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 Tue, Jun. 24 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$4,465,57623%3,3060$1,351$118,015,1512Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$4,336,15539%4,26815$1,016$102,055,4562Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Think Like a Man Too$2,559,9023%2,225--$1,151$34,277,1131Sony / Screen Gems
4Maleficent$2,315,41532%3,450-173$671$189,943,5934Disney
5Jersey Boys$1,933,40931%2,905--$666$16,725,2781Warner Bros.
6The Fault in Our Stars$1,759,09423%3,34067$527$101,885,0973Fox
7Edge of Tomorrow$1,572,01031%3,212-293$489$76,765,9723Warner Bros.
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,043,23932%2,681-361$389$218,579,8915Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$330,23826%1,365-723$242$195,576,7366Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$255,69021%1,417-996$180$40,769,9854Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$221,60526%1,033-863$215$146,114,1457Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$260,20823%961-141$271$17,277,0917Open Road
2Blended$191,33249%842-739$227$42,678,4565Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$98,66815%434-248$227$199,695,4028Sony / Columbia
4Rio 2$92,92240%310-73$300$127,535,32411Fox
5Belle$54,62630%244-94$224$9,294,9038Fox Searchlight
6The Grand Seduction$49,94482%12420$403$1,847,0364eOne Films US
7Divergent$48,7948%289-47$169$150,253,84214Lionsgate / Summit
8The LEGO Movie$41,86229%31514$133$256,770,70620Warner Bros.
9The Other Woman (2014)$39,47716%231-13$171$83,164,6429Fox
10Heaven is for Real$33,51214%201-331$167$89,874,54210Sony / TriStar
11Words and Pictures$29,50417%175-42$169$1,532,5855Roadside Attractions
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$26,89752%179-28$150$110,889,34516Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13The Grand Budapest Hotel$24,83422%112-37$222$58,392,40716Fox Searchlight
14The Signal (2014)$23,95314%20484$117$448,6162Focus
15God's Not Dead$17,47214%112-38$156$60,514,59714Freestyle / Pure Flix
16The Immigrant$15,54635%110-30$141$1,885,9936Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$44,69252%410$1,090$3,317,42412Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$11,80990%529$227$8,406,5187Clarius Entertainment
3The Railway Man$7,9279%8434$94$4,376,86311Weinstein Company
4Moms' Night Out$7,67555%50-31$154$10,179,6127Sony / TriStar
5Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$7,06612%4628$154$139,2753RADiUS-TWC
6Fed Up$6,260-17%47-9$133$1,415,0027RADiUS-TWC
7Brick Mansions$5,08418%60-25$85$20,294,9069Relativity Media
8Oculus$1,0842%17-14$64$27,691,62511Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$3551%30$118$305,7277Freestyle Releasing
10The Unknown Known$170158%2-1$85$275,89412RADiUS-TWC
11Blue Ruin$74-24%1-1$74$258,2849RADiUS-TWC