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. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$35,511,974--3,996--$8,887$35,511,9741Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$8,799,93592%3,9520$2,227$126,148,3022Warner Bros.
3Blended$4,373,223--3,555--$1,230$4,373,2231Warner Bros.
4Neighbors (2014)$4,293,160114%3,266-45$1,315$103,973,0253Universal
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$2,047,41999%3,160-831$648$179,148,6114Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$1,820,309165%3,0190$603$15,355,1142Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$1,096,43897%2,154-900$509$76,612,9055Fox
8Rio 2$536,207119%1,701-670$315$119,634,2477Fox
9Heaven is for Real$500,22735%1,720-1173$291$84,300,3056Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$444,23751%1,373-898$324$252,285,2358Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$562,187587%498426$1,129$1,850,4863Open Road
2Belle$427,590296%453280$944$2,627,3504Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$234,13320%861-185$272$8,199,9793Sony / TriStar
4Divergent$184,83497%644-347$287$147,394,75510Lionsgate / Summit
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$165,11144%360-270$459$56,097,55712Fox Searchlight
6The Railway Man$152,555317%600417$254$3,043,9487Weinstein Company
7The Immigrant$113,6571515%147144$773$183,9972Weinstein Company
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$108,263-30%674-1904$161$7,341,5413Clarius Entertainment
9The LEGO Movie$97,897133%323-32$303$254,612,38516Warner Bros.
10Fed Up$69,572195%10247$682$530,6083RADiUS-TWC
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$66,388214%286-33$232$109,459,24012Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12God's Not Dead$58,047-35%245-535$237$59,328,28110Freestyle / Pure Flix
13Noah$55,511165%219-67$253$100,410,8179Paramount
14Brick Mansions$42,44812%168-556$253$19,846,1565Relativity Media
15Non-Stop (2014)$42,075124%153-67$275$91,560,78013Universal
16Transcendence$27,24518%202-113$135$22,761,1596Warner Bros.
17Draft Day$22,053-11%145-350$152$28,514,6137Lionsgate / Summit
18Oculus$15,397112%105-35$147$27,480,4337Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$51,09814%392$1,310$2,020,1508Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Hornet's Nest$28,097655%5740$493$93,5723Freestyle Releasing
3Words and Pictures$22,763--10--$2,276$22,7631Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$17,64786%88-36$201$17,114,5196Open Road
5Heropanti$9,915--16--$620$9,9151UTV Motion Pictures
6The Quiet Ones$9,754-13%92-249$106$8,418,6555Lionsgate
7300: Rise of an Empire$8,441-15%71-84$119$106,539,31512Warner Bros.
8Accident (2014 re-issue)$1,962--1--$1,962$1,9621Rialto Pictures
9Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,858108%4-4$465$123,0386Rialto Pictures
10Bad Words$731-72%21-62$35$7,775,37011Focus
112 States$580-76%4-28$145$2,234,6906UTV Motion Pictures
12Blue Ruin$507-70%5-19$101$246,2925RADiUS-TWC
13The Unknown Known$30687%52$61$267,8238RADiUS-TWC
14Grand D├ępart$120--1--$120$1201Rialto Premieres