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 Fri, May. 21 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$20,802,341--4,359--$4,772$20,802,3411Paramount / DreamWorks
2Iron Man 2$7,549,509149%4,177-213$1,807$232,214,3123Paramount
3Robin Hood$5,661,000138%3,5052$1,615$53,057,0002Universal
4Letters to Juliet$2,999,991172%2,9757$1,008$21,326,2322Summit
5MacGruber$1,569,000--2,551--$615$1,569,0001Universal / Rogue
6Just Wright$1,340,417184%1,8310$732$11,747,0572Fox Searchlight
7Date Night$923,472187%1,869-612$494$88,758,7867Fox
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$770,000113%2,125-950$362$58,417,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
9How to Train Your Dragon$477,21034%1,751-869$273$209,566,9179Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Back-up Plan$309,99450%1,079-1418$287$35,286,7715CBS Films
11Furry Vengeance$119,7715%1,369-1326$87$15,720,5374Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kites$346,947--208--$1,668$346,9471Reliance Big Cinema
2Babies$199,79058%395-148$506$4,576,9193Focus
3Death at a Funeral (2010)$152,83845%561-501$272$41,078,2956Sony / Screen Gems
4Oceans$128,237-15%524-449$245$18,301,7245Disneynature
5Alice in Wonderland (2010)$127,345193%4118$310$331,836,85412Disney
6City Island$101,795176%234-19$435$3,869,97710Anchor Bay
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$100,000-17%412-888$243$160,700,0008Warner Bros.
8Kick-Ass$80,06725%309-300$259$46,971,4056Lionsgate
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$73,261258%352-116$208$62,139,59410Fox
10The Last Song$71,84647%357-445$201$61,493,5748Disney
11Hot Tub Time Machine$68,00066%278-180$245$49,415,0009MGM
12Shutter Island$57,143113%256-54$223$127,380,34714Paramount
13The Bounty Hunter$48,814--170-123$287$65,158,97110Sony / Columbia
14Avatar$42,1980%167-112$253$748,675,35823Fox
15The Losers$38,000-28%185-516$205$22,993,0005Warner Bros.
16Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$23,634134%166-43$142$88,414,06315Fox
17Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$18,22826%133-148$137$59,758,1968Lionsgate
18The Tooth Fairy$14,003169%115-17$122$59,863,52718Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$115,00019%480$2,396$6,203,00010Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$43,83882%4714$933$321,1162Roadside Attractions
3Solitary Man$23,265--4--$5,816$23,2651Anchor Bay
4The Ghost Writer$19,13864%86-64$223$15,149,96214Summit
5Under the Sea 3D$19,000-17%180$1,056$22,082,00067Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Our Family Wedding$13,459142%84-19$160$20,128,39211Fox Searchlight
7Greenberg$11,03252%47-30$235$4,193,90310Focus
8The Secret of Kells$4,98177%23-3$217$477,98512GKIDS
9The Runaways$4,1869%30-19$140$3,546,82710Apparition
10The Square (2010)$3,772124%12-2$314$252,4447Apparition
11Racing Dreams$3,606--33--$109$3,6061Hanover House
12The Joneses$3,097-15%27-29$115$1,418,3936Roadside Attractions
13Crazy Heart$2,591-2%28-22$93$39,449,22323Fox Searchlight