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 Fri, Mar. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$22,784,019--3,936--$5,789$22,784,0191Lionsgate / Summit
2Muppets Most Wanted$4,662,265--3,194--$1,460$4,662,2651Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$2,720,472140%3,607-344$754$72,022,8563Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4300: Rise of an Empire$2,401,78579%3,085-405$779$87,489,9043Warner Bros.
5Need For Speed$2,245,867136%3,1150$721$24,869,7502Disney / DreamWorks
6Non-Stop (2014)$1,855,350153%2,945-238$630$74,130,0804Universal
7The LEGO Movie$976,506102%2,501-539$390$240,213,1807Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$935,762157%1,8960$494$10,745,7862Lionsgate
9Son of God$662,42854%2,139-851$310$53,612,0764Fox
10Frozen (2013)$166,29046%1,069-397$156$397,175,55118Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Mar. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1God's Not Dead$2,802,085--780--$3,592$2,802,0851Freestyle / Pure Flix
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,890,100445%304238$6,217$8,100,6193Fox Searchlight
3The Monuments Men$260,44145%938-656$278$74,994,1677Sony / Columbia
4Ride Along$181,955137%650-374$280$132,674,95510Universal
53 Days to Kill$168,95827%752-814$225$29,314,6005Relativity Media
6Veronica Mars$137,47965%34756$396$2,502,2232Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$120,90020%522-403$232$55,711,48523Fox Searchlight
8The Nut Job$75,17792%335-70$224$62,339,57010Open Road
9American Hustle$65,49244%281-222$233$149,639,89815Sony / Columbia
10RoboCop (2014)$63,477-4%328-637$194$56,917,6656Sony / Columbia
11About Last Night$62,99626%214-410$294$48,129,1666Sony / Screen Gems
12Philomena$56,59110%297-205$191$36,938,29618Weinstein Company
13Gravity$56,55527%202-118$280$272,920,83825Warner Bros.
14The Wolf of Wall Street$52,31469%215-71$243$116,549,02013Paramount
15Lone Survivor$39,03576%211-105$185$124,707,96613Universal
16Pompeii$37,454-35%201-470$186$22,725,6875Sony / TriStar
17Dallas Buyers Club$37,34122%178-103$210$26,954,68521Focus
18The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$35,65645%224-53$159$257,939,36515Warner Bros. / New Line
19The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$32,25079%211-57$153$424,449,83018Lionsgate
20Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$26,02684%128-24$203$50,367,13910Paramount
21August: Osage County$16,0556%141-62$114$37,554,93813Weinstein Company
22Winter's Tale$11,628483%14494$81$12,529,9076Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Mar. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Words$141,136888%8781$1,622$296,9092Focus
2That Awkward Moment$23,910102%93-29$257$25,926,9118Focus
3Her (2013)$18,01120%73-48$247$25,325,38114Warner Bros.
4Gloria (2014)$9,155-7%50-25$183$1,951,5709Roadside Attractions
5The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$8,66678%63-25$138$58,143,87313Fox
6Blood Ties$8,580--28--$306$8,5801Roadside Attractions
7Repentance$7,621-2%43-83$177$1,162,0194Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
8Walking With Dinosaurs$4,70519%59-39$80$36,003,23214Fox
9Vampire Academy$3,222797%3523$92$7,763,6177Weinstein Company
10Ernest & Celestine$2,067-8%7-2$295$84,9584GKIDS
11Stalingrad (2014)$1,909-56%13-57$147$982,4924Sony / Columbia
12The Art of the Steal (2014)$1,152-66%15-45$77$58,6682RADiUS-TWC
13Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$1,111-8%18-5$62$8,312,90217Weinstein Company
14Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$224187%1--$224$22,6327Rialto Pictures