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, Jul. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$17,433,06530%4,0036$4,355$215,367,0252Universal
2Grown Ups 2$14,619,533-10%3,491--$4,188$30,931,3551Sony / Columbia
3Pacific Rim$12,733,493-13%3,275--$3,888$27,296,4271Warner Bros.
4The Heat$5,720,65933%3,128-56$1,829$108,372,3223Fox
5The Lone Ranger$4,720,87535%3,9040$1,209$68,173,5122Disney
6Monsters University$4,304,70930%3,142-597$1,370$234,760,6244Disney
7World War Z$3,750,13035%3,003-313$1,249$174,195,1824Paramount
8White House Down$2,549,56736%2,566-656$994$61,236,5823Sony / Columbia
9Man of Steel$1,944,84143%2,150-755$905$279,477,8775Warner Bros.
10This Is The End$1,124,70631%1,394-710$807$90,774,0335Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$1,914,28619%89216$2,146$24,895,1212Lionsgate / Summit
2Now You See Me$555,75639%850-756$654$112,933,6867Lionsgate / Summit
3Star Trek Into Darkness$295,93356%403-162$734$224,160,8339Paramount
4Fast & Furious 6$233,24033%392-225$595$236,394,0108Universal
5Epic$189,61327%352-76$539$104,730,0798Fox
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$112,32356%138-32$814$3,450,7086Roadside Attractions
7After Earth$108,10934%238-32$454$59,298,6677Sony / Columbia
8The Croods$102,24733%243-26$421$185,553,30917Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9The Internship$90,07533%233-146$387$43,160,5516Fox
10The Hangover Part III$78,18929%265-73$295$111,590,3638Warner Bros.
11The Great Gatsby (2013)$65,84236%125-60$527$143,164,59110Warner Bros.
12The Purge$64,44031%179-77$360$63,785,6456Universal
13Mud$60,16766%1132$532$21,030,97812Roadside Attractions
14Pain and Gain$29,89449%150-20$199$49,638,15212Paramount
1542 (2013)$25,38837%105-77$242$94,910,90414Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$480,55157%7960$6,083$1,530,5012Fox Searchlight
2Fruitvale Station$138,8009%7--$19,829$266,2451Weinstein Company
3Unfinished Song$107,26273%9121$1,179$714,9174Weinstein Company
4The Bling Ring$63,30837%97-62$653$5,409,7535A24
5The East$41,23961%71-31$581$2,099,0317Fox Searchlight
6The Kings of Summer$30,32746%565$542$1,185,8447CBS Films
7Scary Movie 5$29,89436%33-10$906$31,930,03314Weinstein / Dimension
8Escape From Planet Earth$23,21830%55-7$422$56,937,16522Weinstein Company
9Stories We Tell$10,56367%281$377$1,475,28910Roadside Attractions
10Kon-Tiki$7,72146%21-3$368$1,436,27412Weinstein Company
11G.I. Joe: Retaliation$6,77243%41-22$165$122,505,75116Paramount
12The Sapphires$3,59822%150$240$2,436,07217Weinstein Company
13Copperhead$2,217150%5-10$443$118,1773Brainstorm Media
14Revelation Road 2$2,023124%5--$405$2,9261Freestyle Releasing
15Not Today$1,97054%1-1$1,970$316,39314Freestyle Releasing
16Pawn Shop Chronicles$1,524-21%15--$102$3,4601Anchor Bay Films
17Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$1,47412%31$491$506,98011eOne Films US