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 Sun, Jul. 3 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$30,376,098-12%4,088--$7,431$162,618,2121Paramount / DreamWorks
2Cars 2$8,818,021-7%4,1150$2,143$117,204,0022Disney
3Bad Teacher$4,932,854-2%3,0490$1,618$59,952,5632Sony / Columbia
4Larry Crowne$4,295,985-9%2,973--$1,445$13,096,0651Universal
5Super 8$2,759,094-3%3,088-336$893$108,465,2454Paramount
6Green Lantern (2011)$2,245,080-5%3,280-536$684$102,244,8963Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,932,4942%2,861-481$675$50,562,6783Fox
8Monte Carlo$1,918,344-20%2,473--$776$7,453,9441Fox
9Bridesmaids$1,284,825-4%1,389-642$925$153,020,4908Universal
10X-Men: First Class$1,048,576-2%1,602-1031$655$138,662,6455Fox
11The Hangover Part II$828,027-4%1,568-1187$528$248,243,6156Warner Bros.
12Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$746,326-5%1,473-771$507$233,738,4017Disney
13Kung Fu Panda 2$599,5261%1,281-1246$468$156,859,4896Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$414,0086%22813$1,816$7,571,7766Fox Searchlight
2Beginners$233,3602%10836$2,161$2,364,5775Focus
3Rio (2011)$136,649-19%308-36$444$140,479,50912Fox
4Thor$114,087-30%270-134$423$177,917,5839Paramount
5Fast Five$111,755-9%302-156$370$208,303,66010Universal
6Water for Elephants$54,497-17%234-58$233$58,026,26711Fox
7Soul Surfer$47,339-23%205-35$231$43,400,45113Sony / TriStar
8Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$44,717-4%221-670$202$13,936,9874Relativity Media
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$36,120-19%14094$258$53,011,19011Lionsgate
10Something Borrowed$30,701-17%191-112$161$38,677,2739Warner Bros.
11The Lincoln Lawyer$29,250-17%138-51$212$57,786,12316Lionsgate
12Rango$28,983-16%117-39$248$123,188,23218Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Delhi Belly$207,1351%89--$2,327$581,9431UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$84,05815%470$1,788$8,199,85613Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$40,6768%330$1,233$26,297,49868Warner Bros. / IMAX
4A Better Life$36,8273%117$3,348$181,4262Summit
5Double Dhamaal$31,65011%41--$772$477,8232Reliance Big Pictures
6Insidious$14,786-17%70-4$211$53,612,26314FilmDistrict
7Source Code$11,745-71%66-40$178$54,640,98714Summit
8Submarine$10,3061%20-6$515$342,0245Weinstein Company
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$10,103-6%68-46$149$10,056,71610Weinstein Company
10Limitless$7,729-31%55-30$141$79,230,92316Relativity Media
11Hanna$5,742-22%34-25$169$40,243,77113Focus
12Jane Eyre (2011)$4,873-5%26-25$187$11,210,24817Focus
13Win Win$4,5654%18-14$254$10,143,68616Fox Searchlight
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$3,566-14%31-27$115$52,671,36315Fox
15Everything Must Go$2,922-10%19-14$154$2,648,5128Roadside Attractions
16The Conspirator$2,008-34%15-10$134$11,501,53312Roadside Attractions
17Beautiful Boy$8573%40$214$68,9835Anchor Bay Films
18The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls$777-10%1--$777$18,6378Argot Pictures
1935 and Ticking$762-39%21$381$78,9167Image Entertainment
20The Art of Getting By$507-33%7-300$72$1,425,8393Fox Searchlight
21The Music Never Stopped$195-5%53$39$250,87016Roadside Attractions