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 Sun, Jun. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$15,784,685-25%3,663--$4,309$55,665,8051Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$6,651,316-29%3,535--$1,882$25,669,4551Fox
3Shrek Forever After$4,720,417-28%3,868-518$1,220$210,022,5574Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$2,878,000-24%2,7025$1,065$36,401,0002Universal
5Killers$2,051,764-36%2,8590$718$30,261,6242Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,807,823-32%3,108-538$582$72,228,3023Disney
7Marmaduke$1,662,389-33%3,2130$517$22,285,5402Fox
8Sex and the City 2$1,470,000-30%2,750-695$535$84,659,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,242,505-36%2,305-702$539$299,282,3906Paramount
10Splice$830,000-29%2,4500$339$13,154,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$720,000-36%1,895-704$380$99,464,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$461,150-33%1,331-631$346$46,754,2425Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$125,575-52%430-228$292$96,266,71810Fox
2Clash of the Titans (2010)$97,000-27%333199$291$161,958,00011Warner Bros.
3How to Train Your Dragon$89,763-38%281-62$319$214,426,38112Paramount / DreamWorks
4Raajneeti$71,000-40%12413$573$1,287,0002UTV Communications
5City Island$70,395-47%159-18$443$5,655,54213Anchor Bay
6Just Wright$70,087-52%279-239$251$20,795,5715Fox Searchlight
7The Bounty Hunter$69,214-53%236-13$293$66,418,93113Sony / Columbia
8Babies$57,320-13%146-35$393$6,854,0166Focus
9Furry Vengeance$51,087-29%268143$191$16,821,9637Summit
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid$41,558-34%202-42$206$63,364,89613Fox
11Kick-Ass$34,685-16%17861$195$47,790,7599Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$18,629-39%112-41$166$36,917,5098CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$18,000-40%125-169$144$62,578,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$15,000-32%127-79$118$23,528,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$102,453-41%5331$1,933$871,0814Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$72,000-13%481$1,500$8,092,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$25,114-26%4--$6,279$84,7971Roadside Attractions
4Avatar$21,091-24%26-20$811$749,316,79926Fox
5Death at a Funeral (2010)$14,322-52%66-36$217$42,192,7479Sony / Screen Gems
6Princess Kaiulani$11,047-11%261$425$771,4995Roadside Attractions
7The Ghost Writer$9,343-49%63-84$148$15,523,16817Summit
8Under the Sea 3D$9,000-36%15-2$600$22,399,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Secret of Kells$6,772-1%20-4$339$599,12515GKIDS
10Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,762-39%43-38$157$88,718,74818Fox
11The Square (2010)$3,651-42%170$215$326,61510Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$1,270-37%4--$318$4,9581Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$1,029-42%81$129$1,442,5709Roadside Attractions