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, Jul. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$3,684,571-30%4,2330$870$189,081,1002Paramount
2Tammy$2,553,261-24%3,46565$737$41,998,3461Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,383,752-24%3,297-14$420$144,873,2264Fox / DreamWorks Animation
422 Jump Street$1,372,873-21%3,3240$413$163,937,9604Sony / Columbia
5Earth to Echo$1,299,869-23%3,2300$402$17,837,8671Relativity Media
6Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,105,168-27%3,0490$362$19,296,9101Sony / Screen Gems
7Maleficent$905,965-21%2,389-54$379$216,926,3186Disney
8Jersey Boys$602,093-19%2,6300$229$38,623,2693Warner Bros.
9The Fault in Our Stars$512,172-20%1,865-1$275$117,629,1685Fox
10Think Like a Man Too$500,276-24%1,7290$289$58,939,2113Sony / Screen Gems
11America (2014)$472,3482%1,1050$427$5,352,7052Lionsgate
12Edge of Tomorrow$411,171-21%1,5380$267$92,299,8585Warner Bros.
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$229,417-23%1,0444$220$227,917,6997Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$180,372-12%6860$263$22,634,2149Open Road
2Begin Again$140,554-5%1750$803$2,216,2632Weinstein Company
3Snowpiercer$112,829-14%2500$451$1,885,9012RADiUS-TWC
4Rio 2$88,762-11%31112$285$129,136,27313Fox
5Neighbors (2014)$58,135-10%31517$185$148,221,6409Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$46,699-20%3520$133$198,060,3848Warner Bros.
7Blended$44,976-16%3050$147$44,322,4727Warner Bros.
8A Million Ways to Die in the West$33,025-14%22726$145$42,370,4756Universal
9Divergent$28,251-4%184-26$154$150,917,63916Lionsgate / Summit
10Belle$26,896-14%123-11$219$10,082,18410Fox Searchlight
11The Other Woman (2014)$18,602-10%142-26$131$83,657,83111Fox
12The LEGO Movie$17,592-7%2400$73$257,238,95322Warner Bros.
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$13,253-9%111-25$119$111,179,07218Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$55,12212%410$1,344$4,037,19814Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$25,451-27%91-28$280$2,558,7076eOne Films US
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$12,974-18%72-8$180$58,765,42518Fox Searchlight
4Words and Pictures$11,378-6%61-44$187$1,926,8307Roadside Attractions
5Yves Saint Laurent$6,448-1%108$645$121,7092Weinstein Company
6God's Not Dead$6,440-11%60-30$107$60,703,80716Freestyle / Pure Flix
7Fed Up$1,97147%180$110$1,492,9139RADiUS-TWC
8The Railway Man$1,6341%14-24$117$4,430,02513Weinstein Company
9Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$1,50912%120$126$198,7695RADiUS-TWC
10Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,402-17%2314$61$8,453,5659Clarius Entertainment
11The Signal (2014)$1,3752%35-145$39$592,1224Focus
12The Hornet's Nest$17-41%10$17$309,6149Freestyle Releasing