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, Feb. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Act of Valor$5,951,509-37%3,039--$1,958$24,476,6321Relativity Media
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$3,852,616-39%3,350-150$1,150$76,645,4533Warner Bros. / New Line
3Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$3,644,487-45%2,132--$1,709$15,583,9241Lionsgate
4Safe House$2,746,785-45%3,052-69$900$97,622,7053Universal
5Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$2,528,161-39%3,1740$797$38,038,2172Sony / Columbia
6The Vow$2,160,805-52%3,03880$711$102,924,1173Sony / Screen Gems
7This Means War$1,824,982-53%3,1890$572$33,495,6462Fox
8Wanderlust$1,431,565-51%2,002--$715$6,526,6501Universal
9The Secret World of Arrietty$1,295,217-35%1,5220$851$14,508,9202Disney
10Gone$995,473-53%2,186--$455$4,770,3601Summit
11Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$947,478-36%1,618-1037$586$40,444,5853Fox
12Chronicle$938,274-44%1,797-759$522$57,984,9634Fox
13The Woman in Black$590,575-53%1,727-832$342$50,451,6814CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$709,726-51%966158$735$31,779,65714Weinstein Company
2The Descendants$493,114-55%889-354$555$78,460,13515Fox Searchlight
3Hugo$394,861-46%501-57$788$69,354,70414Paramount
4The Grey$209,354-43%917-1190$228$50,179,0915Open Road
5Big Miracle$204,085-32%628-1006$325$18,903,5804Universal
6The Iron Lady$163,555-53%522-101$313$25,721,5799Weinstein Company
7Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$115,440-36%311-89$371$130,384,57911Fox
8Red Tails$111,510-43%489-520$228$48,670,0986Fox
9Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$82,161-50%333-70$247$185,888,95311Warner Bros.
10The Adventures of Tintin$79,575-38%272-31$293$76,901,74210Paramount
11We Bought a Zoo$69,768-49%280-7$249$74,096,24610Fox
12My Week with Marilyn$69,497-55%402282$173$14,074,65114Weinstein Company
13Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$69,309-62%164-20$423$23,276,12612Focus
14Underworld Awakening$66,516-39%260-566$256$62,149,8336Sony / Screen Gems
15Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$62,645-50%280-297$224$31,215,13210Warner Bros.
16Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$56,247-50%178-97$316$207,771,02711Paramount
17Joyful Noise$48,450-43%277-63$175$30,586,6397Warner Bros.
18War Horse$44,723-47%213-181$210$79,041,41210Disney / DreamWorks
19Contraband$44,325-43%197-223$225$66,173,3857Universal
20The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$39,486-56%125-64$316$101,701,26710Sony / Columbia
21One For the Money$38,262-37%229-704$167$25,951,3365Lionsgate
22Puss in Boots (2011)$35,361-37%138-25$256$149,234,74718Paramount / DreamWorks
23Albert Nobbs$29,877-54%100-19$299$2,610,6285Roadside Attractions
24Jack and Jill$22,643-42%109-25$208$74,158,15716Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$32,959-25%40-5$824$16,625,10847Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya$25,697-40%48--$535$94,5831UTV Communications
3The Darkest Hour$18,193-39%94-19$194$21,426,80510Summit
4Happy Feet Two$17,656-24%85-50$208$63,934,37015Warner Bros.
5Man on a Ledge$12,486-42%76-325$164$18,600,9115Lionsgate
6Shame$10,147-49%25-19$406$3,807,64313Fox Searchlight
7Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$9,338-51%35-63$267$1,130,8423UTV Communications
8Haywire$8,322-53%37-42$225$18,827,1656Relativity Media
9Coriolanus$5,818-47%8-5$727$365,1696Weinstein Company
10W.E.$5,172-62%15-5$345$265,2764Weinstein Company
11Undefeated$4,721-51%50$944$70,1952Weinstein Company
12Pariah (2011)$3,264-46%130$251$712,7059Focus
13The Devil Inside$1,736-41%25-9$69$53,193,9258Paramount
14In the Land of Blood and Honey$1,060-44%4-4$265$292,86510FilmDistrict