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, Oct. 20 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 20 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity 4$9,420,228-38%3,412--$2,761$24,530,3341Paramount
2Argo$7,478,00648%3,24715$2,303$39,110,6102Warner Bros.
3Taken 2$6,048,89241%3,489-217$1,734$102,905,2553Fox
4Hotel Transylvania$5,868,88562%3,3849$1,734$115,005,4984Sony / Columbia
5Alex Cross$4,836,70620%2,539--$1,905$8,866,7301Lionsgate / Summit
6Sinister$3,816,63728%2,54215$1,501$29,729,0262Lionsgate / Summit
7Here Comes the Boom$3,784,74646%3,0140$1,256$21,093,2212Sony / Columbia
8Pitch Perfect$2,965,92530%2,660-127$1,115$44,013,8684Universal
9Frankenweenie$1,902,47764%2,362-643$805$26,973,5993Disney
10Looper$1,867,92645%2,223-382$840$56,793,9654Sony / TriStar
11Seven Psychopaths$1,464,62746%1,4800$990$8,354,6722CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 20 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$936,28731%74519$1,257$8,619,2415Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$356,20849%751-800$474$37,664,0365Open Road
3Trouble with the Curve$330,60940%925-887$357$33,922,3985Warner Bros.
4Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$250,18727%945-67$265$2,692,8192Atlas Distribution
5The Master$240,24159%412-270$583$14,608,6206Weinstein Company
6House at the End of the Street$231,77544%746-1120$311$30,706,7485Relativity Media
7The Dark Knight Rises$160,36251%345-120$465$446,670,78414Warner Bros.
8Arbitrage$142,71991%169-25$844$6,991,7506Roadside Attractions
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$85,85774%222-15$387$160,015,49315Fox
10The Bourne Legacy$75,40038%232-13$325$112,771,58511Universal
11ParaNorman$48,62280%168-8$289$54,635,34010Focus
12Resident Evil: Retribution$46,92164%158-191$297$41,928,5176Sony / Screen Gems
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$45,80171%149-27$307$48,544,60112Fox
14Dredd 3D$44,69249%1605$279$13,293,8895Lionsgate
15Lawless$37,14842%184-103$202$37,241,2958Weinstein Company
16Ted (2012)$31,61045%109-36$290$218,612,33017Universal
17The Possession$29,34760%133-236$221$48,823,0598Lionsgate
18Hope Springs (2012)$27,45539%131-84$210$63,521,18711Sony / Columbia
19Premium Rush$23,58352%119-44$198$20,262,0149Sony / Columbia
20Won't Back Down$19,63054%168-345$117$5,216,2474Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 20 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$48,32141%4--$12,080$82,6051Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$32,9928%520$634$9,246,57527Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$20,90463%601$348$12,811,25122Weinstein Company
4The Expendables 2$20,83563%92-54$226$84,561,78110Lionsgate
5The Campaign$14,90332%74-27$201$86,429,45611Warner Bros.
6Born to Be Wild 3D$11,9949%300$400$21,081,06981Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Simon and the Oaks$10,27966%76$1,468$30,7362The Film Arcade
8Moonrise Kingdom$8,25030%29-27$284$45,484,38222Focus
9The Other Dream Team$8,0419%131$619$95,1594The Film Arcade
10War of the Buttons (2012)$7,90566%3530$226$19,6822Weinstein Company
11Beasts of the Southern Wild$7,70644%28-8$275$11,182,27617Fox Searchlight
12Barfi!$5,079131%10-24$508$2,796,3406UTV Communications
13Thaandavam$2,139159%2-1$1,070$211,1314UTV Communications
14Gayby$80020%1--$800$7,7702The Film Collaborative
15Husbands In Goa$400--20$200$8,9855UTV Communications