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. 24 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$3,312,183-15%3,9692$835$155,688,6292Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$2,105,785-18%2,806--$750$41,376,1451Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$2,003,304-5%3,826--$524$25,817,8221Disney
4Sex Tape$1,255,722-17%3,062--$410$20,901,5321Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$950,022-20%3,224-689$295$231,752,4754Paramount
6Tammy$808,274-10%3,402-63$238$74,747,0893Warner Bros. / New Line
7How to Train Your Dragon 2$619,495-13%2,169-716$286$163,428,8806Fox / DreamWorks Animation
822 Jump Street$539,534-19%2,229-582$242$183,154,0996Sony / Columbia
9Earth to Echo$514,757-8%2,450-780$210$34,144,4583Relativity Media
10Maleficent$496,601-3%1,541-536$322$230,339,1848Disney
11Begin Again$315,627-11%1,302363$242$10,735,9074Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$218,677-4%1,030-75$212$12,338,5674Lionsgate
13Jersey Boys$162,171-11%1,003-965$162$45,137,8315Warner Bros.
14Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$146,250-24%1,491-1558$98$30,016,0673Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$146,218-8%557-445$263$122,220,8557Fox
2Chef$143,098-8%552-149$259$26,499,30211Open Road
3Edge of Tomorrow$124,362-15%602-501$207$97,184,1067Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$85,840-11%387-268$222$230,877,8099Fox
5Think Like a Man Too$84,749-21%628-603$135$64,380,0115Sony / Screen Gems
6Godzilla (2014)$72,372-3%32623$222$199,317,20610Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$57,656-8%211-145$273$3,701,4214RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$56,8621%256-29$222$130,457,17015Fox
9Blended$47,6465%285-50$167$45,400,1559Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$36,8701%230-37$160$149,242,40511Universal
11The LEGO Movie$16,7897%202-148$83$257,546,49224Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$153,694-7%3429$4,520$2,400,8082IFC Films
2Wish I Was Here$62,7804%68--$923$725,2401Focus
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$56,966-20%410$1,389$4,842,79916Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Belle$19,9914%92-15$217$10,521,81912Fox Searchlight
5The Grand Seduction$18,593-20%90-2$207$3,020,6318eOne Films US
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$7,393-15%46-17$161$58,973,47620Fox Searchlight
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,052-1%63-15$112$111,317,40620Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Other Woman (2014)$5,706-1%60-36$95$83,845,26313Fox
9Yves Saint Laurent$4,73318%11-3$430$226,2814Weinstein Company
10Fed Up$3,28690%12-8$274$1,523,93311RADiUS-TWC
11I Origins$2,756-31%4--$689$41,7641Fox Searchlight
12God's Not Dead$1,50333%11-14$137$60,742,48518Freestyle / Pure Flix
13A Long Way Off$853--1--$853$28,3447Moving Visions Entertainment
14Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$576106%104$58$208,0797RADiUS-TWC
15Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$528121%8-2$66$8,460,17011Clarius Entertainment