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, Oct. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$12,125,859-34%3,66085$3,313$122,323,1752Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$6,779,444-35%3,020--$2,245$25,718,3141Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$4,170,948-31%3,874-127$1,077$77,611,4193Sony / Columbia
4Runner Runner$1,048,278-33%3,0260$346$14,159,2462Fox
5Prisoners$1,006,976-36%2,855-381$353$53,590,2714Warner Bros.
6Machete Kills$987,143-30%2,538--$389$3,837,1831Open Road
7Insidious: Chapter 2$681,051-45%2,156-451$316$78,517,5095FilmDistrict
8Rush (2013)$670,950-33%2,130-178$315$22,222,9244Universal
9Don Jon$644,591-33%1,996-426$323$20,170,6033Relativity Media
10Baggage Claim$496,326-49%1,320-710$376$18,230,5403Fox Searchlight
11We're the Millers$269,837-46%1,150-456$235$146,525,20510Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Family (2013)$159,084-38%1,050-973$152$35,808,1945Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pulling Strings$533,28610%42841$1,246$4,244,6862Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Enough Said$508,730-41%606169$839$8,162,8554Fox Searchlight
3Instructions Not Included$409,576-2%711-147$576$42,716,4547Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$177,376-36%980-583$181$113,544,4439Weinstein Company
5Grace Unplugged$156,034-27%502-9$311$1,748,6562Roadside Attractions
6Despicable Me 2$143,225-37%434-51$330$363,060,13015Universal
7Romeo and Juliet (2013)$129,125-35%461--$280$520,1161Relativity Media
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$99,558-35%404-109$246$66,475,60210Fox
9Riddick$73,100-35%430-365$170$41,658,4206Universal
10Grown Ups 2$72,470-42%261-74$278$132,827,60514Sony / Columbia
11The Smurfs 2$71,690-36%268112$268$70,333,62611Sony / Columbia
12The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$67,583-38%147--$460$254,2791Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
13The Wolverine$48,357-39%227-14$213$131,844,93412Fox
14Turbo$45,921-35%187-35$246$82,445,35413Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15Battle of the Year$45,147-26%210-697$215$8,792,6564Sony / Screen Gems
162 Guns$32,370-36%166-34$195$75,422,68511Universal
17Besharam$29,851-7%126-91$237$644,1722Reliance Entertainment
18Red 2$26,149-43%168-35$156$53,215,97913Lionsgate / Summit
19The Heat$23,714-47%139-43$171$159,279,40116Fox
20Elysium$23,076-39%140-82$165$92,370,04510Sony / TriStar
21The Conjuring$16,098-49%145-57$111$137,274,46413Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Linsanity$14,704-26%167$919$184,3782Ketchup Entertainment
2You're Next$13,491-30%8742$155$18,474,2688Lionsgate
3In a World...$13,136-27%54-24$243$2,780,74110Roadside Attractions
4The Wizard of Oz 3D$10,720-14%50-196$214$5,493,1814Warner Bros.
5A.C.O.D.$10,129-31%1815$563$60,5332The Film Arcade
6Pacific Rim$9,836-29%52-40$189$101,785,48214Warner Bros.
7Haute Cuisine$7,986-16%30-30$266$153,0944Weinstein Company
8The World's End$7,706-48%73-58$106$25,902,9208Focus
9The Way, Way Back$5,897-44%63-68$94$21,425,33615Fox Searchlight
10The Spectacular Now$5,208-30%33-25$158$6,777,90911A24
11We Are What We Are (2013)$4,821-23%135$371$47,5103eOne Films US
12Fruitvale Station$3,514-28%41-35$86$16,072,92414Weinstein Company
13Salinger$2,881-24%16-5$180$575,7756Weinstein Company
14The Grandmaster$2,585-12%16-19$162$6,585,4518Weinstein Company
15Thanks for Sharing$2,421-22%16-49$151$1,032,4814Roadside Attractions
16Populaire$1,304-43%21-37$62$166,9056Weinstein Company
17The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$577-27%20$289$18,8303Rialto Pictures
18C.O.G.$83-48%1-3$83$55,3014Screen Media / Focus World
19Cassadaga$62-67%3--$21$1,6781Archstone Distribution