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 Tue, Jul. 5 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$13,437,461-25%4,0881388$3,287$194,088,8581Paramount / DreamWorks
2Cars 2$3,822,288-29%4,1150$929$126,382,5982Disney
3Bad Teacher$2,503,509-9%3,0490$821$65,211,0142Sony / Columbia
4Larry Crowne$1,486,500-50%2,973--$500$17,585,2951Universal
5Monte Carlo$1,324,25517%2,473--$535$9,912,5731Fox
6Super 8$1,106,531-31%3,088-336$358$111,176,6874Paramount
7Green Lantern (2011)$1,077,169-21%3,280-536$328$104,693,6293Warner Bros.
8Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,010,146-13%2,861-481$353$52,737,8083Fox
9Bridesmaids$590,325-17%1,389-642$425$154,319,2058Universal
10X-Men: First Class$464,823-30%1,602-1031$290$139,794,1785Fox
11The Hangover Part II$336,385-17%1,568-1187$215$248,987,6576Warner Bros.
12Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$335,107-24%1,473-771$227$234,512,0727Disney
13Kung Fu Panda 2$287,355-32%1,281-1246$224$157,568,7516Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$136,463-43%22813$599$7,947,0556Fox Searchlight
2Rio (2011)$94,423-1%308-36$307$140,669,50512Fox
3Thor$63,062-11%270-134$234$178,051,1629Paramount
4Beginners$60,746-57%10835$562$2,567,6825Focus
5Fast Five$52,850-10%302-156$175$208,415,40010Universal
6Water for Elephants$32,757-7%234-58$140$58,094,26811Fox
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$31,5477%221-670$143$13,997,8924Relativity Media
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$21,787-12%14094$156$53,057,68911Lionsgate
9Something Borrowed$21,1618%191-112$111$38,718,0469Warner Bros.
10Rango$16,125-15%117-39$138$123,223,31918Paramount
11The Lincoln Lawyer$12,743-38%138-51$92$57,819,45716Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 5 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$58,7382%470$1,250$8,316,04113Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Delhi Belly$58,693-51%89--$659$760,5171UTV Communications
3Hubble 3D$30,278-8%330$918$26,360,54568Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$8,41428%68-46$124$10,071,68410Weinstein Company
5Insidious$8,1181%70-4$116$53,628,38114FilmDistrict
6A Better Life$7,982-66%117$726$212,6642Summit
7Source Code$5,843-28%66-40$89$54,654,98614Summit
8Limitless$5,22615%55-30$95$79,240,69416Relativity Media
9Submarine$4,197-25%20-6$210$351,7875Weinstein Company
10Hanna$4,0679%34-25$120$40,251,57913Focus
11Jane Eyre (2011)$3,44318%26-25$132$11,216,60417Focus
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$2,7365%31-27$88$52,676,71515Fox
13Win Win$2,002-1%18-14$111$10,147,70916Fox Searchlight
14Everything Must Go$1,20945%19-14$64$2,650,5548Roadside Attractions
15The Conspirator$813-63%0----$11,504,51512Roadside Attractions
16The Art of Getting By$69667%7-300$99$1,426,9533Fox Searchlight
17Beautiful Boy$5006%40$125$69,9555Anchor Bay Films
18Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$415--1-3$415$216,12242Collective Eye
1935 and Ticking$270-53%21$135$79,7577Image Entertainment
20The Music Never Stopped$75-40%53$15$251,06916Roadside Attractions