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 Sat, May. 4 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$62,273,218-10%4,253--$14,642$131,131,7731Disney
2Pain and Gain$3,095,33632%3,28710$942$31,766,8612Paramount
342 (2013)$2,747,80354%3,345-60$821$76,654,8504Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$2,503,90046%3,430-362$730$74,390,8003Universal
5The Croods$2,003,227106%2,915-368$687$167,493,4267Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6The Big Wedding$1,697,41440%2,6330$645$13,247,9042Lionsgate
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$1,036,03643%1,160-450$893$228,506,0669Disney
8Scary Movie 5$670,38043%1,857-876$361$29,306,4194Weinstein / Dimension
9G.I. Joe: Retaliation$577,82361%1,804-903$320$118,419,8986Paramount
10The Place Beyond the Pines$552,94245%1,162-422$476$18,330,1526Focus
11Olympus Has Fallen$531,33754%1,632-702$326$95,057,1437FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$946,69449%576213$1,644$4,589,9652Roadside Attractions
2Jurassic Park 3D$387,10061%980-868$395$43,487,1805Universal
3Evil Dead$270,39135%959-1227$282$53,056,0565Sony / TriStar
4Tyler Perry's Temptation$191,20464%504-438$379$51,261,6676Lionsgate
5Jack the Giant Slayer$131,90372%335-30$394$64,064,53010Warner Bros. / New Line
6Identity Thief$96,01060%300-125$320$133,406,40013Universal
7Silver Linings Playbook$87,76442%468107$188$131,654,33225Weinstein Company
8The Sapphires$70,66889%123-3$575$1,597,6397Weinstein Company
9The Host (2013)$69,46140%290-321$240$26,111,1736Open Road
10Filly Brown$60,88135%204-55$298$2,540,5553Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Snitch (2013)$59,53364%215-37$277$42,484,17311Lionsgate / Summit
12Escape From Planet Earth$54,89654%257-26$214$55,177,25212Weinstein Company
13The Call$42,01748%200-313$210$50,912,1948Sony / TriStar
14Safe Haven$34,69543%169-90$205$71,193,46012Relativity Media
15Side Effects (2013)$28,77543%16557$174$32,068,77613Open Road
16Warm Bodies$27,25853%140-50$195$66,344,70914Lionsgate / Summit
17Admission$17,95037%113-166$159$17,775,2547Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 4 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$34,13084%1412$2,438$85,9022Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$27,69678%99-32$280$124,742,13824Fox
3Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$26,41842%20--$1,321$45,0251Lionsgate / Pantelion
4A Good Day to Die Hard$20,46958%72-50$284$67,285,98312Fox
5Quartet$19,90469%86-44$231$18,084,22917Weinstein Company
6Trance$19,15150%86-71$223$2,207,4365Fox Searchlight
7Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$15,45128%4--$3,863$27,4791eOne Films US
8The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$14,86861%82-103$181$22,517,5008Warner Bros. / New Line
9From Up on Poppy Hill$12,92043%39-5$331$842,6748GKIDS
10To the Arctic 3D$12,779-32%520$246$12,359,20155Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Spring Breakers$10,40821%43-29$242$13,993,3288A24
1221 And Over$9,79823%82-54$119$25,643,29910Relativity Media
13The Lords of Salem$9,17022%50-230$183$1,136,0373Anchor Bay Films
14Starbuck$9,00957%281$322$3,751,5627eOne Films US
15Born to Be Wild 3D$7,964-10%300$265$22,568,039109Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Parental Guidance$7,102130%42-19$169$77,237,55719Fox
17Dark Skies$5,90259%29-34$204$17,362,79411Weinstein / Dimension
18The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$5,54532%10-15$555$533,28310Methinx Entertainment
19Emperor$3,68835%20-6$184$3,307,3659Roadside Attractions
20Camp (2013)$2,183-25%12-16$182$309,24111Freestyle Releasing
21Django Unchained$2,11353%12-26$176$162,799,54019Weinstein Company
22Not Today$1,199-25%30$400$151,7954Freestyle Releasing
23Girl Rising$570-56%39-33$15$1,095,6579Gathr Films