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, Feb. 12 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 12 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Go With It$13,293,88441%3,548--$3,747$22,753,5781Sony / Columbia
2Gnomeo and Juliet$11,622,56889%2,994--$3,882$17,785,1121Disney
3Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$10,742,183-13%3,105--$3,460$23,849,1161Paramount
4The Roommate$3,848,64748%2,5340$1,519$24,099,5532Sony / Screen Gems
5The Eagle$3,605,73628%2,296--$1,570$6,418,3101Focus
6The King's Speech$3,377,84483%2,263-321$1,493$91,669,11112Weinstein Company
7No Strings Attached$2,625,21856%2,756-294$953$58,532,7964Paramount
8Sanctum$2,593,77082%2,7892$930$16,389,5652Universal
9True Grit (2010)$1,827,00491%2,072-830$882$160,254,1508Paramount
10The Green Hornet$1,765,36999%2,090-943$845$91,384,3895Sony / Columbia
11The Rite$1,494,86369%2,207-778$677$27,983,4723Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Mechanic$1,415,88269%1,886-818$751$24,469,4693CBS Films
13The Fighter$1,047,80894%1,049-613$999$85,054,78610Paramount
14Black Swan$982,47775%1,069-908$919$98,759,36311Fox Searchlight
15The Dilemma$503,01080%1,242-1303$405$47,387,1405Universal
16Yogi Bear$364,587151%1,111-696$328$96,358,1009Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 12 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$399,117152%784-585$509$193,048,26112Disney
2TRON: Legacy$264,151104%364-676$726$169,592,8169Disney
3Blue Valentine (2010)$261,07564%393-57$664$8,046,2787Weinstein Company
4Biutiful$254,04372%19112$1,330$2,084,7297Roadside Attractions
5127 Hours$248,21664%359-540$691$16,686,36815Fox Searchlight
6The Company Men$242,53574%27746$876$2,896,2074Weinstein Company
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$213,25292%40944$521$293,214,43413Warner Bros.
8Little Fockers$165,36586%424-931$390$147,142,3308Universal
9Megamind$160,255129%252-38$636$147,785,13015Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$137,190102%293-221$468$102,898,68210Fox
11From Prada to Nada$127,72667%252-9$507$2,480,9713Lionsgate / Pantelion
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$100,838100%308-187$327$41,852,5058Fox
13Country Strong$74,35453%328-620$227$20,174,4008Sony / Screen Gems
14The Social Network$65,37088%178-116$367$96,584,51420Sony / Columbia
15Unstoppable (2010)$51,99478%147-55$354$81,327,75314Fox
16Season of the Witch$43,06077%176-316$245$24,418,2266Relativity Media
17Rabbit Hole$38,30069%112-19$342$1,850,6989Lionsgate
18The Tourist$38,23757%100-131$382$66,982,88810Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 12 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cedar Rapids$139,19779%15--$9,280$216,9861Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$62,92872%480$1,311$21,403,10948Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Way Back$17,98281%37-108$486$2,626,7384Newmarket Films
4Somewhere (2010)$15,69463%32-14$490$1,657,9718Focus
5Fair Game (2010)$10,89451%78-71$140$9,521,39115Summit
6Winter's Bone$9,276105%26-8$357$6,389,55336Roadside Attractions
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$5,024-4%1--$5,024$10,2741Phase 4 Films
8I Love You Phillip Morris$4,01040%23-16$174$1,933,69811Roadside Attractions
9Waiting for Forever$2,93014%1411$209$19,0972Freestyle
10Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$1,02573%5-37$205$576,2674UTV Communications