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. 8 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$17,867,545-24%4,318--$4,138$137,022,2581Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$9,735,440-18%3,25617$2,990$119,849,7402Universal
3Brave$5,529,449-29%3,891-273$1,421$173,969,3413Disney
4Savages$4,690,770-16%2,628--$1,785$16,016,9101Universal
5Magic Mike$3,931,997-29%3,120190$1,260$72,829,1072Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$2,585,979-37%2,1610$1,197$45,822,9842Lionsgate
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,096,910-31%2,861-854$733$195,905,1265Paramount / DreamWorks
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,964,903-21%2,730--$720$10,240,2131Paramount
9Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$576,606-23%1,657-1452$348$34,050,9103Fox
10Marvel's The Avengers$569,083-38%1,125-632$506$611,127,88410Disney
11People Like Us$565,385-39%2,0550$275$9,190,9022Disney / DreamWorks
12Prometheus$527,563-29%1,105-846$477$122,390,2745Fox
13Snow White and the Huntsman$472,320-35%1,152-1185$410$149,756,5656Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,234,985-36%88430$1,397$26,780,9897Focus
2Men in Black 3$391,703-44%879-1023$446$173,089,6907Sony / Columbia
3The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$203,363-38%359-175$566$41,991,87310Fox Searchlight
4Rock of Ages$168,309-37%701-1704$240$36,974,6194Warner Bros. / New Line
5That's My Boy$149,824-41%400-1963$375$36,100,8334Sony / Columbia
6The Hunger Games$88,250-32%228-50$387$404,382,13316Lionsgate
7Dark Shadows$87,690-27%303-62$289$76,860,8799Warner Bros.
8Battleship$80,925-29%249-59$325$64,334,9508Universal
9Safety Not Guaranteed$72,387-35%109-55$664$2,170,0625FilmDistrict
10The Pirates! Band of Misfits$68,210-28%257-27$265$30,105,91611Sony / Columbia
11What to Expect When You're Expecting$57,843-30%23633$245$40,420,5468Lionsgate
12The Dictator$45,832-14%18656$246$59,310,5518Paramount
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$38,445-26%175-27$220$213,494,66019Universal
14Think Like a Man$25,044-34%118-67$212$91,547,20512Sony / Screen Gems
15Mirror Mirror$15,481-41%119-47$130$64,655,31015Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 8 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bol Bachchan$186,545-17%98--$1,904$561,9961Fox International Pictures
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$113,470-25%1915$5,972$743,8462Fox Searchlight
3The Intouchables$83,219-32%60-8$1,387$3,095,8897Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$63,188-34%520$1,215$5,064,59512Warner Bros. / IMAX
5For Greater Glory$18,49112%39-34$474$5,414,3736ARC Entertainment
6Born to Be Wild 3D$14,870-38%330$451$19,839,54866Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Three Stooges$13,564-36%76-41$178$43,913,20413Fox
8The Cabin in the Woods$13,116-21%83-66$158$42,043,63313Lionsgate
9The Lucky One (2012)$10,125-44%72-43$141$60,395,52212Warner Bros.
10Chernobyl Diaries$6,157-8%38-107$162$18,085,6017Warner Bros.
11Crooked Arrows$1,779-1%11-2$162$1,818,1808Branded/Peck Films
12The Raven$1,102-10%29-49$38$16,005,97811Relativity Media