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 Fri, Jun. 22 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$24,635,336--4,164--$5,916$24,635,3361Disney
2Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$6,251,342--3,108--$2,011$6,251,3421Fox
3Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$6,181,37639%3,920-343$1,577$143,555,0983Paramount / DreamWorks
4Prometheus$2,900,30751%2,862-580$1,013$101,446,9873Fox
5Rock of Ages$2,519,10080%3,4700$726$23,282,3442Warner Bros. / New Line
6Snow White and the Huntsman$2,495,74553%2,919-782$855$131,538,4654Universal
7That's My Boy$2,459,51087%3,0300$812$22,739,8932Sony / Columbia
8Marvel's The Avengers$2,212,406110%2,230-352$992$593,460,1878Disney
9Men in Black 3$1,746,25245%2,462-673$709$159,485,2035Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$1,277,527--1,625--$786$1,277,5271Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,006,546197%395217$2,548$9,225,9445Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$454,18213%741-443$613$37,209,5218Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$184,44926%414-179$446$402,524,17114Lionsgate
4Battleship$152,22524%483-459$315$62,823,0256Universal
5Safety Not Guaranteed$135,029246%12982$1,047$736,4523FilmDistrict
6What to Expect When You're Expecting$120,850-35%411-805$294$39,554,5016Lionsgate
7The Dictator$120,371-19%316-803$381$58,444,4596Paramount
8Dark Shadows$82,055-3%302-378$272$75,574,7157Warner Bros.
9Think Like a Man$76,488--23830$321$90,860,44010Sony / Screen Gems
10Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$66,69023%234-43$285$212,762,04017Universal
11For Greater Glory$58,346-21%160-220$365$4,894,4324ARC Entertainment
12Mirror Mirror$51,35719%222-56$231$64,144,10713Relativity Media
1321 Jump Street$45,955--160-60$287$138,161,80915Sony / Columbia
14Chernobyl Diaries$42,80272%240-15$178$17,790,5645Warner Bros.
15The Cabin in the Woods$42,23935%196-28$216$41,205,38911Lionsgate
16The Lucky One (2012)$41,17516%202-148$204$60,073,86510Warner Bros.
17The Three Stooges$34,45829%154-47$224$43,577,34411Fox
18The Raven$20,424638%133104$154$15,869,0149Relativity Media
19The Pirates! Band of Misfits$19,681--115-34$171$29,217,9339Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Intouchables$88,91584%74-3$1,202$1,835,7235Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$71,1602%521$1,368$3,932,48110Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$19,41529%85-23$228$103,771,39020Warner Bros. / New Line
4Born to Be Wild 3D$17,5545%330$532$19,561,01664Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Lola Versus$13,41215%50-2$268$170,2043Fox Searchlight
6Wrath of the Titans$12,57016%70-35$180$83,607,45013Warner Bros.
7Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$10,821-34%16-141$676$239,9892Indomina Media
8Crooked Arrows$3,039-79%25-72$122$1,781,7326Branded/Peck Films
9Rowdy Rathore$2,4847%9-23$276$760,9944UTV Communications