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, Jun. 17 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$10,675,972-20%4,2635$2,504$119,006,0062Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prometheus$7,163,388-8%3,44246$2,081$89,370,3012Fox
3That's My Boy$4,200,939-11%3,030--$1,386$13,453,7141Sony / Columbia
4Snow White and the Huntsman$3,904,555-26%3,701-76$1,055$122,062,6703Universal
5Rock of Ages$3,674,410-33%3,470--$1,059$14,437,2691Warner Bros. / New Line
6Men in Black 3$3,503,220-8%3,135-657$1,117$152,726,5584Sony / Columbia
7Marvel's The Avengers$3,406,3273%2,582-547$1,319$586,794,3717Disney
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$693,212-28%1,184-114$585$35,216,7137Fox Searchlight
9The Dictator$309,244-32%1,119-532$276$57,677,7175Paramount
10What to Expect When You're Expecting$271,529-47%1,216-871$223$38,639,3825Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$704,374-24%17882$3,957$6,839,4624Focus
2Battleship$433,320-10%942-1012$460$62,151,8205Universal
3The Hunger Games$266,935-21%593-158$450$401,766,45213Lionsgate
4For Greater Glory$232,06624%380-262$611$4,542,5583ARC Entertainment
5Dark Shadows$179,751-29%680-870$264$75,156,0166Warner Bros.
6Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$69,250-33%277-13$250$212,490,25016Universal
7The Three Stooges$61,980-22%201-44$308$43,442,67710Fox
8Mirror Mirror$61,526-35%278-25$221$63,915,26412Relativity Media
921 Jump Street$54,249-30%220-38$247$137,982,55014Sony / Columbia
10The Cabin in the Woods$53,075-21%224111$237$41,507,32710Lionsgate
11The Lucky One (2012)$52,571-36%350-52$150$59,890,5749Warner Bros.
12Think Like a Man$50,687-41%208-79$244$90,677,9649Sony / Screen Gems
13Chernobyl Diaries$46,100-38%255-925$181$17,637,7064Warner Bros.
14Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$41,696-25%157--$266$150,3371Indomina Media
15The Pirates! Band of Misfits$30,896-11%149-168$207$29,140,9538Sony / Columbia
16Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$26,320-2%108-18$244$103,692,73519Warner Bros. / New Line
17Wrath of the Titans$26,169-11%105-45$249$83,550,28412Warner Bros.
18The Five-Year Engagement$21,050-49%168-7$125$28,644,7708Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 17 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$110,446-29%770$1,434$1,552,6454Weinstein Company
2Safety Not Guaranteed$92,516-25%4738$1,968$439,9992FilmDistrict
3To the Arctic 3D$56,543-13%510$1,109$3,611,2779Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Crooked Arrows$19,813-1%97-181$204$1,731,0145Branded/Peck Films
5Lola Versus$18,726-25%5248$360$107,9912Fox Searchlight
6Born to Be Wild 3D$16,698-12%330$506$19,480,18363Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Safe (2012)$11,535-21%76-35$152$17,120,0198Lionsgate
8Rowdy Rathore$11,533-30%32-68$360$744,1643UTV Communications
9Girl in Progress$5,594-28%41-16$136$2,594,8786Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Raven$3,299-30%29-5$114$15,839,9928Relativity Media
11The Artist$2,286-19%21-15$109$44,667,09530Weinstein Company
12Sound of My Voice$1,442-51%13-11$111$398,7298Fox Searchlight
13Piranha 3DD$1,210-93%11-67$110$370,9043Weinstein Company
14Bully (2012)$853-19%14-17$61$3,483,79512Weinstein Company