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, Jun. 28 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$14,416,58352%4,0040$3,601$139,242,0312Disney
2The Heat$13,718,456--3,181--$4,313$13,718,4561Fox
3White House Down$9,025,649--3,222--$2,801$9,025,6491Sony / Columbia
4World War Z$8,994,72660%3,6070$2,494$102,917,0202Paramount
5Man of Steel$6,008,58853%4,131-76$1,455$233,848,6943Warner Bros.
6This Is The End$2,602,95349%2,710-345$960$68,583,9623Sony / Columbia
7Now You See Me$1,676,61258%2,564-259$654$100,857,2035Lionsgate / Summit
8Fast & Furious 6$720,75045%1,550-867$465$231,623,5206Universal
9Star Trek Into Darkness$552,20439%1,035-530$534$219,013,0717Paramount
10The Internship$423,8837%1,008-908$421$40,703,9694Fox
11The Purge$403,9202%1,122-1079$360$61,966,6404Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$416,18099%540-384$771$404,448,2369Disney
2Epic$261,651-11%774-1220$338$102,451,1766Fox
3The Bling Ring$258,0086%630-20$410$3,771,3133A24
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$150,25849%22216$677$1,768,0064Roadside Attractions
5The Croods$143,18651%307-17$466$184,095,45615Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6The Great Gatsby (2013)$110,67317%255-107$434$142,099,3498Warner Bros.
7The Hangover Part III$101,03126%277-253$365$110,461,4606Warner Bros.
8After Earth$92,440-22%331-835$279$58,016,5105Sony / Columbia
9The East$67,58359%185-10$365$1,452,6475Fox Searchlight
1042 (2013)$55,36320%252-73$220$94,435,79112Warner Bros.
11Mud$52,48844%168-45$312$20,417,41310Roadside Attractions
12Olympus Has Fallen$28,25051%165-12$171$98,696,10215FilmDistrict
13The Big Wedding$21,16055%101-40$210$21,696,81310Lionsgate
14G.I. Joe: Retaliation$20,76134%118-21$176$122,342,33214Paramount
15Scary Movie 5$19,07445%122-12$156$31,744,80912Weinstein / Dimension
16Escape From Planet Earth$9,4374%101-37$93$56,831,49620Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghanchakkar$51,600--89--$580$51,6001UTV Motion Pictures
2The Kings of Summer$21,8554%48-17$455$862,4855CBS Films
3Unfinished Song$21,160552%1917$1,114$60,7272Weinstein Company
4Copperhead$18,922--59--$321$18,9221Brainstorm Media
5To the Arctic 3D$14,772105%520$284$12,903,71663Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Born to Be Wild 3D$8,04130%300$268$22,884,299117Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Stories We Tell$7,042-11%23-10$306$1,364,1838Roadside Attractions
8Kon-Tiki$6,896-17%34-19$203$1,341,53510Weinstein Company
9Redemption (2013)$5,304--19--$279$5,3041Roadside Attractions
10The Sapphires$4,56328%18-11$254$2,382,64715Weinstein Company
11Pain and Gain$2,965-16%26-24$114$49,352,15410Paramount
12Not Today$2,9231354%52$585$300,51012Freestyle Releasing
13Lost and Found in Armenia$2,2406%21$1,120$112,7334High Top Releasing
14Un Flic (2013 re-issue)$1,142--1--$1,142$28,81011Rialto Pictures
15Detention of the Dead$1,128--2--$564$1,1281Anchor Bay Films
16Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$97136%6-2$162$494,4419eOne Films US
17Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire$400394%1-16$400$6,6722High Top Releasing
18Made in Cleveland$227-31%3-2$76$9,0252Striped Entertainment
19The Stroller Strategy$51--1--$51$3,0413Rialto Premieres