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, Jun. 7 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 7 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$13,463,27832%3,9480$3,410$117,500,1162Disney
2The Fault in Our Stars$12,680,655-51%3,173--$3,996$38,742,7011Fox
3Edge of Tomorrow$10,474,234-1%3,490--$3,001$21,079,3991Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$6,176,54037%3,639-362$1,697$185,087,8233Fox
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$2,908,68529%3,1602$920$28,159,4452Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$2,509,13141%3,110-391$807$183,383,5654Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$2,180,55032%2,674-265$815$136,426,8805Universal
8Blended$1,699,36533%2,928-627$580$35,440,6293Warner Bros.
9Chef$1,105,29453%1,298674$852$9,587,2215Open Road
10Million Dollar Arm$853,30238%1,643-686$519$30,994,7274Disney
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$814,65448%1,481-671$550$195,752,1616Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 7 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$322,48246%476-49$677$7,357,7736Fox Searchlight
2Rio 2$301,66934%702-281$430$125,436,9489Fox
3The Other Woman (2014)$205,70331%489-625$421$82,088,1387Fox
4Holiday (2014)$157,00242%144--$1,090$267,5841Reliance Entertainment
5Heaven is for Real$156,45339%446-276$351$88,682,0218Sony / TriStar
6The Grand Seduction$117,72636%10713$1,100$741,8352eOne Films US
7The LEGO Movie$117,02835%274-28$427$255,793,91318Warner Bros.
8The Grand Budapest Hotel$107,02858%185-64$579$57,709,42214Fox Searchlight
9Divergent$103,07432%298-75$346$148,992,56912Lionsgate / Summit
10The Immigrant$82,69359%145-5$570$1,364,2254Weinstein Company
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$71,79141%224-30$320$110,284,63414Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12God's Not Dead$65,06632%20045$325$59,986,90012Freestyle / Pure Flix
13Moms' Night Out$58,96112%292-91$202$9,870,1025Sony / TriStar
14Noah$37,55957%136-46$276$101,011,75411Paramount
15The Railway Man$20,71533%177-319$117$4,215,1099Weinstein Company
16Draft Day$16,61815%113-60$147$28,774,3159Lionsgate / Summit
17Transcendence$9,91528%105-23$94$22,974,7678Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 7 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Words and Pictures$124,82656%9885$1,274$458,7873Roadside Attractions
2Fed Up$35,88154%88-16$408$1,184,5165RADiUS-TWC
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$35,099-26%390$900$2,618,14910Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Brick Mansions$29,70838%9954$300$20,094,2437Relativity Media
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$15,04838%84-96$179$8,268,2375Clarius Entertainment
6Filmistaan$14,56753%24--$607$24,0721UTV Motion Pictures
7A Haunted House 2$10,47152%44-30$238$17,305,8998Open Road
8Oculus$9,17154%47-36$195$27,640,2729Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$5,04239%16-26$315$284,5095Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$95036%3-3$317$252,9607RADiUS-TWC
11The Unknown Known$475271%32$158$270,50910RADiUS-TWC
12Heropanti$7032%3-8$23$62,1573UTV Motion Pictures
13Godzilla: The Japanese Original$53-60%2-2$27$136,0068Rialto Pictures