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, Feb. 25 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Act of Valor$9,478,2655%3,039--$3,119$18,525,1231Relativity Media
2Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$6,626,74925%2,132--$3,108$11,939,4371Lionsgate
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$6,359,589100%3,350-150$1,898$72,792,8373Warner Bros. / New Line
4Safe House$5,020,54059%3,052-69$1,645$94,875,9203Universal
5The Vow$4,484,63537%3,03880$1,476$100,763,3123Sony / Screen Gems
6Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$4,136,23977%3,1740$1,303$35,510,0562Sony / Columbia
7This Means War$3,859,94141%3,1890$1,210$31,670,6642Fox
8Wanderlust$2,922,92035%2,002--$1,460$5,095,0851Universal
9Gone$2,111,93227%2,186--$966$3,774,8871Summit
10The Secret World of Arrietty$1,995,06288%1,5220$1,311$13,213,7032Disney
11Chronicle$1,672,97156%1,797-759$931$57,046,6894Fox
12Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$1,471,08594%1,618-1037$909$39,497,1073Fox
13The Woman in Black$1,264,53146%1,727-832$732$49,861,1064CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$1,456,40497%966158$1,508$31,069,93114Weinstein Company
2The Descendants$1,097,789102%889-354$1,235$77,967,02115Fox Searchlight
3Hugo$732,53391%501-57$1,462$68,959,84314Paramount
4The Grey$369,32867%917-1190$403$49,969,7375Open Road
5The Iron Lady$347,46789%522-101$666$25,558,0249Weinstein Company
6Big Miracle$298,30079%628-1006$475$18,699,4954Universal
7Red Tails$195,80951%489-520$400$48,558,5886Fox
8Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$182,865105%164-20$1,115$23,206,81712Focus
9Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$179,440118%311-89$577$130,269,13911Fox
10Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$165,18060%333-70$496$185,806,79211Warner Bros.
11My Week with Marilyn$155,91596%402282$388$14,005,15414Weinstein Company
12We Bought a Zoo$135,93072%280-7$485$74,026,47810Fox
13The Adventures of Tintin$127,87089%272-31$470$76,822,16710Paramount
14Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$124,34375%280-297$444$31,152,48710Warner Bros.
15Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$112,62365%178-97$633$207,714,78011Paramount
16Underworld Awakening$108,21559%260-566$416$62,083,3176Sony / Screen Gems
17The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$89,90584%125-64$719$101,661,78110Sony / Columbia
18Joyful Noise$85,24570%277-63$308$30,538,1897Warner Bros.
19War Horse$83,79777%213-181$393$78,996,68910Disney / DreamWorks
20Contraband$77,81555%197-223$395$66,129,0607Universal
21Albert Nobbs$64,64587%100-19$646$2,580,7515Roadside Attractions
22One For the Money$60,60255%229-704$265$25,913,0745Lionsgate
23Puss in Boots (2011)$55,825119%138-25$405$149,199,38618Paramount / DreamWorks
24Jack and Jill$38,78398%109-25$356$74,135,51416Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 25 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$43,9309%40-5$1,098$16,592,14947Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya$42,67163%48--$889$68,8861UTV Communications
3The Darkest Hour$29,93672%94-19$318$21,408,61210Summit
4Happy Feet Two$23,347119%85-50$275$63,916,71415Warner Bros.
5Man on a Ledge$21,4754%76-325$283$18,588,4255Lionsgate
6Shame$19,83254%25-19$793$3,797,49613Fox Searchlight
7Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$19,25371%35-63$550$1,121,5043UTV Communications
8Haywire$17,54624%37-42$474$18,818,8436Relativity Media
9W.E.$13,63355%15-5$909$260,1044Weinstein Company
10Coriolanus$10,986110%8-5$1,373$359,3516Weinstein Company
11Undefeated$9,54889%50$1,910$65,4742Weinstein Company
12Pariah (2011)$6,07878%130$468$709,4419Focus
13The Devil Inside$2,94324%25-9$118$53,192,1898Paramount
14In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,890126%4-4$473$291,80510FilmDistrict