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, Mar. 9 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$33,017,57037%3,912--$8,440$57,114,1921Disney
2Jack the Giant Slayer$4,494,76578%3,5250$1,275$40,812,6352Warner Bros. / New Line
3Identity Thief$2,986,99066%3,002-228$995$114,999,0755Universal
4Snitch (2013)$2,333,54366%2,340-171$997$30,492,4853Lionsgate / Summit
5Dead Man Down$2,188,53819%2,188--$1,000$4,021,0471FilmDistrict
621 And Over$2,131,41727%2,7710$769$15,599,2922Relativity Media
7Silver Linings Playbook$1,740,61067%1,727-109$1,008$119,786,80617Weinstein Company
8Safe Haven$1,676,97734%2,541-410$660$62,012,3614Relativity Media
9Escape From Planet Earth$1,519,315116%2,549-561$596$46,846,7514Weinstein Company
10The Last Exorcism Part II$1,452,82536%2,7000$538$11,481,3782CBS Films
11A Good Day to Die Hard$967,79170%1,725-864$561$62,783,1854Fox
12Dark Skies$585,78850%1,505-808$389$15,287,5423Weinstein / Dimension
13Warm Bodies$472,18359%1,052-878$449$63,328,8366Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$738,17586%67145$1,100$118,923,54816Fox
2Quartet$567,37260%715-10$794$12,913,3979Weinstein Company
3Argo$490,20077%741-244$662$134,039,09522Warner Bros.
4Emperor$438,44833%261--$1,680$769,2761Roadside Attractions
5Side Effects (2013)$415,00376%602-510$689$29,352,6865Open Road
6Zero Dark Thirty$327,20385%522-200$627$94,458,38412Sony / Columbia
7Lincoln$212,23684%432-220$491$180,731,37018Disney / DreamWorks
8Django Unchained$198,29560%336-647$590$160,990,94211Weinstein Company
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$172,90779%337127$513$301,765,46913Warner Bros. / New Line
10Les Miserables (2012)$140,14566%286-66$490$148,053,28011Universal
11Rise of The Guardians$110,118143%275-20$400$102,610,28616Paramount / DreamWorks
12Beautiful Creatures (2013)$81,56471%281-794$290$18,969,0344Warner Bros.
13Parental Guidance$78,27665%219-39$357$76,245,21811Fox
14Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$74,67559%225-376$332$54,444,5197Paramount
15Mama$72,76070%214-233$340$71,079,7258Universal
16Jack Reacher$61,52353%194-31$317$79,859,31412Paramount
17The Impossible$44,04454%114-37$386$18,460,95412Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stoker$49,18753%1710$2,893$295,7272Fox Searchlight
2Kai Po Che$45,83884%71-33$646$989,6083UTV Motion Pictures
3The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$33,48184%56-12$598$218,9002Methinx Entertainment
4Gangster Squad$25,03258%90-48$278$45,840,6619Warner Bros.
5Bless Me, Ultima$21,59066%52-131$415$1,365,3733Arenas Entertainment
6Girl Rising$21,3804%13--$1,645$185,5761Gathr Films
7Skyfall$19,79284%69-32$287$304,350,11218Sony / Columbia
8Hyde Park on Hudson$17,38869%391$446$6,278,87914Focus
9To the Arctic 3D$16,5447%520$318$11,551,37047Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Born to Be Wild 3D$10,02131%300$334$22,116,478101Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Movie 43$7,51539%6346$119$8,823,5627Relativity Media
12Parker$6,54231%34-17$192$17,465,4907FilmDistrict
13Bullet to the Head$4,96760%34-52$146$9,480,2386Warner Bros.
14Camp (2013)$4,89220%42$1,223$28,0513Freestyle Releasing
15Broken City$4,83462%24-45$201$19,663,2858Fox
16A Late Quartet$3,18383%71$455$1,559,61519Entertainment One / RKO
17Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$2,98359%1--$2,983$4,8631Rialto Pictures
18The Sweeney$399109%1-10$399$26,1622eOne Films US
19Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$20-57%10$20$97,26823Roadside Attractions