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, Dec. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Little Fockers$4,950,120-30%3,536--$1,400$19,200,2551Universal
2True Grit (2010)$4,750,340-16%3,047--$1,559$15,960,9591Paramount
3TRON: Legacy$3,969,993-35%3,4510$1,150$72,192,1982Disney
4The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$2,159,060-27%3,532-23$611$55,278,0473Fox
5Yogi Bear$2,129,532-36%3,5150$606$30,144,3712Warner Bros.
6Tangled$1,722,293-35%2,582-619$667$138,989,8005Disney
7The Fighter$1,269,916-20%2,5118$506$20,349,5143Paramount
8Black Swan$1,055,312-41%1,457498$724$23,489,3864Fox Searchlight
9The Tourist$868,146-25%2,7560$315$36,346,5903Sony / Columbia
10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$709,399-36%1,732-1128$410$270,527,6866Warner Bros.
11How Do You Know$521,029-39%2,4830$210$11,973,6512Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$303,8231%700657$434$4,149,2065Weinstein Company
2Tees Maar Khan$180,73062%108--$1,673$382,0991UTV Communications
3Megamind$109,805-33%764-261$144$142,439,3048Paramount / DreamWorks
4Unstoppable (2010)$83,222-20%526-1348$158$78,265,1867Fox
5Burlesque$78,922-30%501-1009$158$36,479,3295Sony / Screen Gems
6Due Date$64,375-14%404-753$159$98,006,7138Warner Bros.
7The Social Network$59,252-5%25830$230$92,117,26413Sony / Columbia
8127 Hours$41,617-34%145-162$287$9,713,5178Fox Searchlight
9Red (2010)$36,401-48%330-109$110$88,730,12111Summit
10Love and Other Drugs$34,614-34%241-852$144$30,773,9675Fox
11Fair Game (2010)$27,404-19%161-107$170$8,804,2408Summit
12Despicable Me$26,055-49%193-40$135$250,715,41525Universal
13Life As We Know It$15,300-46%248173$62$52,361,27812Warner Bros.
14Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$11,067-52%158-52$70$55,310,06514Warner Bros.
15Faster (2010)$9,693-40%123-537$79$22,676,7495CBS Films
16Jackass 3D$6,201-56%13787$45$116,917,15711Paramount
17Hereafter$4,406-52%128-104$34$32,624,08611Warner Bros.
18The Next Three Days$4,322-51%111-250$39$21,033,2436Lionsgate
19Morning Glory (2010)$4,299-64%126-137$34$30,640,5667Paramount
20Paranormal Activity 2$4,225-68%145-29$29$84,502,12410Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Somewhere (2010)$28,331--7--$4,047$82,2421Focus
2Hubble 3D$26,665-40%47-9$567$19,551,45841Warner Bros. / IMAX
3I Love You Phillip Morris$19,962-1%38-11$525$626,9764Roadside Attractions
4Rabbit Hole$8,99050%3429$264$89,8292Lionsgate
5The Tempest$8,3812%14--$599$169,4063Disney
6Country Strong$4,968-17%2--$2,484$18,3811Sony / Screen Gems
7Under the Sea 3D$2,952-71%121$246$25,128,90298Warner Bros. / IMAX
8The Warrior's Way$2,926-7%34-183$86$5,545,8354Relativity Media
9The Town$2,715-57%62-82$44$92,110,50015Warner Bros.
10Inception$2,520-29%28-34$90$292,531,11224Warner Bros.
11For Colored Girls$1,870-35%39-40$48$37,645,2068Lionsgate
12My Dog Tulip$970--2--$485$144,86917New Yorker Films
13Summer Wars$531--1--$531$5311GKIDS
14Winter's Bone$412-70%51$82$6,240,86429Roadside Attractions
15Hemingway's Garden of Eden$137--1-4$137$22,0833Roadside Attractions
16Cool It$11--20$6$62,7137Roadside Attractions