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, Apr. 12 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Captain America: The Winter Soldier$17,734,35549%3,9380$4,503$147,209,2672Disney
2Rio 2$15,473,22929%3,948--$3,919$27,480,5961Fox
3Oculus$4,378,082-12%2,648--$1,653$9,344,9811Relativity Media
4Draft Day$3,815,9857%2,781--$1,372$7,375,1771Lionsgate / Summit
5Divergent$3,203,85241%3,110-521$1,030$122,848,7884Lionsgate / Summit
6Noah$3,192,49855%3,282-289$973$82,672,9623Paramount
7God's Not Dead$2,146,44035%1,860102$1,154$39,096,4914Freestyle / Pure Flix
8The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,821,08854%1,467204$1,241$38,425,1196Fox Searchlight
9Muppets Most Wanted$993,11978%2,261-791$439$45,028,4524Disney
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$834,83177%2,001-930$417$104,695,3156Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Non-Stop (2014)$342,55555%762-962$450$89,267,8407Universal
2Need For Speed$313,47349%613-1166$511$41,918,1735Disney / DreamWorks
3Bad Words$264,72545%763-311$347$6,977,8215Focus
4The LEGO Movie$216,11080%610-740$354$251,395,07510Warner Bros.
5Frozen (2013)$186,38692%34423$542$399,343,65821Disney
6300: Rise of an Empire$184,68142%525-1030$352$104,894,5556Warner Bros.
7Sabotage (2014)$147,24646%751-1735$196$9,956,4903Open Road
8Son of God$114,32867%905424$126$58,854,8837Fox
9Cesar Chavez$104,51727%305-359$343$5,087,9123Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Nut Job$79,12167%261-24$303$63,739,29213Open Road
11The Monuments Men$75,34739%265-43$284$77,211,57510Sony / Columbia
12Ride Along$64,52552%177-59$365$134,103,47513Universal
13RoboCop (2014)$60,94956%19476$314$57,496,0619Sony / Columbia
14Frankie & Alice$56,70550%1710$332$557,3412Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
15Gravity$56,67346%202-53$281$273,799,85528Warner Bros.
16Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$39,93467%135-290$296$15,830,2765Lionsgate
17Philomena$23,54148%157-40$150$37,561,71221Weinstein Company
18The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$12,33466%101-29$122$258,347,72218Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$49,7126%370$1,344$405,4752Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Joe (2014)$45,12753%48--$940$74,6321Roadside Attractions
3Dom Hemingway$30,26845%4238$721$100,9652Fox Searchlight
4The Unknown Known$27,39153%80--$342$133,6612RADiUS-TWC
5The Railway Man$26,53047%4--$6,633$44,6081Weinstein Company
6Cuban Fury$24,50738%79--$310$42,2211eOne Films US
73 Days to Kill$17,26831%83-48$208$30,446,3318Relativity Media
8Pompeii$16,91456%93-41$182$23,155,7398Sony / TriStar
912 Years a Slave$13,79046%64-64$215$56,558,15626Fox Searchlight
10Ernest & Celestine$10,418112%3915$267$202,9157GKIDS
11Dallas Buyers Club$7,71660%33-19$234$27,267,11224Focus
12Her (2013)$7,32561%38-47$193$25,551,43017Warner Bros.
13Afflicted$7,0339%34-10$207$116,3462CBS Films
14About Last Night$6,41077%26-18$247$48,497,0509Sony / Screen Gems
15Gloria (2014)$4,84094%247$202$2,060,39412Roadside Attractions
16August: Osage County$3,60771%27-15$134$37,716,12316Weinstein Company
17Veronica Mars$3,55430%23-51$155$3,307,5875Warner Bros.
18Watermark$2,431-39%31$810$18,3332eOne Films US
19Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$23581%1-2$235$29,21010Rialto Pictures