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. 25 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oblivion (2013)$2,080,650-9%3,783--$550$47,287,5001Universal
242 (2013)$1,044,184-4%3,250247$321$58,354,3722Warner Bros.
3The Croods$428,312-1%3,435-254$125$156,424,7835Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The Place Beyond the Pines$398,871-11%1,5421028$259$13,524,8714Focus
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$361,639-3%3,175-360$114$112,776,1434Paramount
6Olympus Has Fallen$342,118-11%2,638-297$130$90,308,4725FilmDistrict
7Evil Dead$313,198-6%2,823-202$111$49,867,7583Sony / TriStar
8Scary Movie 5$276,841-2%3,4020$81$24,036,9362Weinstein / Dimension
9Jurassic Park 3D$267,950-8%2,330-448$115$39,690,3753Universal
10Oz: The Great and Powerful$172,248-3%2,045-459$84$224,448,1397Disney
11Tyler Perry's Temptation$143,946-3%1,405-400$102$49,534,3234Lionsgate
12The Host (2013)$74,234-1%1,356-816$55$25,487,0864Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Apr. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Call$66,829-12%977-653$68$50,403,6336Sony / TriStar
2Girl Rising$53,00256%170122$312$992,4577Gathr Films
3Filly Brown$51,140-11%188--$272$1,745,0911Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Silver Linings Playbook$45,199-8%867416$52$131,225,34223Weinstein Company
5The Lords of Salem$43,311-15%355--$122$855,2931Anchor Bay Films
6Trance$40,787-12%4435$92$2,006,7973Fox Searchlight
7Side Effects (2013)$30,568-16%645592$47$31,946,13311Open Road
8Admission$29,752-6%485-424$61$17,578,3015Focus
9Identity Thief$28,785-14%480-84$60$132,810,38011Universal
10The Sapphires$23,934-13%11421$210$1,236,1645Weinstein Company
11Quartet$22,72212%176-48$129$17,923,11415Weinstein Company
12Safe Haven$19,8612%32548$61$70,954,68810Relativity Media
13Life of Pi$15,145-2%193-24$78$124,586,21222Fox
14The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$13,809-6%265-9$52$22,398,5096Warner Bros. / New Line
15Jack the Giant Slayer$12,8386%255-76$50$63,313,1078Warner Bros. / New Line
16Warm Bodies$12,7904%240-39$53$66,166,78312Lionsgate / Summit
17Spring Breakers$11,532-19%122-304$95$13,889,7586A24
18A Good Day to Die Hard$8,307-5%170-40$49$67,187,37710Fox
19Escape From Planet Earth$8,171-37%240-36$34$54,888,54710Weinstein Company
20Snitch (2013)$6,286-4%161-54$39$42,138,8319Lionsgate / Summit
21Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$5,7065%112-42$51$55,703,47513Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Apr. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$11,95526%520$230$12,239,88453Warner Bros. / IMAX
2From Up on Poppy Hill$6,7883%48-1$141$745,9116GKIDS
3The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$6,43646%31--$208$470,9068Methinx Entertainment
421 And Over$5,102-3%50-57$102$25,526,9818Relativity Media
5Dark Skies$5,013-14%9166$55$17,316,0459Weinstein / Dimension
6Born to Be Wild 3D$4,53927%300$151$22,507,246107Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Camp (2013)$3,891-17%3211$122$245,6769Freestyle Releasing
8Django Unchained$3,6094%77-49$47$162,774,77217Weinstein Company
9Emperor$3,4332%64-32$54$3,288,0297Roadside Attractions
10Parental Guidance$3,2011%900$36$77,197,70217Fox
11Starbuck$2,81314%29-3$97$3,706,7675eOne Films US
12Un Flic (2013 re-issue)$2,157-6%1--$2,157$18,4921Rialto Pictures
13Not Today$1,68218%20-21$84$144,8862Freestyle Releasing
14Argo$1,375-14%43-129$32$136,025,50328Warner Bros.
15Stoker$1,161-29%28-2$41$1,696,4458Fox Searchlight
16The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$80364%51-4$16$303,003,56819Warner Bros. / New Line
17Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$75673%2-11$378$126,4053CodeBlack Films
18Pawn$21455%1--$214$2,7921Anchor Bay Films
19Settai$108-50%2-13$54$85,4333UTV Motion Pictures
20Kai Po Che$20--21$10$1,121,9939UTV Motion Pictures