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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
45 (Nov 07 - Nov 13)$197,207,68097%$217,787,00068%Big Hero 6
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
47 (Nov 21 - Nov 27)$278,893,58180%$297,023,00071%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)$91,833,86445%$115,981,00033%No Good Deed (2014)
40 (Oct 03 - Oct 09)$175,329,01643%$193,066,00039%Gone Girl
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$193,165,00027%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,843,00032%Transformers: Age of Extinction
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 07)$240,966,02025%$271,893,00019%Guardians of the Galaxy
38 (Sep 19 - Sep 25)$114,768,66225%$132,059,00014%The Maze Runner
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$276,208,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,816,00017%22 Jump Street
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
39 (Sep 26 - Oct 02)$122,343,7867%$138,699,0005%The Equalizer
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 14)$246,226,8392%$276,135,0002%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
41 (Oct 10 - Oct 16)$178,679,7542%$204,967,0006%Gone Girl
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,537,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,4451%$228,446,0004%Lucy
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$220,449,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
35 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$122,883,981-6%$163,465,0004%Guardians of the Galaxy
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$179,009,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,493,000-17%Maleficent
42 (Oct 17 - Oct 23)$150,451,372-16%$172,254,000-16%Fury (2014)
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
43 (Oct 24 - Oct 30)$126,307,561-16%$151,200,000-12%Ouija
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$151,557,000-16%The Other Woman (2014)
44 (Oct 31 - Nov 06)$99,964,533-21%$129,784,000-14%Nightcrawler
46 (Nov 14 - Nov 20)$154,643,374-22%$174,158,000-20%Dumb and Dumber To
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$220,078,000-20%22 Jump Street
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$130,765,914-26%$157,657,000-23%Guardians of the Galaxy
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$176,836,799-28%$203,647,000-26%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 11)$63,265,254-49%$87,343,000-47%Guardians of the Galaxy
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)