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, May. 12 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$20,758,656-35%4,2530$4,881$284,946,6992Disney
2The Great Gatsby (2013)$13,014,833-26%3,535--$3,682$50,085,1841Warner Bros.
3Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$1,680,868-3%2,041--$824$4,611,5341Lionsgate
4Pain and Gain$1,537,857-28%3,30316$466$41,609,2293Paramount
542 (2013)$1,502,863-24%2,930-415$513$84,670,0885Warner Bros.
6The Croods$1,300,839-20%2,650-265$491$173,224,5058Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Oblivion (2013)$1,287,910-28%2,770-660$465$81,906,2804Universal
8The Big Wedding$953,253-1%2,298-335$415$18,278,0533Lionsgate
9Scary Movie 5$139,145-58%1,007-850$138$30,613,9725Weinstein / Dimension

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$828,572-23%852276$973$8,558,5783Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$284,023-45%774-386$367$230,260,55310Disney
3Olympus Has Fallen$242,110-23%836-796$290$96,619,1428FilmDistrict
4Jurassic Park 3D$215,650-19%653-327$330$44,752,8456Universal
5The Place Beyond the Pines$214,142-32%669-493$320$20,008,8697Focus
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$169,333-39%750-1054$226$119,764,2947Paramount
7Jack the Giant Slayer$84,770-20%281-54$302$64,482,91311Warner Bros. / New Line
8Tyler Perry's Temptation$73,729-1%278-226$265$51,699,4947Lionsgate
9Evil Dead$72,852-45%443-516$164$53,756,7746Sony / TriStar
10Identity Thief$62,850-22%279-21$225$133,714,59014Universal
11The Sapphires$47,765-20%118-5$405$1,837,7698Weinstein Company
12The Host (2013)$44,380-34%30111$147$26,366,0367Open Road
13Snitch (2013)$39,872-18%188-27$212$42,687,50612Lionsgate / Summit
14Silver Linings Playbook$36,739-30%323-145$114$131,927,47526Weinstein Company
15Escape From Planet Earth$33,575-24%254-3$132$55,340,71813Weinstein Company
16Admission$22,595-19%15643$145$17,873,5168Focus
17The Call$20,865-52%121-79$172$51,069,3879Sony / TriStar
18Safe Haven$11,511-39%124-45$93$71,281,71013Relativity Media
19Side Effects (2013)$10,585-32%108-57$98$32,154,41014Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Filly Brown$28,46819%92-112$309$2,725,7164Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Kon-Tiki$27,737-27%228$1,261$225,4973Weinstein Company
3Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$17,65021%4323$410$142,8852Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$15,713-15%2319$683$106,7802eOne Films US
5Life of Pi$14,610-8%70-29$209$124,817,43025Fox
6Quartet$14,2172%59-27$241$18,158,90318Weinstein Company
7No One Lives$12,966-23%53--$245$47,8001Anchor Bay Films
8From Up on Poppy Hill$12,39512%37-2$335$897,1119GKIDS
9To the Arctic 3D$11,621-16%520$223$12,445,08056Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Stories We Tell$7,037-52%2--$3,519$27,0531Roadside Attractions
11Trance$6,202-36%40-46$155$2,268,6926Fox Searchlight
12Dark Skies$5,311-17%290$183$17,387,71112Weinstein / Dimension
13A Good Day to Die Hard$5,233-38%50-22$105$67,323,60813Fox
1421 And Over$3,788-25%37-45$102$25,675,76511Relativity Media
15The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$3,31721%6-4$553$549,63211Methinx Entertainment
16Born to Be Wild 3D$3,021-30%300$101$22,616,318110Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Spring Breakers$2,394-53%16-27$150$14,030,7389A24
18Starbuck$2,368-7%9-19$263$3,777,5708eOne Films US
19Girl Rising$2,13014%6324$34$1,148,29710Gathr Films
20Emperor$1,826-16%10-10$183$3,319,35610Roadside Attractions
21Not Today$1,73914%52$348$159,1305Freestyle Releasing
22The Lords of Salem$1,361-35%15-35$91$1,163,5084Anchor Bay Films
23The Painting (2013)$907-60%1--$907$3,6271GKIDS
24Camp (2013)$475-27%3-9$158$314,95812Freestyle Releasing
25Django Unchained$376-46%5-7$75$162,804,64820Weinstein Company