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, Jul. 10 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 10 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$3,450,198-6%4,2330$815$192,531,2982Paramount
2Tammy$2,445,255-4%3,46565$706$44,443,6011Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,330,135-4%3,297-14$403$146,203,3614Fox / DreamWorks Animation
422 Jump Street$1,323,179-4%3,3240$398$165,261,1394Sony / Columbia
5Earth to Echo$1,259,672-3%3,2300$390$19,097,5391Relativity Media
6Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,004,900-9%3,0490$330$20,301,8101Sony / Screen Gems
7Maleficent$898,490-1%2,389-54$376$217,824,8086Disney
8Jersey Boys$571,341-5%2,6300$217$39,194,6103Warner Bros.
9The Fault in Our Stars$494,316-3%1,865-1$265$118,123,4845Fox
10Think Like a Man Too$467,051-7%1,7290$270$59,406,2623Sony / Screen Gems
11America (2014)$465,275-1%1,1050$421$5,817,9802Lionsgate
12Edge of Tomorrow$385,234-6%1,5380$250$92,685,0925Warner Bros.
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$219,372-4%1,0444$210$228,137,0717Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jul. 10 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$182,1751%6860$266$22,816,3899Open Road
2Begin Again$134,485-4%1750$768$2,350,7482Weinstein Company
3Snowpiercer$114,2011%2500$457$2,000,1022RADiUS-TWC
4Rio 2$98,53911%31112$317$129,234,81213Fox
5Neighbors (2014)$56,845-2%31517$180$148,278,4859Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$48,5674%3520$138$198,108,9518Warner Bros.
7Blended$48,0237%3050$157$44,370,4957Warner Bros.
8A Million Ways to Die in the West$31,890-3%22726$140$42,402,3656Universal
9Divergent$30,2567%184-26$164$150,947,89516Lionsgate / Summit
10Belle$29,50110%123-11$240$10,111,68510Fox Searchlight
11The Other Woman (2014)$19,2824%142-26$136$83,677,11311Fox
12The LEGO Movie$18,2164%2400$76$257,257,16922Warner Bros.
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$13,151-1%111-25$118$111,192,22318Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jul. 10 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$51,900-6%41--$1,266$4,089,09814Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$26,8225%91-28$295$2,585,5296eOne Films US
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$14,1209%72-8$196$58,779,54518Fox Searchlight
4Words and Pictures$12,1367%61-44$199$1,938,9667Roadside Attractions
5God's Not Dead$6,8186%60-30$114$60,710,62516Freestyle / Pure Flix
6Yves Saint Laurent$6,6754%108$668$128,3842Weinstein Company
7Fed Up$2,33619%180$130$1,495,2499RADiUS-TWC
8Marius$1,857--1--$1,857$1,8571Kino Lorber
9The Railway Man$1,7749%14-24$127$4,431,79913Weinstein Company
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$1,74115%120$145$200,5105RADiUS-TWC
11Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,54210%2314$67$8,455,1079Clarius Entertainment
12The Signal (2014)$1,219-11%35-145$35$593,3414Focus
13Accident (2014 re-issue)$1,069--1--$1,069$16,7837Rialto Pictures
14The Hornet's Nest$46171%10$46$309,6609Freestyle Releasing