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, Apr. 23 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$9,881,250-8%3,84215$2,572$75,049,5872Fox
2Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$9,100,379-13%2,288--$3,977$19,557,8361Lionsgate
3Water for Elephants$6,491,600-6%2,817--$2,304$13,416,0871Fox
4HOP$4,664,640-3%3,6168$1,290$97,494,8254Universal
5Scream 4$2,740,521-1%3,3149$827$29,514,8742Weinstein Company
6Hanna$2,090,59113%2,384-161$877$30,381,3063Focus
7Source Code$2,073,56814%2,363-194$878$43,501,4224Summit
8Insidious$2,073,215-1%2,130-103$973$42,970,4054FilmDistrict
9Soul Surfer$2,036,642-13%2,24026$909$27,447,2603Sony / TriStar
10African Cats$1,704,857-49%1,220--$1,397$5,031,9101Disneynature
11Arthur (2011)$1,564,642-1%2,770-506$565$28,296,9453Warner Bros.
12Limitless$1,061,61511%1,363-522$779$73,356,1286Relativity Media
13The Lincoln Lawyer$740,86526%1,220-482$607$52,922,3396Lionsgate
14Your Highness$660,0658%1,610-1162$410$19,329,8203Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conspirator$961,26434%849142$1,132$6,382,5412Roadside Attractions
2Win Win$526,92357%3884$1,358$6,384,6776Fox Searchlight
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$349,447-20%928-921$377$50,142,5285Fox
4Jane Eyre (2011)$321,80929%31945$1,009$7,691,7467Focus
5Born to Be Wild 3D$238,626-6%2081$1,147$2,914,9153Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Rango$148,7483%557-419$267$119,429,6878Paramount
7Dum Maaro Dum$125,60110%101--$1,244$240,0501Fox Searchlight
8Sucker Punch$107,4839%244-311$441$35,810,1715Warner Bros.
9The Adjustment Bureau$101,25510%263-85$385$61,079,8558Universal
10Paul$93,1006%245-291$380$36,492,1456Universal
11The King's Speech$83,72018%234-81$358$138,281,43122Weinstein Company
12Just Go With It$78,9098%265-61$298$102,556,31711Sony / Columbia
13Battle: Los Angeles$78,8728%220-334$359$82,597,5727Sony / Columbia
14Red Riding Hood$73,7208%30860$239$37,140,8537Warner Bros.
15Hall Pass$54,26110%202-131$269$44,840,7199Warner Bros. / New Line
16Unknown (2011)$36,43610%162-113$225$63,533,92010Warner Bros.
17Beastly$33,517-3%13727$245$27,576,3298CBS Films
18Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$26,5741%166131$160$72,835,16011Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$53,380-15%320$1,668$24,177,97658Warner Bros. / IMAX
2No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$43,11950%89-100$484$1,159,9953Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$31,0794%92-36$338$37,719,96210Fox
4True Grit (2010)$20,38315%80-97$255$171,020,46718Paramount
5Kill the Irishman$14,47917%23-16$630$996,5577Anchor Bay Films
6Cedar Rapids$10,89331%36-11$303$6,768,15911Fox Searchlight
7Thank You$10,03931%20-51$502$442,8003UTV Communications
8Miral$8,37435%20-6$419$339,6765Weinstein Company
9Biutiful$5,61522%21-11$267$5,036,14817Roadside Attractions
10The Company Men$3,85936%15-5$257$4,400,26014Weinstein Company
11Black Swan$2,123-9%20-29$106$106,947,04021Fox Searchlight
12Zokkomon$1,041-6%24--$43$2,1441UTV Communications
13The Music Never Stopped$93683%6-7$156$232,7736Roadside Attractions
14Meet Monica Velour$40614%1-3$406$18,2423Anchor Bay Films
15happythankyoumoreplease$197-9%2-2$99$215,4058Anchor Bay Films