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. 20 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conjuring$13,939,346-18%2,903--$4,802$30,895,4631Warner Bros. / New Line
2Despicable Me 2$10,027,47534%3,820-183$2,625$268,595,5953Universal
3Turbo$8,507,43728%3,806--$2,235$24,838,1421Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Grown Ups 2$7,850,70322%3,4910$2,249$73,795,3142Sony / Columbia
5Red 2$6,892,4619%3,016--$2,285$13,241,7671Lionsgate / Summit
6Pacific Rim$6,357,89835%3,28510$1,935$63,361,6262Warner Bros.
7R.I.P.D.$4,605,995-4%2,852--$1,615$9,425,8751Universal
8The Heat$3,843,31835%2,689-439$1,429$126,656,3984Fox
9World War Z$2,107,17736%2,066-937$1,020$185,398,6535Paramount
10Monsters University$2,054,46236%2,186-956$940$247,559,3825Disney
11The Lone Ranger$1,799,61636%2,273-1631$792$80,029,4493Disney
12White House Down$1,022,72843%1,454-1112$703$67,788,8494Sony / Columbia
13Man of Steel$744,86448%1,050-1100$709$284,430,3806Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$959,08154%304225$3,155$3,975,2913Fox Searchlight
2Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$833,15826%748-144$1,114$29,405,5973Lionsgate / Summit
3This Is The End$480,97735%622-772$773$94,087,0146Sony / Columbia
4Girl Most Likely$280,40224%351--$799$506,1521Roadside Attractions
5Now You See Me$181,74236%333-517$546$114,289,9298Lionsgate / Summit
6Star Trek Into Darkness$164,20349%250-153$657$225,008,41410Paramount
7Epic$153,95931%319-33$483$105,486,0369Fox
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$130,61429%302177$432$143,562,00711Warner Bros.
9Fast & Furious 6$129,73531%279-113$465$237,027,7609Universal
10The Internship$93,81936%202-31$464$43,519,5617Fox
11The Croods$84,89135%212-31$400$185,977,34618Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12After Earth$78,28240%189-49$414$59,692,9288Sony / Columbia
13The Purge$49,14024%156-23$315$64,023,8557Universal
14The Hangover Part III$44,39134%202-63$220$111,847,7039Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fruitvale Station$284,71224%3427$8,374$1,106,7152Weinstein Company
2Unfinished Song$70,90861%88-3$806$1,029,0565Weinstein Company
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$62,22659%95-43$655$3,788,5657Roadside Attractions
4Mud$42,91667%77-36$557$21,213,98613Roadside Attractions
5The Bling Ring$27,77332%38-59$731$5,607,3696A24
6The East$15,44757%31-40$498$2,199,1398Fox Searchlight
7The Kings of Summer$15,34930%35-21$439$1,278,1438CBS Films
842 (2013)$13,04218%85-20$153$94,992,10115Warner Bros.
9Pain and Gain$11,83850%70-80$169$49,726,16513Paramount
10Copperhead$9,08419%3631$252$138,1674Brainstorm Media
11Stories We Tell$7,86118%22-6$357$1,509,74611Roadside Attractions
12Kon-Tiki$3,87230%9-12$430$1,463,93813Weinstein Company
13Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$2,4932368%41$623$515,94812eOne Films US
14Scary Movie 5$1,09876%8-25$137$32,013,44715Weinstein / Dimension
15The Sapphires$867127%10-5$87$2,447,40618Weinstein Company
16Escape From Planet Earth$485104%7-48$69$57,011,56523Weinstein Company
17Not Today$71-42%10$71$317,89115Freestyle Releasing