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 Thu, May. 15 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$3,556,110-3%3,279--$1,085$65,525,2051Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,936,763-6%4,3240$448$155,366,6372Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$810,4144%3,30668$245$65,364,1933Fox
4Heaven is for Real$512,403-1%3,048118$168$77,848,5414Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$403,386-4%2,701-478$149$246,868,2466Disney
6Rio 2$311,83712%2,973-341$105$114,251,3255Fox
7Moms' Night Out$293,86432%1,044--$281$5,427,4321Sony / TriStar
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$222,9197%2,658--$84$4,607,0211Clarius Entertainment
9God's Not Dead$125,2321%1,000-330$125$58,186,3528Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Bears$124,74322%1,243-547$100$16,464,0694Disneynature
11Divergent$119,205-14%1,233-406$97$145,625,0008Lionsgate / Summit
12Brick Mansions$118,016-20%1,954-693$60$19,103,8463Relativity Media
13The Quiet Ones$33,740-33%1,133-894$30$8,196,3393Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, May. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$159,8503%770-114$208$54,436,80610Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$62,057-5%820-534$76$28,023,6195Lionsgate / Summit
3The Railway Man$47,1700%18117$261$2,444,3785Weinstein Company
4Noah$38,118-11%477-452$80$100,051,1217Paramount
5The LEGO Movie$37,6063%401181$94$253,817,65214Warner Bros.
6Transcendence$29,820-13%515-1260$58$22,355,8894Warner Bros.
7A Haunted House 2$24,196-21%526-802$46$16,967,2244Open Road
8Oculus$22,402-18%410-474$55$27,349,8705Relativity Media
9Mr. Peabody & Sherman$20,7378%357-53$58$108,998,30010Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10Non-Stop (2014)$16,4500%23618$70$91,171,10511Universal
11300: Rise of an Empire$9,1213%191-44$48$106,206,84610Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, May. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$52,0354%4541$1,156$827,2982Fox Searchlight
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,71237%36-1$1,353$1,690,6156Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Chef$22,7139%6--$3,786$282,8731Open Road
4Blue Ruin$7,4167%611$122$229,8163RADiUS-TWC
52 States$4,486-37%59-37$76$2,185,7274UTV Motion Pictures
6Decoding Annie Parker$3,700-11%2-11$1,850$48,3902eOne Films US
7Godzilla: The Japanese Original$3,506-58%2917$121$110,4384Rialto Pictures
83 Days to Kill$2,54611%42-22$61$30,697,99912Relativity Media
9Sabotage (2014)$2,32911%51-9$46$10,508,5187Open Road
10Son of God$1,90335%68-58$28$59,673,27411Fox
11Bad Words$1,326-9%29-11$46$7,742,9959Focus
12Joe (2014)$1,170-7%23-16$51$369,5635Roadside Attractions
13The Hornet's Nest$690-38%4--$173$30,4871Freestyle Releasing
14Philomena$61428%13-9$47$37,704,00325Weinstein Company
15Watermark$368-20%5-6$74$84,4646eOne Films US
16Gloria (2014)$287-17%7-2$41$2,107,92516Roadside Attractions
17Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$2513%10$251$44,80614Rialto Pictures
18The Unknown Known$172-12%6-9$29$266,2116RADiUS-TWC