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 Sat, Jan. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld Awakening$10,202,9909%3,078--$3,315$19,542,0661Sony / Screen Gems
2Red Tails$8,603,32044%2,512--$3,425$14,584,4261Fox
3Contraband$5,840,45059%2,8707$2,035$43,411,9252Universal
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$4,757,87250%2,6302624$1,809$8,622,8375Warner Bros.
5Beauty and the Beast 3D$4,039,84190%2,6250$1,539$30,977,8252Disney
6Haywire$3,801,60232%2,439--$1,559$6,685,4741Relativity Media
7Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$2,861,13686%2,519-827$1,136$196,212,6366Paramount
8Joyful Noise$2,837,70271%2,7350$1,038$20,321,9162Warner Bros.
9Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$2,291,44279%2,485-670$922$177,376,9536Warner Bros.
10The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$1,760,70376%1,907-767$923$93,786,2325Sony / Columbia
11The Iron Lady$1,712,39062%1,076274$1,591$11,669,8544Weinstein Company
12War Horse$1,561,38582%2,525-331$618$71,554,7145Disney / DreamWorks
13Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$1,551,257175%2,070-779$749$123,721,7266Fox
14We Bought a Zoo$1,403,598107%2,065-844$680$68,862,3945Fox
15The Devil Inside$1,257,97048%2,207-344$570$50,729,2153Paramount
16The Adventures of Tintin$1,090,265139%1,340-733$814$71,648,8135Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$1,198,63484%560-100$2,140$50,737,84110Fox Searchlight
2The Artist$1,124,58175%662446$1,699$11,513,6989Weinstein Company
3Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$903,10587%731-155$1,235$17,952,1597Focus
4Hugo$464,494137%650105$715$55,610,5929Paramount
5Happy Feet Two$205,526118%331-34$621$62,469,91110Warner Bros.
6Puss in Boots (2011)$181,126146%292-24$620$147,621,75613Paramount / DreamWorks
7Jack and Jill$167,16198%283-15$591$72,862,08511Sony / Columbia
8My Week with Marilyn$150,91267%225-175$671$11,980,4769Weinstein Company
9The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$148,79478%370-338$402$280,186,18710Lionsgate / Summit
10Tower Heist$90,20578%220-40$410$77,783,89512Universal
11The Darkest Hour$89,21173%301-881$296$21,032,4545Summit
12Young Adult$68,09180%150-237$454$16,043,2177Paramount
13The Sitter$67,12263%191-258$351$29,987,0527Fox
14New Year's Eve$63,46644%265-827$239$54,156,3467Warner Bros. / New Line
15Immortals$57,54270%169-18$340$83,238,80711Relativity Media
16Moneyball$30,81678%110-18$280$75,514,08318Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$106,01251%9554$1,116$2,915,7098Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$42,49669%450$944$15,629,75942Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Pariah (2011)$28,29559%21-3$1,347$478,6714Focus
4Coriolanus$27,50959%9--$3,057$44,8201Weinstein Company
5In Time$27,40656%97-9$283$37,442,13713Fox
6Courageous$23,30776%90-26$259$34,507,31417Sony / TriStar
7Vettai$15,83483%21-13$754$139,0122UTV Communications
8J. Edgar$14,31655%46-36$311$37,029,40611Warner Bros.
9Dolphin Tale$12,872154%63-28$204$72,272,73218Warner Bros.
10Drive (2011)$12,61359%331$382$35,004,45519FilmDistrict
11In the Land of Blood and Honey$11,69786%14-4$836$193,5265FilmDistrict
12Margin Call$2,61511%14-6$187$5,340,93114Roadside Attractions