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 Sat, Jun. 28 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$32,434,708-23%4,233--$7,662$74,302,8431Paramount
222 Jump Street$6,172,21120%3,426120$1,802$135,744,5343Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$5,156,66225%3,750-518$1,375$117,991,9833Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Think Like a Man Too$4,258,37226%2,2250$1,914$45,410,1312Sony / Screen Gems
5Maleficent$3,307,49327%3,073-377$1,076$199,539,5345Disney
6Jersey Boys$3,163,70640%2,9050$1,089$25,155,6302Warner Bros.
7Edge of Tomorrow$2,211,15838%2,535-677$872$82,759,6614Warner Bros.
8The Fault in Our Stars$1,737,270-6%2,845-495$611$108,330,3884Fox
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,347,48439%2,014-667$669$222,407,4276Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$717,12565%801-160$895$18,908,3778Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$372,36325%750-615$496$196,755,1737Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$336,80536%510-523$660$147,039,5958Universal
4Blended$251,97939%475-367$530$43,386,4856Warner Bros.
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$234,19538%483-934$485$41,562,4055Universal
6Rio 2$174,35624%32212$541$128,018,21512Fox
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$134,62339%274-160$491$200,094,3419Sony / Columbia
8Belle$106,83449%175-69$610$9,578,5219Fox Searchlight
9The Grand Seduction$98,56246%119-5$828$2,091,5985eOne Films US
10Heaven is for Real$90,57728%21110$429$90,099,73811Sony / TriStar
11Divergent$77,69824%210-79$370$150,489,12015Lionsgate / Summit
12The Other Woman (2014)$66,05432%195-36$339$83,358,23910Fox
13Words and Pictures$58,16354%105-70$554$1,691,3756Roadside Attractions
14The LEGO Movie$54,30411%33520$162$256,956,99621Warner Bros.
15Moms' Night Out$32,25015%11767$276$10,253,1088Sony / TriStar
16Mr. Peabody & Sherman$31,41620%141-38$223$110,995,07217Fox / DreamWorks Animation
17The Signal (2014)$27,38834%180-24$152$534,0573Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snowpiercer$68,39749%8--$8,550$114,2491RADiUS-TWC
2Begin Again$55,27428%5--$11,055$98,5771Weinstein Company
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$52,76866%90-22$586$58,514,82817Fox Searchlight
4Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$50,1214%410$1,222$3,499,87013Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Immigrant$28,62760%61-49$469$1,962,7747Weinstein Company
6God's Not Dead$23,62030%90-22$262$60,586,92615Freestyle / Pure Flix
7Brick Mansions$15,223-35%31-29$491$20,343,94010Relativity Media
8America (2014)$12,300-1%3--$4,100$24,6641Lionsgate
9Yves Saint Laurent$10,02844%2--$5,014$28,6351Weinstein Company
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$9,92379%31-15$320$167,1894RADiUS-TWC
11Fed Up$8,80524%32-15$275$1,445,9028RADiUS-TWC
12The Railway Man$7,31271%38-46$192$4,402,50312Weinstein Company
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,4437%21-31$164$8,430,7138Clarius Entertainment
14Radio Free Albemuth$2,13821%10--$214$3,9111Freestyle Releasing
15The Hornet's Nest$308103%2-1$154$306,6908Freestyle Releasing
16The Unknown Known$20033%1-1$200$276,30613RADiUS-TWC