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 Wed, Jun. 11 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$4,168,922-17%3,173--$1,314$62,269,7841Fox
2Maleficent$3,986,901-15%3,9480$1,010$140,922,5832Disney
3Edge of Tomorrow$2,772,354-20%3,490--$794$38,182,3231Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,707,464-16%3,639-362$469$195,050,4803Fox
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$914,865-14%3,1602$290$33,229,7052Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$743,117-13%3,110-391$239$187,564,6004Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$736,505-8%2,674-265$275$140,199,7055Universal
8Blended$548,296-10%2,928-627$187$38,245,8403Warner Bros.
9Chef$374,883-7%1,298674$289$11,487,9925Open Road
10Million Dollar Arm$296,117-4%1,643-686$180$32,421,2614Disney
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$279,430-12%1,481-671$189$197,216,6246Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio 2$153,5123%702-281$219$126,105,5009Fox
2Belle$119,447-5%476-49$251$7,941,2536Fox Searchlight
3The Other Woman (2014)$71,135-5%489-625$145$82,434,9177Fox
4Heaven is for Real$69,906-1%446-276$157$89,007,5178Sony / TriStar
5The LEGO Movie$59,6557%274-28$218$256,041,20418Warner Bros.
6The Grand Seduction$46,115-31%10713$431$967,8152eOne Films US
7Divergent$43,650-3%298-75$146$149,192,95312Lionsgate / Summit
8Mr. Peabody & Sherman$37,9400%224-30$169$110,443,63114Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Holiday (2014)$36,677-27%144--$255$515,4021Reliance Entertainment
10The Grand Budapest Hotel$35,8811%185-64$194$57,880,42614Fox Searchlight
11God's Not Dead$32,052-1%20045$160$60,138,00612Freestyle / Pure Flix
12The Immigrant$29,676-8%145-5$205$1,507,7044Weinstein Company
13Moms' Night Out$26,622-19%292-91$91$10,000,1145Sony / TriStar
14Noah$14,065-2%136-46$103$101,086,10411Paramount
15The Railway Man$13,360-7%177-319$75$4,269,9079Weinstein Company
16Draft Day$7,2906%113-60$65$28,806,0829Lionsgate / Summit
17Transcendence$3,9782%105-23$38$22,993,6978Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$42,96111%390$1,102$2,774,49810Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Words and Pictures$36,8225%9885$376$639,0613Roadside Attractions
3Fed Up$19,0561%88-16$217$1,267,4365RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$12,3295%9954$125$20,155,4577Relativity Media
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$9,808-3%84-96$117$8,309,9515Clarius Entertainment
6Oculus$3,8325%47-36$82$27,659,1009Relativity Media
7A Haunted House 2$3,520-4%44-30$80$17,325,7918Open Road
8Filmistaan$1,564-27%24--$65$37,0771UTV Motion Pictures
9The Hornet's Nest$1,53210%16-26$96$292,6785Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$85048%3-3$283$255,4837RADiUS-TWC
11The Unknown Known$325-11%3--$108$272,43610RADiUS-TWC
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$291--1-3$291$138,7908Rialto Pictures
13Heropanti$110340%3-8$37$62,3803UTV Motion Pictures