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 Wed, Oct. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Social Network$1,231,517-11%2,7710$444$50,818,2942Sony / Columbia
2Life As We Know It$1,080,372-13%3,150--$343$18,531,2991Warner Bros.
3Secretariat$1,057,498-12%3,072--$344$16,842,0151Disney
4The Town$550,343-10%2,720-215$202$75,956,4634Warner Bros.
5Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$401,649-13%2,829-768$142$45,111,3833Fox
6My Soul to Take$386,125-21%2,572--$150$8,372,0601Universal / Rogue
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$365,460-14%3,225-350$113$41,337,4953Warner Bros.
8Easy A$275,755-11%2,847-127$97$49,375,1834Sony / Screen Gems
9Case 39$226,803-11%2,2121$103$10,482,4762Paramount Vantage
10Let Me In$218,634-13%2,04221$107$9,996,4692Relativity / Overture
11You Again$191,513-12%2,332-216$82$21,543,1453Disney
12Resident Evil: Afterlife$111,123-6%1,012-895$110$59,269,3185Sony / Screen Gems
13Devil$108,150-12%1,442-950$75$30,486,1054Universal
14Alpha and Omega$94,661-13%1,616-687$59$21,632,2084Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Oct. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1It's Kind of a Funny Story$165,485-6%742--$223$2,619,3541Focus
2Waiting for 'Superman'$78,96315%10369$767$1,685,1933Paramount Vantage
3Inception$44,102-4%403-222$109$289,350,07613Warner Bros.
4Catfish$41,4706%1437$290$2,380,8344Universal / Rogue
5Never Let Me Go$39,894-12%167124$239$1,292,0374Fox Searchlight
6Takers$25,232-14%412-361$61$56,877,9747Sony / Screen Gems
7Despicable Me$22,945-7%353-110$65$246,672,18014Universal
8The Expendables$12,017-7%225-185$53$102,777,4059Lionsgate
9Dinner for Schmucks$10,240-7%159-102$64$73,014,53111Paramount / DreamWorks
10The American$9,905-6%174-200$57$35,409,0686Focus
11Machete$9,578-3%167-147$57$26,421,6736Fox
12Nanny McPhee Returns$9,540-15%318-163$30$28,776,4558Universal
13Lottery Ticket$8,684-1%194-108$45$24,486,8168Warner Bros.
14Going the Distance (2010)$7,870-16%19675$40$17,775,0376Warner Bros. / New Line
15Vampires Suck$6,312-10%190-71$33$36,538,9748Fox
16Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$4,085-10%119-69$34$43,534,67611Warner Bros.
17Ramona and Beezus$4,0395%106-55$38$26,057,80712Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Oct. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$35,56612%602$593$16,561,44930Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Buried$26,204-14%9259$285$610,1473Lionsgate
3Under the Sea 3D$9,62033%180$534$24,440,04687Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Stone$8,234-17%6--$1,372$104,7981Relativity / Overture
5Jack Goes Boating$6,193-13%9011$69$393,9314Relativity / Overture
6Winter's Bone$4,28956%57-21$75$6,177,09018Roadside Attractions
7Nowhere Boy$4,104-7%4--$1,026$67,6931Weinstein Company
8Avatar$3,767-14%14-5$269$760,318,38243Fox
9The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$3,7281%83-58$45$300,489,84715Summit
10I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$3,59418%12--$300$44,2771Anchor Bay
11The Kids Are All Right$3,23829%31-33$104$20,783,57114Focus
12The Tillman Story$2,58711%24-3$108$675,1288Weinstein Company
13Piranha 3D$2,49014%54-41$46$24,958,8968Weinstein Company
14The Concert$1,22730%10-11$123$634,88712Weinstein Company
15Flipped$591-13%18-17$33$1,754,13610Warner Bros.
16The Disappearance of Alice Creed$231-26%2-1$116$165,03710Anchor Bay