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, Jun. 2 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$10,376,090-26%3,68628$2,815$171,003,9652Universal
2Now You See Me$8,446,088-22%2,925--$2,888$29,350,3891Lionsgate / Summit
3After Earth$7,411,913-28%3,401--$2,179$27,520,0401Sony / Columbia
4Epic$5,336,214-25%3,89412$1,370$65,377,4912Fox
5Star Trek Into Darkness$5,202,020-27%3,585-322$1,451$181,537,3813Paramount
6The Hangover Part III$4,647,009-29%3,56510$1,304$88,540,9082Warner Bros.
7Iron Man 3$2,549,285-30%2,895-529$881$385,187,7365Disney
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$1,922,555-27%2,635-455$730$128,508,2094Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$360,424-34%579-133$622$16,884,9906Roadside Attractions
2The Croods$202,396-31%506-502$400$180,588,68511Fox / DreamWorks Animation
342 (2013)$150,935-31%501-414$301$92,331,6858Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$98,325-43%357-215$275$88,067,6707Universal
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$81,002-32%286-60$283$121,588,60310Paramount
6Escape From Planet Earth$61,757-27%268-78$230$56,322,42716Weinstein Company
7Pain and Gain$39,347-43%207-796$190$49,055,6286Paramount
8Identity Thief$33,750-42%150-37$225$134,455,17517Universal
9The Call$32,604-34%138-28$236$51,752,09012Sony / TriStar
10The Place Beyond the Pines$26,145-28%103-25$254$21,135,65910Focus
11Olympus Has Fallen$25,077-37%149-60$168$97,867,13911FilmDistrict
12The Big Wedding$21,967-33%126-139$174$21,285,9806Lionsgate
13Jack the Giant Slayer$20,650-34%143-42$144$65,111,33414Warner Bros. / New Line
14Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$17,677-42%121-364$146$9,040,6634Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 2 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$43,506-29%7410$588$897,1376Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$32,062-39%3913$822$901,4244Roadside Attractions
3The East$24,475-26%4--$6,119$77,0311Fox Searchlight
4The Kings of Summer$17,972-23%4--$4,493$58,9621CBS Films
5Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$16,283-1%381$429$388,3345eOne Films US
6The Sapphires$15,114-41%58-3$261$2,208,57911Weinstein Company
7We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$10,900-13%117$991$73,5662Focus World
8Not Today$9,211-46%1813$512$242,5968Freestyle Releasing
9To the Arctic 3D$5,812-35%520$112$12,693,77559Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Scary Movie 5$5,022-31%51-120$98$31,411,3548Weinstein / Dimension
11Evil Dead$4,092-12%40-18$102$54,136,8559Sony / TriStar
12From Up on Poppy Hill$3,9943%12-12$333$982,95112GKIDS
13Spring Breakers$3,846-8%40-30$96$14,113,34212A24
14Born to Be Wild 3D$3,118-30%300$104$22,724,241113Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Quartet$2,918-39%17-13$172$18,262,05921Weinstein Company
16Silver Linings Playbook$2,260-33%23-12$98$132,088,91029Weinstein Company
17Admission$1,895-1%12-14$158$18,004,22511Focus
18Emperor$1,408-17%6-2$235$3,342,07013Roadside Attractions
19A Pig Across Paris (2013 re-issue)$350-1%10$350$17,8242Rialto Pictures
20The Painting (2013)$8040%1-5$80$20,8354GKIDS
21Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$75-88%2--$38$7751Cinema Purgatorio