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 Tue, Aug. 5 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$11,907,8212%4,080--$2,919$117,951,0601Disney
2Lucy$2,576,11011%3,20229$805$84,437,5352Universal
3Hercules (2014)$1,631,47515%3,5950$454$55,711,0022Paramount
4Get On Up$1,332,2057%2,468--$540$16,164,4701Universal
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$1,285,97012%3,283-385$392$191,749,5064Fox
6Planes: Fire and Rescue$977,59819%3,241-598$302$49,012,6713Disney
7The Purge: Anarchy$915,0058%2,656-200$345$65,029,1453Universal
8Sex Tape$581,5688%2,500-562$233$35,001,1003Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$505,95332%1,81654$279$11,280,6442Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$341,8247%1,732-744$197$241,868,3346Paramount
11Tammy$206,6627%1,415-1147$146$81,930,8415Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$1,072,600--692--$1,550$1,072,6000Screenvision
2A Most Wanted Man$333,8841%726365$460$7,640,8482Roadside Attractions
3Boyhood$303,4807%310203$979$8,029,3304IFC Films
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$251,03510%861-497$292$169,050,4468Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Maleficent$216,9402%681-396$319$235,169,26410Disney
622 Jump Street$207,7471%828-785$251$188,855,0428Sony / Columbia
7Earth to Echo$95,63520%536-736$178$37,153,7595Relativity Media
8Begin Again$95,0706%727-517$131$13,940,6776Weinstein Company
9Wish I Was Here$93,16015%753128$124$3,227,9573Focus
10Edge of Tomorrow$92,54311%40249$230$98,797,2629Warner Bros.
11Chef$79,635-4%350-55$228$28,472,58713Open Road
12The Fluffy Movie$73,88515%4320$171$2,508,2912Open Road
13Kick$67,85710%162-15$419$2,229,6982UTV Motion Pictures
14The Fault in Our Stars$65,59610%282-105$233$123,528,6079Fox
15America (2014)$49,7596%478-282$104$14,171,5836Lionsgate
16Jersey Boys$41,10410%286-176$144$46,301,3267Warner Bros.
17Godzilla (2014)$40,28114%277-25$145$200,239,56812Warner Bros.
18Rio 2$34,25827%212-18$162$131,081,97217Fox
19X-Men: Days of Future Past$30,6867%190-99$162$231,755,72711Fox
20Blended$25,0958%187-36$134$45,937,52211Warner Bros.
21Neighbors (2014)$20,2755%177-31$115$149,810,92013Universal
22Snowpiercer$18,1556%100-49$182$4,174,4956RADiUS-TWC
23I Origins$10,98414%12246$90$253,9423Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 5 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,7476%410$1,189$5,530,91818Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$10,700-11%50-24$214$3,227,51710eOne Films US
3Calvary$7,496-11%4--$1,874$90,0291Fox Searchlight
4The LEGO Movie$6,010178%38-164$158$257,724,67826Warner Bros.
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$5,53044%591$94$111,401,96322Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Words and Pictures$2,416-1%18-10$134$2,145,75811Roadside Attractions
7Yves Saint Laurent$1,831-22%80$229$266,5886Weinstein Company
8God's Not Dead$51311%7-2$73$60,754,70920Freestyle / Pure Flix
9Fed Up$450-30%7-6$64$1,534,11513RADiUS-TWC
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$362159%40$91$211,0319RADiUS-TWC
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$355--1--$355$147,77316Rialto Pictures
12Accident (2014 re-issue)$1193%1--$119$17,33011Rialto Pictures
13As It Is in Heaven (2014)$78-3%1--$78$9,9434Embark Visuals
14A Long Way Off$767%10$76$29,9249Moving Visions Entertainment