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 Sun, Feb. 12 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Safe House$10,245,915-37%3,119--$3,285$40,172,7201Universal
2The Vow$9,235,565-45%2,958--$3,122$41,202,4581Sony / Screen Gems
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$8,181,685-35%3,470--$2,358$27,335,3631Warner Bros. / New Line
4Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$5,354,711-37%2,655--$2,017$22,469,9321Fox
5Chronicle$3,054,593-44%2,9081$1,050$39,959,8562Fox
6The Woman in Black$2,133,396-53%2,8561$747$35,258,1452CBS Films
7The Grey$1,362,318-41%2,801-406$486$42,787,8843Open Road
8Big Miracle$1,162,485-37%2,1334$545$13,281,9852Universal
9The Descendants$926,342-43%1,581-457$586$70,671,28913Fox Searchlight
10Underworld Awakening$718,040-34%1,657-979$433$58,914,5254Sony / Screen Gems
11Red Tails$661,307-41%1,580-767$419$45,080,7724Fox
12One For the Money$603,569-41%2,056-681$294$23,679,6583Lionsgate
13Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$403,834-41%1,375-1130$294$29,406,9008Warner Bros.
14Contraband$324,275-43%1,081-966$300$64,642,8255Universal
15Man on a Ledge$310,723-47%1,423-1575$218$17,471,4323Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$637,706-39%808-197$789$24,002,03812Weinstein Company
2Hugo$578,448-30%702-328$824$64,442,02412Paramount
3The Iron Lady$329,416-38%512-509$643$22,797,2647Weinstein Company
4Beauty and the Beast 3D$317,994-19%678-1041$469$46,463,3065Disney
5Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$178,946-48%469-608$382$206,514,7689Paramount
6Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$172,554-35%502-316$344$129,054,8919Fox
7Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$161,872-42%111--$1,458$637,1001UTV Communications
8Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$147,284-44%232-70$635$21,995,07810Focus
9War Horse$140,263-29%502-661$279$78,200,1678Disney / DreamWorks
10The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$137,795-41%269-399$512$100,814,0958Sony / Columbia
11Joyful Noise$131,297-42%686-664$191$29,890,1295Warner Bros.
12The Adventures of Tintin$113,747-27%257-229$443$75,871,4868Paramount
13We Bought a Zoo$99,634-42%420-334$237$73,246,5998Fox
14Albert Nobbs$81,675-33%151-94$541$2,034,3983Roadside Attractions
15Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$72,479-55%265-592$274$184,573,2009Warner Bros.
16Puss in Boots (2011)$69,709-33%209-44$334$148,741,02016Paramount / DreamWorks
17Happy Feet Two$61,256-31%202-53$303$63,675,13113Warner Bros.
18My Week with Marilyn$55,614-43%125-46$445$13,344,06812Weinstein Company
19Haywire$53,810-42%263-988$205$18,579,4514Relativity Media
20Jack and Jill$48,701-37%187-35$260$73,837,88614Sony / Columbia
21The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$40,974-45%230-66$178$281,158,17213Lionsgate / Summit
22New Year's Eve$15,620-43%155-67$101$54,493,44210Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$32,842-24%44-1$746$16,157,02345Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Shame$24,327-34%52-12$468$3,606,89711Fox Searchlight
3W.E.$18,528-27%1713$1,090$123,7932Weinstein Company
4The Sitter$17,443-30%99-27$176$30,411,95010Fox
5Coriolanus$8,974-39%11-3$816$267,9474Weinstein Company
6The Devil Inside$8,530-47%95-208$90$53,149,7766Paramount
7Pariah (2011)$6,547-38%13-6$504$657,4377Focus
8Immortals$6,261-25%33-29$190$83,488,54614Relativity Media
9Chico & Rita$6,168-32%1--$6,168$20,6541GKIDS
10J. Edgar$3,966-30%42-93$94$37,293,47814Warner Bros.
11In the Land of Blood and Honey$3,747-18%103$375$272,3768FilmDistrict
12Young Adult$2,964-56%35-23$85$16,257,51210Paramount
13The Darkest Hour$2,029-31%18-21$113$21,217,4898Summit
14Vettai$1,126-26%2-2$563$198,1925UTV Communications
15Margin Call$210-46%20$105$5,353,58617Roadside Attractions