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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, May. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$9,366,982-70%4,380--$2,139$137,489,4621Paramount
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$795,000-61%3,3320$239$49,275,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon$382,066-83%3,003-423$127$201,395,9337Paramount / DreamWorks
4Date Night$375,964-76%2,734-359$138$81,378,6895Fox
5The Back-up Plan$362,427-78%3,003-277$121$30,466,3673CBS Films
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$213,000-73%2,157-580$99$158,220,0006Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$198,295-76%1,706-565$116$38,730,2194Sony / Screen Gems
8Kick-Ass$187,913-55%1,759-783$107$45,469,0184Lionsgate
9The Losers$177,000-64%2,450-486$72$21,674,0003Warner Bros.
10Oceans$160,382-75%1,23222$130$16,291,9663Disneynature
11Furry Vengeance$157,276-92%3,0025$52$12,257,3402Summit
12The Last Song$80,157-77%1,303-973$62$60,421,1906Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Babies$175,564-84%534--$329$2,337,0241Focus
2Hot Tub Time Machine$65,000-57%802-310$81$48,663,0007MGM
3Alice in Wonderland (2010)$57,658-79%582-468$99$330,915,60710Disney
4City Island$45,530-76%247-22$184$2,993,1278Anchor Bay
5Avatar$43,749-68%328-59$133$747,990,16421Fox
6Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$33,765-80%404-323$84$59,425,2696Lionsgate
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$23,559-83%625-541$38$61,525,7808Fox
8The Ghost Writer$19,173-74%231-105$83$14,899,62412Summit
9She's Out of My League$12,912-70%26118$49$31,296,9929Paramount
10Shutter Island$10,282-78%189-61$54$126,886,52012Paramount
11Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,867-78%221-44$45$88,196,76413Fox
12Greenberg$9,277-59%114-29$81$4,072,6748Focus
13Our Family Wedding$7,739-75%11921$65$20,004,4199Fox Searchlight
14The Tooth Fairy$7,479-81%160-26$47$59,721,05516Fox
15The Crazies$7,100-61%149-48$48$39,025,00011Overture
16Letters to God$5,100-78%112-87$46$2,752,0005Vivendi
17Brooklyn's Finest$3,800-62%113-33$34$27,126,00010Overture

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$48,000-45%48-1$1,000$5,156,0008Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$8,700-13%182$483$21,896,00065Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Joneses$5,927-64%68-55$87$1,354,0144Roadside Attractions
4The Runaways$5,036-51%65-57$77$3,492,7268Apparition
5Crazy Heart$3,634-65%75-43$48$39,397,06521Fox Searchlight
6Cop Out$3,500-68%91-50$38$44,833,00011Warner Bros.
7The Book of Eli$2,900-64%61-16$48$94,826,00017Warner Bros.
8The Square (2010)$2,264-68%17-7$133$220,0205Apparition
9Remember Me$2,073-64%76-42$27$19,059,0979Summit
10The Secret of Kells$1,914-76%22-15$87$431,65610GKIDS
11The Blind Side$600-78%25-21$24$255,945,00025Warner Bros.
12That Evening Sun$209-73%4--$52$277,73827Freestyle