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 Fri, Oct. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$3,926,816196%2,855-392$1,375$52,352,1043Warner Bros.
2Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$3,570,011--2,933--$1,217$3,570,0111Open Road
3Cloud Atlas$3,402,211--2,008--$1,694$3,402,2111Warner Bros.
4Paranormal Activity 4$3,130,953175%3,4120$918$37,088,3182Paramount
5Taken 2$2,576,408198%2,995-494$860$111,965,2534Fox
6Hotel Transylvania$2,538,845302%3,276-108$775$123,475,1865Sony / Columbia
7Sinister$1,739,672163%2,347-195$741$36,184,6273Lionsgate / Summit
8Alex Cross$1,683,612169%2,5412$663$16,002,3032Lionsgate / Summit
9Here Comes the Boom$1,592,743218%2,491-523$639$26,703,2153Sony / Columbia
10Pitch Perfect$1,349,325174%1,999-661$675$48,701,5585Universal
11Fun Size$1,335,788--3,014--$443$1,335,7881Paramount
12Chasing Mavericks$827,050--2,002--$413$827,0501Fox
13Looper$665,38779%1,189-1034$560$60,078,6935Sony / TriStar
14Frankenweenie$607,569113%1,738-624$350$29,949,9764Disney
15Seven Psychopaths$495,15566%1,003-477$494$10,956,6633CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$489,627164%736-9$665$10,297,3066Lionsgate / Summit
2Trouble with the Curve$105,22847%420-505$251$34,460,8026Warner Bros.
3End of Watch$102,10129%290-461$352$38,325,6126Open Road
4The Dark Knight Rises$79,005137%291-54$271$446,973,50315Warner Bros.
5The Master$75,75441%201-211$377$15,026,1367Weinstein Company
6House at the End of the Street$63,952128%302-444$212$30,944,7096Relativity Media
7ParaNorman$58,525807%280112$209$54,748,05511Focus
8Arbitrage$47,59170%125-44$381$7,220,8547Roadside Attractions
9The Bourne Legacy$43,005185%191-41$225$112,913,11012Universal
10The Campaign$40,5271167%222148$183$86,491,80412Warner Bros.
11Resident Evil: Retribution$36,295--19840$183$42,033,9267Sony / Screen Gems
12Ice Age: Continental Drift$34,070201%192-30$177$160,149,05516Fox
13The Expendables 2$31,188541%17886$175$84,623,64611Lionsgate
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$28,010-59%147-798$191$3,142,0643Atlas Distribution
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$15,766177%116-33$136$48,609,84113Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$66,463430%2016$3,323$226,1062Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$25,82959%520$497$9,352,89928Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,596123%300$453$21,127,30482Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Possession$12,055213%82-51$147$48,858,5209Lionsgate
5Lawless$9,606-13%96-88$100$37,318,7059Weinstein Company
6The Intouchables$9,2197%48-12$192$12,857,25823Weinstein Company
7Simon and the Oaks$8,131--147$581$54,2243The Film Arcade
8Dredd 3D$6,147-52%72-88$85$13,386,1696Lionsgate
9Won't Back Down$4,3613%65-103$67$5,254,2425Fox
10The Other Dream Team$3,677--141$263$111,6895The Film Arcade
11Moonrise Kingdom$2,94434%15-14$196$45,501,26223Focus
12Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$1,904--4--$476$53,9324Roadside Attractions
13War of the Buttons (2012)$1,811-24%8-27$226$35,0733Weinstein Company
14Gayby$51378%10$513$9,9133The Film Collaborative