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, Nov. 16 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$71,167,839--4,070--$17,486$71,167,8391Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$12,252,756136%3,5050$3,496$132,089,8642Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$6,410,5797080%1,7751764$3,612$7,829,4152Disney / DreamWorks
4Wreck-It Ralph$4,409,934308%3,622-130$1,218$107,577,2243Disney
5Flight$2,522,883159%2,612565$966$55,243,6933Paramount
6Argo$1,120,890142%2,210-553$507$89,073,3706Warner Bros.
7Taken 2$657,451207%2,063-424$319$133,181,8407Fox
8Pitch Perfect$392,695276%1,122-269$350$60,209,0538Universal
9Here Comes the Boom$333,077232%1,350-694$247$40,152,0926Sony / Columbia
10Hotel Transylvania$210,007136%1,248-1318$168$142,001,6058Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jab Tak Hai Jaan$364,766172%160--$2,280$1,022,9861Yash Raj Films
2The Sessions$257,365351%516388$499$2,160,7995Fox Searchlight
3Cloud Atlas$236,13812%920-1103$257$24,230,0414Warner Bros.
4The Man With the Iron Fists$204,750-1%910-962$225$14,167,7253Universal
5The Perks of Being A Wallflower$176,041177%511-96$345$15,163,1459Lionsgate / Summit
6Sinister$146,661131%789-765$186$47,141,9116Lionsgate / Summit
7Paranormal Activity 4$125,86869%850-1498$148$53,246,7115Paramount
8Alex Cross$79,29551%535-555$148$24,993,9535Lionsgate / Summit
9Looper$64,21853%214-277$300$64,974,8798Sony / TriStar
10Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$63,915-33%456-1446$140$16,977,7554Open Road
11Chasing Mavericks$49,56089%198-261$250$5,489,0544Fox
12Seven Psychopaths$44,0673%171-185$258$14,344,1716CBS Films
13Trouble with the Curve$41,61887%272-149$153$35,443,8649Warner Bros.
14A Late Quartet$39,860108%10038$399$412,4523Entertainment One / RKO
15Fun Size$33,27775%388-913$86$9,050,0974Paramount
16House at the End of the Street$27,9761072%17597$160$31,280,3709Relativity Media
17The Dark Knight Rises$26,207142%160-83$164$447,844,06418Warner Bros.
18ParaNorman$24,156191%180-18$134$55,541,73714Focus
19Ice Age: Continental Drift$19,619190%132-15$149$160,624,57919Fox
20The Campaign$9,22890%101-37$91$86,877,02915Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 16 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$120,770--16--$7,548$120,7701Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$87,878--16--$5,492$87,8781Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$24,66984%520$474$9,764,71931Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Arbitrage$14,51091%80-7$181$7,722,29810Roadside Attractions
5End of Watch$14,43684%75-50$192$39,088,3949Open Road
6Born to Be Wild 3D$13,87552%300$463$21,294,90385Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Master$12,9256%52-36$249$15,751,57010Weinstein Company
8The Expendables 2$8,74860%95-39$92$84,990,78414Lionsgate
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$7,926265%72-10$110$48,836,42916Fox
10This Must Be the Place$7,25479%154$484$66,9083Weinstein Company
11The Possession$7,01072%81-40$87$49,102,09812Lionsgate
12The Intouchables$3,9051%24-10$163$12,994,25126Weinstein Company
13Lawless$1,747106%19-1$92$37,385,29512Weinstein Company
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$1,262-26%15-28$84$3,323,1156Atlas Distribution
15Simon and the Oaks$474--5--$95$148,4376The Film Arcade