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. 28 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Noah$15,183,234--3,567--$4,257$15,183,2341Paramount
2Divergent$8,129,132165%3,9360$2,065$76,889,1402Lionsgate / Summit
3Muppets Most Wanted$2,630,480138%3,1940$824$24,468,1692Disney
4God's Not Dead$2,352,810162%1,178398$1,997$15,305,8282Freestyle / Pure Flix
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$2,208,827120%3,299-308$670$87,617,6404Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Sabotage (2014)$1,832,067--2,486--$737$1,832,0671Open Road
7Need For Speed$1,194,78998%2,705-410$442$34,612,8103Disney / DreamWorks
8300: Rise of an Empire$1,178,04375%2,601-484$453$98,023,4574Warner Bros.
9Non-Stop (2014)$1,169,430134%2,515-430$465$82,249,6055Universal
10The LEGO Movie$722,90868%2,001-500$361$245,921,6288Warner Bros.
11Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$319,12856%1,139-757$280$14,197,2333Lionsgate
12Son of God$261,1018%1,277-862$204$57,051,8435Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Mar. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$2,405,393303%977673$2,462$18,037,2084Fox Searchlight
2Cesar Chavez$1,029,545--664--$1,551$1,029,5451Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Bad Words$765,958855%842755$910$1,684,6483Focus
4The Monuments Men$124,40621%501-437$248$76,283,8678Sony / Columbia
5Ride Along$97,195114%360-290$270$133,438,07011Universal
6The Nut Job$83,17663%294-41$283$62,876,90111Open Road
7Frozen (2013)$79,0397%387-682$204$398,132,91419Disney
83 Days to Kill$62,3796%340-412$183$30,084,6526Relativity Media
9Veronica Mars$49,7369%210-137$237$3,073,8873Warner Bros.
1012 Years a Slave$37,766-12%228-294$166$56,282,09324Fox Searchlight
11Gravity$34,86949%135-67$258$273,225,52726Warner Bros.
12American Hustle$32,13544%188-93$171$149,941,95316Sony / Columbia
13The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$28,82572%185-39$156$258,131,48116Warner Bros. / New Line
14Philomena$28,580-7%202-95$141$37,247,70319Weinstein Company
15Pompeii$26,41072%162-39$163$22,904,1016Sony / TriStar
16The Wolf of Wall Street$25,85428%134-81$193$116,805,80914Paramount
17Lone Survivor$25,57562%165-46$155$124,900,12614Universal
18Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$25,290118%107-21$236$50,498,91511Paramount
19RoboCop (2014)$25,15822%168-160$150$57,207,4377Sony / Columbia
20The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$18,21848%158-53$115$424,600,27219Lionsgate
21Her (2013)$14,757116%11037$134$25,425,50015Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Mar. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1About Last Night$22,49033%91-123$247$48,367,7757Sony / Screen Gems
2Dallas Buyers Club$15,8515%99-79$160$27,151,04022Focus
3That Awkward Moment$14,79291%68-25$218$26,021,7319Focus
4August: Osage County$9,6440%81-60$119$37,648,95114Weinstein Company
5Ernest & Celestine$6,102529%125$509$104,1595GKIDS
6Gloria (2014)$5,522-12%36-14$153$2,010,25310Roadside Attractions
7Walking With Dinosaurs$4,48131%42-17$107$36,037,75415Fox
8Winter's Tale$3,992-28%85-59$47$12,582,9157Warner Bros.
9Stalingrad (2014)$2,851210%6653$43$995,7495Sony / Columbia
10Vampire Academy$1,76216%24-11$73$7,781,3748Weinstein Company
11Blood Ties$468-82%5-23$94$39,8242Roadside Attractions
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$147-60%21$74$25,1538Rialto Pictures