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 Sun, Jul. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lucy$11,786,650-22%3,173--$3,715$43,899,3401Universal
2Hercules (2014)$8,515,435-17%3,595--$2,369$29,800,2631Paramount
3Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$5,313,217-21%3,668-301$1,449$172,455,8893Fox
4The Purge: Anarchy$3,071,440-22%2,85650$1,075$51,858,9052Universal
5Planes: Fire and Rescue$3,037,271-18%3,83913$791$35,347,4782Disney
6Sex Tape$1,780,133-25%3,0620$581$26,953,5822Sony / Columbia
7Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,493,311-21%2,476-748$603$236,455,0285Paramount
8And So It Goes$1,390,642-26%1,762--$789$4,642,3291Clarius Entertainment
9Tammy$955,975-32%2,562-840$373$78,201,3104Warner Bros. / New Line
1022 Jump Street$772,510-25%1,613-616$479$185,754,5707Sony / Columbia
11How to Train Your Dragon 2$772,360-9%1,358-811$569$165,663,7997Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Maleficent$570,893-21%1,077-464$530$232,174,4229Disney
13Begin Again$491,873-25%1,244-58$395$12,310,7535Weinstein Company
14Earth to Echo$411,915-24%1,272-1178$324$35,531,8264Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$828,074-27%361--$2,294$2,687,2271Roadside Attractions
2The Fluffy Movie$365,105-16%432--$845$1,311,4461Open Road
3Wish I Was Here$360,293-21%625557$576$1,879,7882Focus
4Kick$294,053-29%177--$1,661$1,071,3731UTV Motion Pictures
5America (2014)$293,473-18%760-270$386$13,242,5045Lionsgate
6Chef$255,254-22%405-147$630$27,262,92612Open Road
7Jersey Boys$161,618-24%462-541$350$45,640,0166Warner Bros.
8The Fault in Our Stars$151,448-16%387-170$391$122,703,9948Fox
9Edge of Tomorrow$147,260-33%353-249$417$97,709,5178Warner Bros.
10Godzilla (2014)$124,128-18%302-24$411$199,704,02511Warner Bros.
11X-Men: Days of Future Past$119,724-26%289-98$414$231,272,87010Fox
12Think Like a Man Too$94,767-39%317-311$299$64,744,0356Sony / Screen Gems
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$76,091-30%321-1170$237$30,288,0564Sony / Screen Gems
14Snowpiercer$65,638-21%149-62$441$3,904,4585RADiUS-TWC
15Rio 2$65,198-26%230-26$283$130,678,66216Fox
16Blended$60,457-26%223-62$271$45,607,49010Warner Bros.
17The Amazing Spider-Man 2$54,182-23%187-31$290$202,408,52613Sony / Columbia
18Neighbors (2014)$54,080-50%208-22$260$149,489,92512Universal
19Heaven is for Real$29,053-23%129-20$225$91,269,77115Sony / TriStar
20The LEGO Movie$13,40118%2020$66$257,582,91425Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$61,171-9%410$1,492$5,030,52617Warner Bros. / IMAX
2I Origins$25,598-16%7672$337$118,8292Fox Searchlight
3The Grand Seduction$21,443-40%74-16$290$3,099,2409eOne Films US
4Belle$18,688-15%58-34$322$10,576,61013Fox Searchlight
5Words and Pictures$9,198-18%28-5$329$2,112,28910Roadside Attractions
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,780-15%58-5$134$111,341,86721Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The Other Woman (2014)$5,630-29%39-21$144$83,865,72114Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$5,395-13%8-3$674$242,3585Weinstein Company
9Fed Up$2,10075%131$162$1,528,24012RADiUS-TWC
10God's Not Dead$1,458-7%9-2$162$60,746,70419Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Come Back to Me$1,24122%10--$124$4,1561Freestyle Releasing
12Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$37230%6-2$62$8,460,99012Clarius Entertainment
13The Hornet's Nest$3201%10$320$311,97512Freestyle Releasing
14Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$230-48%4-6$58$209,0578RADiUS-TWC
15A Long Way Off$20725%1--$207$28,9518Moving Visions Entertainment