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 Thu, Apr. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$1,893,743-3%2,015--$940$42,868,0581Sony / Screen Gems
2The Lucky One (2012)$1,403,4873%3,155--$445$28,601,6961Warner Bros.
3The Hunger Games$1,041,59510%3,752-164$278$361,204,7505Lionsgate
4Chimpanzee$756,60710%1,563--$484$13,692,9321Disneynature
5The Cabin in the Woods$669,7302%2,8110$238$30,163,8402Lionsgate
6American Reunion$468,6003%3,033-170$155$50,563,8353Universal
721 Jump Street$427,5118%2,427-308$176$128,937,5186Sony / Columbia
8The Three Stooges$425,80310%3,4825$122$31,740,5442Fox
9Titanic 3D$375,10413%2,515-182$149$54,367,1423Paramount
10Wrath of the Titans$321,2758%2,502-600$128$78,543,8114Warner Bros.
11Mirror Mirror$289,7579%2,938-268$99$56,637,4224Relativity Media
12Lockout$266,792-1%2,33527$114$12,389,5302Open Road
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$110,12516%1,583-529$70$207,587,6808Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Apr. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$76,16912%44611$171$7,350,3287CBS Films
2Bully (2012)$68,704-1%263105$261$1,796,4794Weinstein Company
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$33,28910%444-58$75$101,371,20511Warner Bros. / New Line
4Safe House$20,9508%301-70$70$125,689,82511Universal
5This Means War$17,4066%29310$59$54,176,48310Fox
6Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$17,19510%1064$162$1,001,1242Code Black Entertainment
7Act of Valor$17,09945%229-123$75$69,526,2929Relativity Media
8Project X (2012)$15,583-2%258113$60$54,558,8398Warner Bros.
9Blue Like Jazz$14,21637%126-10$113$514,5792Roadside Attractions
10Jeff Who Lives at Home$12,607-1%122-61$103$4,080,8606Paramount Vantage
11The Iron Lady$12,5462%102-44$123$30,004,92317Weinstein Company
12Chronicle$8,6802%137-28$63$64,340,70712Fox
13A Thousand Words$5,04730%168-109$30$17,955,0527Paramount
14Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$4,90111%135-18$36$132,941,87619Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Apr. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$50,72327%50--$1,014$435,0011Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Born to Be Wild 3D$26,5767%32-8$831$18,417,98555Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Friends With Kids$8,4979%83-30$102$7,123,3717Roadside Attractions
4The Artist$7,0747%86-35$82$44,181,67522Weinstein Company
5Touchback$4,27220%6919$62$156,9232Anchor Bay Films
6The Woman in Black$3,6329%90-32$40$54,293,72112CBS Films
7Casa de mi Padre$3,526-16%58-63$61$5,790,7796Lionsgate / Pantelion
8We Bought a Zoo$3,162-4%66-17$48$75,560,75918Fox
9Silent House (2012)$2,66032%590$45$12,738,5737Open Road
10Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$2,53221%32-1$79$43,411,30411Fox
11Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$2,39228%81-44$30$34,861,8689Lionsgate
12Albert Nobbs$1,871309%153$125$3,002,14613Roadside Attractions
13Red Tails$1,77815%39-4$46$49,832,55414Fox
14Coriolanus$1,42925%14-4$102$691,45514Weinstein Company
15W.E.$1,2750%15-2$85$569,78412Weinstein Company
16Undefeated$901-1%170$53$508,31610Weinstein Company