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. 12 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$7,570,11713%3,845--$1,969$79,815,3601Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$6,609,53424%4,0888$1,617$188,469,2002Disney
3Into the Storm$2,059,38521%3,434--$600$21,106,9891Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Hundred-Foot Journey$1,717,44735%2,023--$849$13,966,3221Disney / DreamWorks
5Lucy$1,512,05023%3,147-55$480$100,250,9903Universal
6Step Up All In$907,65134%2,072--$438$8,057,3691Lionsgate / Summit
7Hercules (2014)$830,76525%2,896-699$287$65,000,9433Paramount
8Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$732,00333%2,306-977$317$199,051,0455Fox
9Get On Up$628,39016%2,4691$255$24,280,1152Universal
10Planes: Fire and Rescue$583,20748%2,280-961$256$53,959,0504Disney
11The Purge: Anarchy$335,6252%1,602-1054$210$69,197,9654Universal
12And So It Goes$226,96745%1,111-705$204$13,627,2383Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$308,52118%506196$610$11,107,6895IFC Films
2A Most Wanted Man$287,54820%80175$359$10,938,2863Roadside Attractions
3Sex Tape$192,55018%944-1556$204$37,263,3424Sony / Columbia
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$179,04042%526-335$340$170,426,1629Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$118,069432%251-441$470$2,553,0021Screenvision
6Maleficent$110,54322%370-311$299$236,255,10911Disney
7Transformers: Age of Extinction$80,81215%580-1152$139$243,030,9787Paramount
822 Jump Street$78,83129%313-515$252$189,617,9349Sony / Columbia
9Tammy$61,486-4%550-865$112$82,863,0266Warner Bros. / New Line
10Edge of Tomorrow$55,68513%265-137$210$99,385,70110Warner Bros.
11Chef$51,12024%242-108$211$29,036,54214Open Road
12X-Men: Days of Future Past$47,30916%22737$208$232,165,89412Fox
13The Fault in Our Stars$43,58512%223-59$195$123,929,07010Fox
14Earth to Echo$40,75645%217-319$188$37,527,4846Relativity Media
15Begin Again$34,92429%245-482$143$14,340,4577Weinstein Company
16Rio 2$24,09540%166-46$145$131,302,81918Fox
17Jersey Boys$23,32854%150-136$156$46,529,6098Warner Bros.
18Godzilla (2014)$19,1934%178-99$108$200,472,95613Warner Bros.
19Blended$17,12524%144-43$119$46,115,29112Warner Bros.
20Wish I Was Here$14,3112%202-551$71$3,488,0384Focus
21America (2014)$13,69928%121-357$113$14,345,2187Lionsgate
22The Fluffy Movie$13,58626%156-276$87$2,729,4023Open Road
23Neighbors (2014)$13,265-4%139-38$95$149,966,79514Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,5446%410$1,160$5,873,23619Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Calvary$35,89917%4440$816$426,1482Fox Searchlight
3Kick$21,795139%74-88$295$2,424,4973UTV Motion Pictures
4What If$19,89015%20--$995$171,1341CBS Films
5Snowpiercer$14,22018%71-29$200$4,307,2847RADiUS-TWC
6The Grand Seduction$8,43666%33-17$256$3,287,48411eOne Films US
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,38299%36-23$205$111,440,81823Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8I Origins$6,57218%88-34$75$320,7154Fox Searchlight
9The LEGO Movie$1,76419%17-21$104$257,734,35927Warner Bros.
10Words and Pictures$1,58255%12-6$132$2,157,96612Roadside Attractions
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,285--10$1,285$150,19117Rialto Pictures
12Yves Saint Laurent$1,125-4%6-2$188$277,6147Weinstein Company
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$101-36%3-1$34$212,00910RADiUS-TWC
14As It Is in Heaven (2014)$76-23%21$38$10,5715Embark Visuals
15Fed Up$35-5%2-5$18$1,535,09114RADiUS-TWC