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, Jul. 26 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lucy$15,024,580-12%3,173--$4,735$32,112,6901Universal
2Hercules (2014)$10,226,374-8%3,595--$2,845$21,284,8281Paramount
3Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$6,690,30440%3,668-301$1,824$167,142,6723Fox
4The Purge: Anarchy$3,925,59513%2,85650$1,375$48,787,4652Universal
5Planes: Fire and Rescue$3,709,28833%3,83913$966$32,310,2072Disney
6Sex Tape$2,362,82124%3,0620$772$25,173,4492Sony / Columbia
7And So It Goes$1,890,85239%1,762--$1,073$3,251,6871Clarius Entertainment
8Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,886,71243%2,476-748$762$234,961,7175Paramount
9Tammy$1,408,60729%2,562-840$550$77,245,3354Warner Bros. / New Line
1022 Jump Street$1,034,31330%1,613-616$641$184,982,0607Sony / Columbia
11How to Train Your Dragon 2$851,93340%1,358-811$627$164,891,4397Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Maleficent$721,55133%1,077-464$670$231,603,5299Disney
13Begin Again$652,30351%1,244-58$524$11,818,8805Weinstein Company
14Earth to Echo$542,49225%1,272-1178$426$35,119,9114Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$1,142,15559%361--$3,164$1,859,1531Roadside Attractions
2Wish I Was Here$457,46836%625557$732$1,519,4952Focus
3The Fluffy Movie$433,125-16%432--$1,003$946,3411Open Road
4Kick$415,57515%177--$2,348$777,3201UTV Motion Pictures
5America (2014)$356,33540%760-270$469$12,949,0315Lionsgate
6Chef$326,23379%405-147$806$27,007,67212Open Road
7Edge of Tomorrow$220,61940%353-249$625$97,562,2578Warner Bros.
8Jersey Boys$213,20967%462-541$461$45,478,3986Warner Bros.
9The Fault in Our Stars$179,61118%387-170$464$122,552,5468Fox
10X-Men: Days of Future Past$161,58042%289-98$559$231,153,14610Fox
11Think Like a Man Too$155,27236%317-311$490$64,649,2686Sony / Screen Gems
12Godzilla (2014)$151,98037%302-24$503$199,579,89711Warner Bros.
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$108,92225%321-1170$339$30,211,9654Sony / Screen Gems
14Neighbors (2014)$107,12024%208-22$515$149,435,84512Universal
15Rio 2$87,88028%230-26$382$130,613,46416Fox
16Snowpiercer$82,91952%149-62$557$3,838,8205RADiUS-TWC
17Blended$81,86026%223-62$367$45,547,03310Warner Bros.
18The Amazing Spider-Man 2$70,50938%187-31$377$202,354,34413Sony / Columbia
19Heaven is for Real$37,72730%129-20$292$91,240,71815Sony / TriStar
20The LEGO Movie$11,377-2%2020$56$257,569,51325Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$67,48614%410$1,646$4,969,35517Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$35,63666%74-16$482$3,077,7979eOne Films US
3I Origins$30,50546%7672$401$93,2312Fox Searchlight
4Belle$22,09258%58-34$381$10,557,92213Fox Searchlight
5Words and Pictures$11,20753%28-5$400$2,103,09110Roadside Attractions
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,14521%58-5$158$111,334,08721Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The Other Woman (2014)$7,97316%39-21$204$83,860,09114Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$6,22039%8-3$778$236,9635Weinstein Company
9God's Not Dead$1,57332%9-2$175$60,745,24619Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$1,20220%131$92$1,526,14012RADiUS-TWC
11Come Back to Me$1,016-46%10--$102$2,9151Freestyle Releasing
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$44043%4-6$110$208,8278RADiUS-TWC
13The Hornet's Nest$31812%10$318$311,65512Freestyle Releasing
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$28677%6-2$48$8,460,61812Clarius Entertainment
15A Long Way Off$165-30%1--$165$28,7448Moving Visions Entertainment