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, May. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$19,574,490--3,279--$5,970$19,574,4901Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$10,021,184181%4,3240$2,318$120,721,9062Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$2,822,086155%3,30668$854$55,302,1293Fox
4Heaven is for Real$1,642,115169%3,048118$539$69,862,1544Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,487,247192%2,701-478$551$240,864,9926Disney
6Moms' Night Out$1,247,094--1,044--$1,195$1,247,0941Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$1,148,001236%2,973-341$386$109,188,2455Fox
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,007,382--2,658--$379$1,007,3821Clarius Entertainment
9Brick Mansions$487,211111%1,954-693$249$17,335,0293Relativity Media
10Divergent$479,376233%1,233-406$389$143,803,2958Lionsgate / Summit
11God's Not Dead$331,32896%1,000-330$331$56,594,1448Freestyle / Pure Flix
12The Quiet Ones$248,652154%1,133-894$219$7,525,0413Lionsgate
13Bears$228,76823%1,243-547$184$15,239,8124Disneynature

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$398,577116%770-114$518$52,679,70510Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$225,748105%820-534$275$27,140,5395Lionsgate / Summit
3The Railway Man$121,327159%18117$670$1,944,1235Weinstein Company
4The LEGO Movie$119,091579%401181$297$253,297,19714Warner Bros.
5Noah$110,97339%477-452$233$99,486,5157Paramount
6Non-Stop (2014)$103,840638%23618$440$90,879,77511Universal
7Transcendence$100,3792%515-1260$195$21,956,4524Warner Bros.
8A Haunted House 2$98,00030%526-802$186$16,597,7864Open Road
9Oculus$78,10337%410-474$190$27,064,0605Relativity Media
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$68,711287%357-53$192$108,689,40210Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11RoboCop (2014)$39,479--146-85$270$58,396,15213Sony / Columbia
12The Monuments Men$25,304--122-23$207$77,899,75214Sony / Columbia
13300: Rise of an Empire$20,80759%191-44$109$106,112,30910Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$121,7781006%4541$2,706$268,8792Fox Searchlight
2Chef$53,272--6--$8,879$53,2721Open Road
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,53259%36-1$1,459$1,477,3526Warner Bros. / IMAX
42 States$24,968186%59-37$423$2,093,5684UTV Motion Pictures
5Blue Ruin$13,68538%611$224$170,4433RADiUS-TWC
6Godzilla: The Japanese Original$8,078203%1910$425$56,6994Rialto Pictures
7The Hornet's Nest$7,394--4--$1,849$7,3941Freestyle Releasing
83 Days to Kill$6,741158%42-22$161$30,672,40312Relativity Media
9Son of God$5,73160%68-58$84$59,651,96711Fox
10Sabotage (2014)$3,87620%51-9$76$10,488,0397Open Road
11Joe (2014)$2,9410%23-16$128$357,1325Roadside Attractions
12Bad Words$2,715-15%29-11$94$7,732,3269Focus
13Watermark$1,60356%5-6$321$81,5516eOne Films US
14Decoding Annie Parker$1,467-78%2-11$734$39,7312eOne Films US
15Philomena$1,41729%13-9$109$37,698,43525Weinstein Company
16Gloria (2014)$663163%7-2$95$2,104,20616Roadside Attractions
17Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$58525%10$585$42,47914Rialto Pictures
18The Unknown Known$122-66%6-9$20$264,9456RADiUS-TWC