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 Thu, Jul. 24 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$3,312,183-15%3,9692$835$155,688,6292Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$2,105,785-18%2,806--$750$41,376,1451Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$2,003,304-5%3,826--$524$25,817,8221Disney
4Sex Tape$1,255,722-17%3,062--$410$20,901,5321Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$950,022-20%3,224-689$295$231,752,4754Paramount
6Tammy$808,274-10%3,402-63$238$74,747,0893Warner Bros. / New Line
7How to Train Your Dragon 2$619,495-13%2,169-716$286$163,428,8806Fox / DreamWorks Animation
822 Jump Street$539,534-19%2,229-582$242$183,154,0996Sony / Columbia
9Earth to Echo$514,757-8%2,450-780$210$34,144,4583Relativity Media
10Maleficent$496,601-3%1,541-536$322$230,339,1848Disney
11Begin Again$315,627-11%1,302363$242$10,735,9074Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$218,677-4%1,030-75$212$12,338,5674Lionsgate
13Jersey Boys$162,171-11%1,003-965$162$45,137,8315Warner Bros.
14Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$146,250-24%1,491-1558$98$30,016,0673Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$146,218-8%557-445$263$122,220,8557Fox
2Chef$143,098-8%552-149$259$26,499,30211Open Road
3Edge of Tomorrow$124,362-15%602-501$207$97,184,1067Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$85,840-11%387-268$222$230,877,8099Fox
5Think Like a Man Too$84,749-21%628-603$135$64,380,0115Sony / Screen Gems
6Godzilla (2014)$72,372-3%32623$222$199,317,20610Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$57,656-8%211-145$273$3,701,4214RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$56,8621%256-29$222$130,457,17015Fox
9Blended$47,6465%285-50$167$45,400,1559Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$36,8701%230-37$160$149,242,40511Universal
11The LEGO Movie$16,7897%202-148$83$257,546,49224Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$153,694-7%3429$4,520$2,400,8082IFC Films
2Wish I Was Here$62,7804%68--$923$725,2401Focus
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$56,966-20%410$1,389$4,842,79916Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Belle$19,9914%92-15$217$10,521,81912Fox Searchlight
5The Grand Seduction$18,593-20%90-2$207$3,020,6318eOne Films US
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$7,393-15%46-17$161$58,973,47620Fox Searchlight
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,052-1%63-15$112$111,317,40620Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Other Woman (2014)$5,706-1%60-36$95$83,845,26313Fox
9Yves Saint Laurent$4,73318%11-3$430$226,2814Weinstein Company
10Fed Up$3,28690%12-8$274$1,523,93311RADiUS-TWC
11I Origins$2,756-31%4--$689$41,7641Fox Searchlight
12God's Not Dead$1,50333%11-14$137$60,742,48518Freestyle / Pure Flix
13A Long Way Off$853--1--$853$28,3447Moving Visions Entertainment
14Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$576106%104$58$208,0797RADiUS-TWC
15Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$528121%8-2$66$8,460,17011Clarius Entertainment