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 Sat, Nov. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$38,226,254-38%4,125--$9,267$99,910,8041Warner Bros.
2Megamind$7,657,530106%3,779-170$2,026$104,676,0613Paramount / DreamWorks
3Unstoppable (2010)$5,869,33145%3,2092$1,829$38,788,6882Fox
4Due Date$3,844,13433%3,229-136$1,191$70,255,4673Warner Bros.
5The Next Three Days$2,739,08123%2,564--$1,068$4,960,8421Lionsgate
6Morning Glory (2010)$2,328,66845%2,54426$915$18,562,2042Paramount
7Skyline$1,528,03041%2,8833$530$16,821,3702Universal / Rogue
8Red (2010)$1,161,64863%2,034-844$571$82,982,3916Summit
9For Colored Girls$1,087,49067%1,216-911$894$33,878,1063Lionsgate
10Secretariat$439,71865%1,010-1009$435$56,113,3957Disney
11Paranormal Activity 2$427,09341%1,101-1302$388$83,366,8325Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$696,60883%386211$1,805$3,346,7463Summit
2The Social Network$447,02778%571-517$783$89,006,4478Sony / Columbia
3127 Hours$391,22151%10886$3,622$1,635,9583Fox Searchlight
4Saw 3D$376,64842%806-1170$467$45,082,8434Lionsgate
5Jackass 3D$327,42745%687-920$477$115,910,4236Paramount
6Life As We Know It$241,38441%558-681$433$51,507,3697Warner Bros.
7Guzaarish$210,74055%108--$1,951$346,4441UTV
8Despicable Me$129,970106%268-5$485$249,092,99020Universal
9Hereafter$126,97758%403-1288$315$32,107,6546Warner Bros.
10The Town$100,44273%165-210$609$90,931,31710Warner Bros.
11Alpha and Omega$91,194112%252129$362$24,741,48110Lionsgate
12Conviction$85,54485%190-303$450$6,393,6236Fox Searchlight
13Inception$68,90147%198-64$348$292,030,15719Warner Bros.
14Waiting for 'Superman'$48,82773%118-86$414$6,098,5219Paramount Vantage
15Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$47,50547%185-64$257$52,292,2649Fox
16Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$35,20367%138-102$255$54,447,1329Warner Bros.
17Easy A$29,79651%105-92$284$57,631,31710Sony / Screen Gems

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$58,60218%571$1,028$18,314,28136Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Nowhere Boy$16,48085%60-51$275$1,385,8817Weinstein Company
3Stone$14,91260%55-32$271$1,701,7407Relativity / Overture
4Under the Sea 3D$12,117-7%13-1$932$24,847,52193Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Let Me In$9,73554%85-58$115$12,108,6018Relativity / Overture
6It's Kind of a Funny Story$9,19645%46-21$200$6,344,2087Focus
7Cool It$4,82796%421$115$49,4922Roadside Attractions
8Catfish$3,96542%13-12$305$3,218,35310Universal / Rogue
9Jack Goes Boating$2,41156%18-16$134$520,89810Relativity / Overture
10Wild Target$2,35938%72$337$62,6854Freestyle
11The Tillman Story$91427%11-10$83$788,19914Weinstein Company
12Winter's Bone$44451%4-6$111$6,225,14624Roadside Attractions