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, Jan. 11 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lone Survivor$14,461,7750%2,8752873$5,030$29,247,0863Universal
2Frozen (2013)$7,136,347129%3,239-79$2,203$312,843,6348Disney
3The Wolf of Wall Street$3,838,55141%2,521-36$1,523$76,142,4303Paramount
4American Hustle$3,814,98148%2,629111$1,451$99,350,1445Sony / Columbia
5The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$3,689,79880%3,075-655$1,200$239,939,3005Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Legend Of Hercules$3,493,32410%2,104--$1,660$6,654,7391Lionsgate / Summit
7Saving Mr. Banks$2,970,81253%2,671561$1,112$67,286,2395Disney
8Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$2,781,66032%2,88316$965$27,053,9862Paramount
9Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$2,694,91544%3,012-395$895$116,981,9714Paramount
10Her (2013)$2,229,13721%1,7291682$1,289$7,476,5184Warner Bros.
11The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$2,083,46472%1,762-381$1,182$412,684,2098Lionsgate
12The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$2,003,92153%2,584-338$776$51,606,4733Fox
13Grudge Match$890,34454%2,005-851$444$27,971,4643Warner Bros.
1447 Ronin$706,68051%1,359-1331$520$35,975,4203Universal
15Walking With Dinosaurs$688,249218%1,339-1221$514$33,213,4244Fox
16Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$556,21287%1,040-434$535$51,618,3025Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1August: Osage County$3,110,20042%905900$3,437$5,850,2103Weinstein Company
2Inside Llewyn Davis$867,40155%729573$1,190$8,858,4186CBS Films
3Philomena$599,49951%6070$988$21,552,3238Weinstein Company
4Nebraska$379,66561%521281$729$7,945,0769Paramount Vantage
5Gravity$195,98374%155-10$1,264$256,114,52915Warner Bros.
6The Book Thief$178,89252%303-26$590$19,646,20310Fox
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$166,370142%264-14$630$117,973,97516Sony / Columbia
8Thor: The Dark World$151,37078%257-34$589$203,856,04410Disney
912 Years a Slave$127,10082%114-37$1,115$38,830,63713Fox Searchlight
10Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$120,23356%363-647$331$7,682,4047Weinstein Company
11Dallas Buyers Club$113,38971%125-3$907$16,621,92411Focus
12Last Vegas$80,20453%240-17$334$63,347,64911CBS Films
13Free Birds$78,546161%232-21$339$55,073,51011Relativity Media
14Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$62,68666%192-28$326$101,795,16812Paramount
15Captain Phillips$43,36754%1149$380$104,963,66314Sony / Columbia
16Lee Daniels' The Butler$41,15452%1363$303$116,405,00122Weinstein Company
17Despicable Me 2$33,565158%137-14$245$368,029,77028Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dhoom 3$48,428116%43-95$1,126$8,003,5814Yash Raj Films
2Escape Plan$17,54373%77-7$228$25,110,17213Lionsgate / Summit
3All Is Lost$15,19159%69-2$220$6,096,27413Roadside Attractions
4Justin Bieber's Believe$13,12262%75-962$175$6,178,8443Open Road
5Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$6,912137%33-6$209$68,533,34523Fox
6Out of the Furnace$5,48522%37-22$148$11,211,0756Relativity Media
7Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1$2,00093%1--$2,000$3,0361Anchor Bay Films