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 Sun, May. 25 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$26,028,036-11%3,996--$6,514$90,823,6601Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$10,373,356-12%3,9520$2,625$148,294,7832Warner Bros.
3Blended$4,689,232-10%3,555--$1,319$14,284,0311Warner Bros.
4Neighbors (2014)$4,587,125-11%3,266-45$1,405$113,702,5253Universal
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$2,705,768-12%3,160-831$856$184,924,5804Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$2,445,172-10%3,0190$810$20,503,7852Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$1,195,924-16%2,154-900$555$77,808,8295Fox
8Rio 2$908,717-11%1,701-670$534$121,565,2467Fox
9Heaven is for Real$752,236-4%1,720-1173$437$85,833,5666Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$629,949-6%1,373-898$459$253,585,7258Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$810,166-9%498426$1,627$3,554,8853Open Road
2Belle$568,205-14%453280$1,254$3,854,5594Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$253,847-12%861-185$295$8,743,3613Sony / TriStar
4Divergent$237,500-12%644-347$369$147,901,27310Lionsgate / Summit
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$225,858-15%360-270$627$56,589,49712Fox Searchlight
6The Railway Man$185,655-13%600417$309$3,443,3367Weinstein Company
7Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$150,877-21%674-1904$224$7,683,1053Clarius Entertainment
8The LEGO Movie$146,828-10%323-32$455$254,921,74316Warner Bros.
9The Immigrant$145,160-21%147144$987$513,1142Weinstein Company
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$101,341-13%286-33$354$109,676,48512Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11God's Not Dead$92,3499%245-535$377$59,505,63610Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Noah$83,6963%219-67$382$100,575,3999Paramount
13Fed Up$82,938-9%10247$813$704,5923RADiUS-TWC
14Brick Mansions$57,277-1%168-556$341$19,961,0515Relativity Media
15Non-Stop (2014)$45,135-26%153-67$295$91,667,11513Universal
16Transcendence$30,670-17%202-113$152$22,828,8206Warner Bros.
17Draft Day$25,423-16%145-350$175$28,570,1857Lionsgate / Summit
18Oculus$21,8501%105-35$208$27,523,8417Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 25 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$50,2652%392$1,289$2,119,6998Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Words and Pictures$30,499-12%10--$3,050$87,8791Roadside Attractions
3The Hornet's Nest$28,2815%5740$496$148,6993Freestyle Releasing
4A Haunted House 2$28,112-4%88-36$319$17,171,9256Open Road
5The Quiet Ones$12,266-27%92-249$133$8,447,6585Lionsgate
6300: Rise of an Empire$12,036-5%71-84$170$106,563,98812Warner Bros.
7Heropanti$11,024-7%16--$689$32,8311UTV Motion Pictures
8Godzilla: The Japanese Original$2,4921%4-4$623$128,0026Rialto Pictures
9Accident (2014 re-issue)$1,672-23%1--$1,672$5,7981Rialto Pictures
10Bad Words$1,080-3%21-62$51$7,777,56011Focus
112 States$1,06622%4-28$267$2,236,6296UTV Motion Pictures
12The Unknown Known$4293%52$86$268,6708RADiUS-TWC
13Blue Ruin$140-70%5-19$28$246,9035RADiUS-TWC
14Grand D├ępart$83-39%1--$83$3391Rialto Premieres