Grosses

'Mockingjay' Still Leads on Wednesday with $14.55M; 'Penguins of Madagascar' Takes $6.25M; 'Horrible Bosses 2' Starts Softly w/ $4.25MNovember 27, 2014 02:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Please note that all grosses for Wednesday, November 26 are estimates and that not all studios are currently reporting due to Thanksgiving. Complete actuals will be reported after the holiday.

Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 earned an estimated $14.55 million on Wednesday, up 20 percent from Tuesday. That brings the sequel's domestic tally to $157.56 million through six days of release--24 percent off the pace of last year's Catching Fire.

Fox/DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar bowed to an estimated $6.25 million for its opening day yesterday. That's generally on par with The Muppets' $6.5 million pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday opening three years ago, and 29 percent ahead of DreamWorks' Rise of the Guardians pre-Thanksgiving first day take of $4.8 million.

Warner Bros. reports that Horrible Bosses 2 took in an estimated $4.25 million on Wednesday, including Tuesday's $1 million from early shows. With no R-rated comedy sequels having opened over Thanksgiving weekend in the recent past, comparisons this early may be futile. That being said, the best samples may be that of last year's Anchorman: The Legend Continues ($8.1 million opening Wednesday, one week before Christmas) and 2008's Four Christmases ($6.1 million opening Wednesday before Thanksgiving). Warner Bros. also reports the Bosses sequel earned a "B+" CinemaScore.

Disney's Big Hero 6 posted $4.18 million yesterday, up 28 percent from Tuesday. The toon's domestic total now stands at $145.4 million.

Rounding out the top five, Interstellar added $3.17 million on Wednesday for a 31 percent increase from Tuesday. Christopher Nolan's space epic has now taken in $128.25 million domestically up to this point.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 25 - Sun, Aug. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bring It On$17,360,905--2,380--$7,294$17,360,9051Universal
2The Art of War$10,410,993--2,630--$3,959$10,410,9931Warner Bros.
3The Cell$9,676,012-45%2,43019$3,982$27,191,0622New Line
4Space Cowboys$6,514,903-31%2,795-40$2,331$63,718,0154Warner Bros.
5What Lies Beneath$4,612,735-32%2,568-192$1,796$130,919,1306DreamWorks
6The Replacements$4,075,896-44%2,717-37$1,500$30,781,3623Warner Bros.
7The Crew$4,051,921--1,510--$2,683$4,051,9211Disney
8Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$3,560,544-44%2,543-426$1,400$109,994,6515Universal
9Autumn in New York$3,267,896-41%2,260-22$1,446$19,803,3143MGM
10Coyote Ugly$2,867,004-43%2,296-243$1,249$33,056,5724Disney