Thursday, November 27, 2014

Continued Dominance

As I go off the grid to participate in Turkey Day festivities, there's this ...

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is not acting its age. The 41-year-old cartoon extended its ratings streak with another impressive gain, helped by a move from Thursday to Wednesday. It tied CBS’ Survivor as the No.1 program of the night with a 2.1 in adults 18-39, up +31% from last year. Over the last three years, the Peanuts classic has posted 1.1 (2012, Thanksgiving night), 1.6 (2013, Thanksgiving night) and 2.1 last night. ....

Know any live-action holiday specials from forty-plus years ago pulling boffo ratings on the TV? Thought not ...

Then of course there are the theatrical animated features.

In their first full day of release on Wednesday, the DreamWorks Animation spin-off Penguins of Madagascar waddled away with $6.25M at 3,654 locations, taking less than half of what Katniss Everdeen stuffed into the Hunger Games franchise quiver. ...

So it looks like JenLaw will stay on top this weekend.

Wednesday Box Office

Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- $14,550,000

Penguins of Madagascar -- $6,250,000

Horrible Bosses 2 -- $4,250,000

Big Hero 6 -- $4,179,000


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