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. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$6,676,696-31%3,967--$1,683$97,126,0681Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,950,628-25%3,913-320$498$215,395,5663Paramount
3Tammy$1,632,167-23%3,4650$471$62,345,7832Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,181,499-21%2,885-412$410$155,975,0905Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Earth to Echo$1,068,812-19%3,2300$331$27,903,1702Relativity Media
622 Jump Street$1,009,413-20%2,811-513$359$175,036,4485Sony / Columbia
7Maleficent$787,826-20%2,077-312$379$224,486,3067Disney
8Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$641,982-23%3,0490$211$27,224,3462Sony / Screen Gems
9Jersey Boys$404,200-13%1,968-662$205$42,926,5094Warner Bros.
10America (2014)$395,250-6%1,1050$358$9,403,3433Lionsgate
11The Fault in Our Stars$290,357-16%1,002-863$290$120,549,1286Fox
12Think Like a Man Too$255,338-22%1,231-498$207$62,664,1464Sony / Screen Gems
13Edge of Tomorrow$248,101-21%1,103-435$225$95,302,6486Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$396,406-18%939764$422$6,406,9403Weinstein Company
2Chef$196,255-7%70115$280$24,657,76410Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$143,811-22%655-389$220$229,642,4388Fox
4Snowpiercer$95,7742%356106$269$2,912,6013RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$76,407-18%285-26$268$129,862,19314Fox
6Blended$52,842-18%33530$158$44,883,1808Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$52,010-7%267-48$195$148,789,32510Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$36,536-12%303-49$121$198,468,6229Warner Bros.
9The LEGO Movie$30,85517%350110$88$257,417,50423Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$28,1103%188-39$150$42,694,5607Universal
11Belle$21,617-15%107-16$202$10,316,19211Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$57,7361%5--$11,547$565,5571IFC Films
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$55,362-6%410$1,350$4,398,66315Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Seduction$27,719-16%921$301$2,788,3127eOne Films US
4The Other Woman (2014)$10,697-10%96-46$111$83,774,29412Fox
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$10,424-11%63-9$165$58,880,99719Fox Searchlight
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,8521%78-33$126$111,258,98519Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$7,752-20%40-21$194$2,010,5798Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$5,7342%144$410$178,8583Weinstein Company
9God's Not Dead$2,382-5%25-35$95$60,728,78217Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$1,671-36%202$84$1,508,07810RADiUS-TWC
11The Signal (2014)$1,23155%15-20$82$599,9935Focus
12The Railway Man$1,01220%11-3$92$4,437,49614Weinstein Company
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$566-2%10-13$57$8,457,68710Clarius Entertainment
14Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$213184%6-6$36$202,8186RADiUS-TWC
15The Hornet's Nest$87-3%21$44$310,62510Freestyle Releasing