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, Feb. 15 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$7,204,334-13%3,553--$2,028$15,443,4501Fox
2Safe Haven$7,126,659-19%3,223--$2,211$15,955,5771Relativity Media
3Identity Thief$6,519,99521%3,16524$2,060$53,807,7802Universal
4Escape From Planet Earth$3,701,254--3,288--$1,126$3,701,2541Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$2,603,8232%2,897-112$899$43,824,3543Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$2,297,514-10%2,950--$779$4,839,8311Warner Bros.
7Side Effects (2013)$1,680,01135%2,6050$645$14,500,8472Open Road
8Silver Linings Playbook$1,525,93724%2,202-607$693$93,900,40914Weinstein Company
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$872,300-3%2,103-1182$415$47,101,0954Paramount
10Mama$758,0805%1,648-1029$460$66,238,2555Universal
11Zero Dark Thirty$672,05667%1,527-1035$440$85,600,7249Sony / Columbia
12Django Unchained$363,49511%1,017-485$357$155,856,4788Weinstein Company
13Lincoln$358,63612%1,007-510$356$174,946,56315Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$487,45443%903-502$540$125,150,50619Warner Bros.
2Quartet$340,53653%33389$1,023$5,916,5536Weinstein Company
3Life of Pi$332,25124%647-277$514$109,634,15213Fox
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$217,06334%605-396$359$299,101,40810Warner Bros. / New Line
5Les Miserables (2012)$206,180-3%676-771$305$144,872,1608Universal
6Wreck-It Ralph$174,42457%506-251$345$184,908,28316Disney
7Parental Guidance$118,64951%603-616$197$74,782,5098Fox
8The Impossible$118,37335%422-317$281$17,145,0249Lionsgate / Summit
9Parker$115,570-5%705-1299$164$16,671,5944FilmDistrict
10Rise of The Guardians$89,872109%33863$266$101,049,44713Paramount / DreamWorks
11A Haunted House$75,092-13%340-573$221$39,322,8636Open Road
12Skyfall$72,688--262-108$277$303,703,68515Sony / Columbia
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$69,17169%25494$272$291,562,67714Lionsgate / Summit
14Bullet to the Head$61,438-33%470-1934$131$9,055,1173Warner Bros.
15Gangster Squad$53,493-17%210-732$255$45,198,0446Warner Bros.
16Jack Reacher$37,14738%175-132$212$79,243,1329Paramount
17This is 40$28,3907%167-111$170$67,361,8309Universal
18Stand Up Guys$28,060-55%119-551$236$3,083,1173Lionsgate / Roadside
19Broken City$23,8006%133-622$179$19,428,7125Fox
20Hotel Transylvania$18,750--144-47$130$148,210,21421Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$37,46729%40-260$937$2,854,4852Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$26,608-16%86-44$309$5,940,05611Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$19,04286%520$366$11,218,63644Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Guilt Trip$14,419-12%88-137$164$36,757,4989Paramount
5Texas Chainsaw 3D$13,931-18%96-89$145$34,242,9667Lionsgate
6Here Comes the Boom$13,338--96-48$139$45,233,81019Sony / Columbia
7Born to Be Wild 3D$11,86778%300$396$21,951,66398Warner Bros. / IMAX
8ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$11,47768%22-3$522$137,6312UTV Motion Pictures
9Anna Karenina (2012)$10,113-29%51-40$198$12,732,20214Focus
10Red Dawn (2012)$7,17629%56-49$128$44,774,09413FilmDistrict
11Movie 43$6,256-57%35-742$179$8,766,5704Relativity Media
12The Last Stand$6,0932%54-185$113$11,939,9035Lionsgate
13Race 2$3,353-38%11-52$305$1,552,5374UTV Motion Pictures
14Hitchcock$2,70297%14-22$193$5,937,16713Fox Searchlight
15The Sessions$2,501-16%16-2$156$5,944,71418Fox Searchlight
16A Late Quartet$2,29246%131$176$1,520,82816Entertainment One / RKO
17Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,277-17%23-58$99$13,094,05311FilmDistrict
18Lost in Thailand$2,073-40%350$59$49,3482WAMCR
19Taken 2$1,541-11%16-19$96$139,847,63820Fox
20The Package (2013)$559--1--$559$5591Anchor Bay Films