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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Jun. 27 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 27 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lilo & Stitch$4,965,291-3%3,191--$1,556$55,569,0971Disney
2Minority Report$3,601,247-4%3,001--$1,200$51,834,8541Fox
3Scooby-Doo$2,803,078-2%3,4470$813$111,586,6262Warner Bros.
4The Bourne Identity$1,809,745-1%2,6435$685$61,703,5062Universal
5Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,188,601-2%2,310-197$515$51,340,6333Warner Bros.
6The Sum of All Fears$803,8111%3,037-193$265$100,512,1064Paramount
7Windtalkers$754,541-2%2,8980$260$29,607,7792MGM
8Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$701,7361%2,107-294$333$282,583,9286Fox
9Spider-Man$608,1462%2,278-424$267$392,741,7818Sony / Columbia
10Juwanna Mann$474,256-1%1,325--$358$7,509,6621Warner Bros.