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, Jul. 20 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$11,059,498-25%3,9692$2,786$139,207,1542Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$7,296,620-23%2,806--$2,600$29,816,6751Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$4,534,135-31%3,826--$1,185$17,509,4071Disney
4Sex Tape$3,655,409-31%3,062--$1,194$14,608,1521Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,965,636-27%3,224-689$920$227,002,6084Paramount
6Tammy$1,987,738-36%3,402-63$584$71,050,3043Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$1,329,015-32%2,229-582$596$180,512,4646Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,203,114-25%2,169-716$555$160,776,6046Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Earth to Echo$921,918-30%2,450-780$376$31,987,1383Relativity Media
10Maleficent$919,659-32%1,541-536$597$228,303,4488Disney
11Begin Again$742,594-36%1,302363$570$9,365,2504Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$484,868-29%1,030-75$471$11,421,0524Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$425,921-31%1,491-1558$286$29,221,4653Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$355,080-33%1,003-965$354$44,435,2105Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$335,125-34%552-149$607$25,922,00211Open Road
2Edge of Tomorrow$307,112-35%602-501$510$96,617,8767Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man Too$270,468-41%628-603$431$63,935,1835Sony / Screen Gems
4The Fault in Our Stars$234,831-27%557-445$422$121,599,4907Fox
5X-Men: Days of Future Past$201,102-36%387-268$520$230,485,3669Fox
6Godzilla (2014)$156,978-26%32623$482$199,019,97910Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$137,862-27%211-145$653$3,454,2484RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$87,541-28%256-29$342$130,238,94115Fox
9Blended$78,392-30%285-50$275$45,212,8219Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$72,450-32%230-37$315$149,093,03011Universal
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$70,402-29%218-57$323$202,084,84312Sony / Columbia
12Heaven is for Real$37,958-29%149-24$255$91,080,55714Sony / TriStar
13The LEGO Movie$12,876-12%202-148$64$257,484,82724Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wish I Was Here$140,026-28%68--$2,059$484,4011Focus
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,962-23%410$1,170$4,621,71016Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Seduction$36,101-37%90-2$401$2,936,9558eOne Films US
4Belle$35,147-27%92-15$382$10,449,14812Fox Searchlight
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$15,520-33%46-17$337$58,943,02020Fox Searchlight
6Words and Pictures$13,606-25%33-7$412$2,058,7289Roadside Attractions
7The Other Woman (2014)$9,982-30%60-36$166$83,821,08913Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$8,762-13%11-3$797$210,3184Weinstein Company
9I Origins$7,633-27%4--$1,908$27,6521Fox Searchlight
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$6,847-27%63-15$109$111,291,01020Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11God's Not Dead$2,3692%11-14$215$60,737,88218Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Fed Up$2,01265%12-8$168$1,515,79811RADiUS-TWC
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$756-41%104$76$206,1197RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$42384%8-2$53$8,458,99411Clarius Entertainment
15The Hornet's Nest$14591%1-1$145$311,04611Freestyle Releasing