Christmas$7,016-7%95$780$17,4392Magnolia Pictures
33The LEGO Movie$6,951-81%38-164$183$257,716,50726Warner Bros.
34Under the Skin (2014)$6,454-21%5-3$1,291$2,605,03918A24
35The Rover$5,776-34%6-5$963$1,089,1508A24
36A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$5,524-17%71$789$134,2657Big World Pictures
37Locke$4,212-19%4-1$1,053$1,361,42315A24
38There’s No Place Like Utopia$4,19029%54$838$45,2543Rocky Mountain Pictures
39A Master Builder$4,135-41%10$4,135$21,4872Abramorama
40The Double (2014)$4,05882%92$451$196,63213Magnolia Pictures
41God's Not Dead$3,714-12%7-2$531$60,753,73520Freestyle / Pure Flix
42A Coffee in Berlin$3,675-42%7-2$525$146,1358Music Box Films
43Fed Up$3,086-28%7-6$441$1,533,02513RADiUS-TWC
44The Lunchbox$2,706-63%4-4$677$4,207,84123Sony Pictures Classics
45Siddharth$2,672-23%2-2$1,336$48,6176Zeitgeist Films
46Finding Vivian Maier$2,228-29%95$248$1,503,61619IFC Films
47We Are the Best!$1,099-12%31$366$174,24410Magnolia Pictures
48To the Arctic 3D$1,014-32%41$254$14,159,514120Warner Bros. / IMAX
49Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,000--1--$1,000$147,41816Rialto Pictures
50The Jewish Cardinal$926--1--$926$133,06630Film Movement
51Moebius$876--1--$876$8761RAM Releasing
52Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$855-13%40$214$210,5299RADiUS-TWC
53The Last Sentence$81957%21$410$48,5947Music Box Films
54For No Good Reason$714151%21$357$66,31115Sony Pictures Classics
55Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger$709-49%2-2$355$73,7116Magnolia Pictures
56Night Moves$4814%20$241$252,90310Cinedigm
57A Long Way Off$403-34%10$403$29,7779Moving Visions Entertainment
58Accident (2014 re-issue)$378--1--$378$17,16111Rialto Pictures
59As It Is in Heaven (2014)$340-87%10$340$9,7854Embark Visuals
60Bicycling with Molière$207--1--$207$59,62415Strand Releasing
61Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$197--1--$197$63,06225Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
62For a Woman$126--1--$126$32,28614Film Movement