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, Dec. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Frozen (2013)$15,063,237124%3,7420$4,025$124,424,4933Disney
2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$11,922,87853%4,1630$2,864$329,363,6123Lionsgate
3Thor: The Dark World$2,272,98075%3,074-212$739$192,468,5995Disney
4Out of the Furnace$2,119,55912%2,101--$1,009$4,034,3261Relativity Media
5Delivery Man$1,715,41552%2,905-131$591$23,871,2823Disney / DreamWorks
6Homefront$1,505,30348%2,5700$586$14,420,7292Open Road
7The Best Man Holiday$1,261,55562%1,577-140$800$66,607,7854Universal
8The Book Thief$1,185,27056%1,31682$901$11,321,8825Fox
9Last Vegas$581,26758%1,539-315$378$60,269,9816CBS Films
1012 Years a Slave$525,28566%1,082-83$485$34,713,1908Fox Searchlight
11Black Nativity$519,59089%1,5259$341$6,172,8892Fox Searchlight
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$386,94760%1,157-346$334$99,830,0207Paramount
13Free Birds$164,440170%1,202-1085$137$53,672,1846Relativity Media
14Lee Daniels' The Butler$122,27076%1,007936$121$115,848,83917Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$1,003,31160%8350$1,202$7,601,4043Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$692,08463%73438$943$12,064,7956Focus
3Gravity$577,09674%900-116$641$251,183,30010Warner Bros.
4Nebraska$254,07285%11311$2,248$2,108,6464Paramount Vantage
5Captain Phillips$240,75861%640-167$376$103,380,7199Sony / Columbia
6Ender's Game$224,56268%608-235$369$59,994,2416Lionsgate / Summit
7Oldboy (2013)$123,36337%5830$212$1,868,7122FilmDistrict
8About Time$99,75063%266-65$375$14,941,5286Universal
9Despicable Me 2$83,160113%252-19$330$367,108,81523Universal
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$78,622131%312-395$252$115,218,83211Sony / Columbia
11All Is Lost$49,90584%147-7$339$5,456,7398Roadside Attractions
12Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$26,768125%140-23$191$68,300,01118Fox
13Insidious: Chapter 2$23,39481%122-18$192$83,516,60113FilmDistrict
14Don Jon$20,82435%12599$167$24,345,23011Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Llewyn Davis$159,32429%4--$39,831$282,6641CBS Films
2Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$33,19470%40$8,299$158,4722Weinstein Company
3Enough Said$31,53889%94-27$336$17,276,24412Fox Searchlight
4Escape Plan$16,53851%81-60$204$24,600,4698Lionsgate / Summit
5Instructions Not Included$14,19768%46-22$309$44,443,86015Lionsgate / Pantelion
6The Family (2013)$12,26656%96-34$128$36,850,74513Relativity Media
7The Counselor$9,41234%71-7$133$16,887,3267Fox
8Twice Born$5,88742%10--$589$10,0381eOne Films US
9Gori Tere Pyaar Mein$1,41061%6-50$235$340,7573Reliance Entertainment