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, Aug. 6 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$8,808,382-26%4,080--$2,159$126,759,4421Disney
2Lucy$1,904,220-26%3,20229$595$86,341,7552Universal
3Hercules (2014)$1,155,389-29%3,5950$321$56,866,3912Paramount
4Get On Up$949,160-29%2,468--$385$17,113,6301Universal
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$944,221-27%3,283-385$288$192,693,7274Fox
6Planes: Fire and Rescue$801,321-18%3,241-598$247$49,813,9923Disney
7The Purge: Anarchy$702,560-23%2,656-200$265$65,731,7053Universal
8Sex Tape$464,307-20%2,500-562$186$35,465,4073Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$418,367-17%1,81654$230$11,699,0112Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$256,576-25%1,732-744$148$242,124,9106Paramount
11Tammy$173,203-16%1,415-1147$122$82,104,0445Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Aug. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$865,204-19%652--$1,327$1,937,8040Screenvision
2A Most Wanted Man$302,635-9%726365$417$7,943,4832Roadside Attractions
3Boyhood$283,779-6%310203$915$8,313,1094IFC Films
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$201,136-20%861-497$234$169,251,5828Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Maleficent$181,037-17%681-396$266$235,350,30110Disney
622 Jump Street$154,779-25%828-785$187$189,009,8218Sony / Columbia
7Begin Again$86,078-9%727-517$118$14,026,7556Weinstein Company
8Earth to Echo$82,878-13%536-736$155$37,236,6375Relativity Media
9Chef$79,6500%350-55$228$28,552,23713Open Road
10Wish I Was Here$75,961-18%753128$101$3,303,9183Focus
11Edge of Tomorrow$74,035-20%40249$184$98,871,2979Warner Bros.
12The Fault in Our Stars$60,425-8%282-105$214$123,589,0329Fox
13The Fluffy Movie$59,108-20%4320$137$2,567,3992Open Road
14America (2014)$43,875-12%478-282$92$14,215,4586Lionsgate
15Jersey Boys$40,748-1%286-176$142$46,342,0747Warner Bros.
16Kick$39,718-41%162-15$245$2,269,4162UTV Motion Pictures
17Godzilla (2014)$30,641-24%277-25$111$200,270,20912Warner Bros.
18Rio 2$29,921-13%212-18$141$131,111,89317Fox
19X-Men: Days of Future Past$23,973-22%190-99$126$231,779,70011Fox
20Blended$21,936-13%187-36$117$45,959,45811Warner Bros.
21Snowpiercer$19,88510%100-49$199$4,194,3806RADiUS-TWC
22Neighbors (2014)$19,505-4%177-31$110$149,830,42513Universal
23I Origins$10,759-2%12246$88$264,7013Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Aug. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$54,54612%410$1,330$5,585,46418Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$12,28015%50-24$246$3,239,79710eOne Films US
3Calvary$8,34511%4--$2,086$98,3741Fox Searchlight
4Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,66039%591$130$111,409,62322Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Words and Pictures$2,172-10%18-10$121$2,147,93011Roadside Attractions
6Yves Saint Laurent$1,494-18%80$187$268,0826Weinstein Company
7The LEGO Movie$1,229-80%38-164$32$257,725,90726Warner Bros.
8God's Not Dead$5548%7-2$79$60,755,26320Freestyle / Pure Flix
9Fed Up$240-47%7-6$34$1,534,35513RADiUS-TWC
10As It Is in Heaven (2014)$11750%1--$117$10,0604Embark Visuals
11A Long Way Off$8512%10$85$30,0099Moving Visions Entertainment
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$77-79%40$19$211,1089RADiUS-TWC
13Accident (2014 re-issue)$75-37%1--$75$17,40511Rialto Pictures