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, Aug. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$22,162,059-13%3,845--$5,764$47,764,2201Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$16,947,11238%4,0888$4,146$163,650,6342Disney
3Into the Storm$6,439,224-1%3,434--$1,875$12,967,9081Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Hundred-Foot Journey$4,303,51917%2,023--$2,127$7,966,1061Disney / DreamWorks
5Lucy$3,839,51535%3,147-55$1,220$94,709,2253Universal
6Hercules (2014)$2,361,94534%2,896-699$816$61,889,8313Paramount
7Get On Up$2,196,48046%2,4691$890$21,617,1802Universal
8Step Up All In$2,096,763-27%2,072--$1,012$4,953,0081Lionsgate / Summit
9Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$1,787,64143%2,306-977$775$196,467,3415Fox
10Planes: Fire and Rescue$999,85638%2,280-961$439$52,255,0204Disney
11The Purge: Anarchy$913,85025%1,602-1054$570$67,891,8304Universal
12And So It Goes$509,90842%1,111-705$459$12,906,8593Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$983,88666%80175$1,228$9,789,3033Roadside Attractions
2Sex Tape$469,73331%944-1556$498$36,611,7834Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$285,89144%526-335$544$169,914,8559Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Transformers: Age of Extinction$248,82152%580-1152$429$242,716,6137Paramount
5Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$246,0981145%251--$980$2,382,2051Screenvision
6Maleficent$227,10535%370-311$614$235,910,26711Disney
7Tammy$218,93237%550-865$398$82,614,0706Warner Bros. / New Line
822 Jump Street$144,23332%313-515$461$189,378,0079Sony / Columbia
9Chef$142,25061%242-108$588$28,854,58214Open Road
10Edge of Tomorrow$132,14530%265-137$499$99,181,92710Warner Bros.
11X-Men: Days of Future Past$113,75744%22737$501$231,992,03612Fox
12The Fault in Our Stars$79,54024%223-59$357$123,788,67510Fox
13Begin Again$76,96854%245-482$314$14,226,6097Weinstein Company
14Rio 2$59,804101%166-46$360$131,231,07518Fox
15Earth to Echo$59,32826%217-319$273$37,416,1606Relativity Media
16Godzilla (2014)$53,81241%178-99$302$200,392,76413Warner Bros.
17Jersey Boys$48,26951%150-136$322$46,457,7008Warner Bros.
18Blended$42,32833%144-43$294$46,054,50012Warner Bros.
19Wish I Was Here$38,77141%202-551$192$3,430,6864Focus
20Neighbors (2014)$38,16541%139-38$275$149,913,33514Universal
21The Fluffy Movie$36,85935%156-276$236$2,673,3433Open Road
22America (2014)$25,21626%121-357$208$14,299,2337Lionsgate
23The Amazing Spider-Man 2$23,88750%104-57$230$202,760,18215Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Calvary$108,08959%4440$2,457$281,5622Fox Searchlight
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$53,47010%410$1,304$5,741,72819Warner Bros. / IMAX
3What If$48,106-3%20--$2,405$97,4851CBS Films
4Kick$39,58435%74-88$535$2,365,0483UTV Motion Pictures
5Snowpiercer$25,57724%71-29$360$4,259,5147RADiUS-TWC
6I Origins$13,55342%88-34$154$297,8294Fox Searchlight
7The Grand Seduction$10,60756%33-17$321$3,266,34511eOne Films US
8Heaven is for Real$10,11140%60-36$169$91,436,33117Sony / TriStar
9Think Like a Man Too$9,14921%31-84$295$65,099,0208Sony / Screen Gems
10Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$8,39442%44-53$191$30,571,8476Sony / Screen Gems
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,00472%36-23$195$111,424,91523Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Yves Saint Laurent$2,429106%6-2$405$273,6087Weinstein Company
13Words and Pictures$2,39032%12-6$199$2,153,48112Roadside Attractions
14The LEGO Movie$1,47014%17-21$86$257,729,61627Warner Bros.
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$25036%3-1$83$211,57510RADiUS-TWC
16As It Is in Heaven (2014)$13339%21$67$10,3255Embark Visuals
17Fed Up$7330%2-5$37$1,534,85914RADiUS-TWC