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 Thu, Aug. 28 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$1,562,4564%3,371-326$463$258,297,2684Disney
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$1,079,615-1%3,864-116$279$150,655,9803Paramount
3If I Stay$1,035,761-1%2,907--$356$20,562,2821Warner Bros. / New Line
4Let's Be Cops$852,114-4%3,032-62$281$49,121,5212Fox
5The November Man$830,236-4%2,776--$299$1,691,4740Relativity Media
6The Giver$554,9082%3,0030$185$26,272,6502Weinstein Company
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$547,8732%1,944-99$282$34,795,2453Disney / DreamWorks
8When the Game Stands Tall$522,6802%2,673--$196$10,670,0921Sony / TriStar
9The Expendables 3$436,577-8%3,2210$136$29,639,0492Lionsgate
10Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For$421,675-11%2,894--$146$8,591,5611Weinstein / Dimension
11Lucy$289,185-5%1,559-961$185$115,079,3155Universal
12Into the Storm$230,030-5%2,375-1059$97$39,448,4003Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Aug. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$161,731-2%723-48$224$17,000,5217IFC Films
2Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$103,036-4%626-636$165$204,419,9917Fox
3Hercules (2014)$78,6679%622-853$126$70,264,9085Paramount
4What If$76,445-5%680-107$112$2,596,0993CBS Films
5A Most Wanted Man$70,3983%433-211$163$14,336,6815Roadside Attractions
6Get On Up$65,935-7%509-592$130$29,005,6654Universal
7How to Train Your Dragon 2$60,74520%353-24$172$172,330,22711Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Calvary$48,107-5%240110$200$1,803,4194Fox Searchlight
9Step Up All In$40,567-20%948-1124$43$13,923,0393Lionsgate / Summit
10Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$38,058-6%302261$126$6,687,55521Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Transformers: Age of Extinction$31,3196%28377$111$243,950,9669Paramount
12Earth to Echo$28,366-1%781627$36$38,173,5628Relativity Media
13And So It Goes$19,8452%156-206$127$14,747,1025Clarius Entertainment
14The Purge: Anarchy$19,445-11%258-317$75$70,807,0256Universal
15X-Men: Days of Future Past$16,1622%188-35$86$232,814,52814Fox
16Chef$15,8993%105-17$151$29,578,08916Open Road
17The Fault in Our Stars$14,866-3%185-21$80$124,491,43212Fox
18Edge of Tomorrow$12,766-4%192-69$66$100,005,01312Warner Bros.
19Tammy$11,169-2%157-119$71$83,416,5038Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Aug. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yves Saint Laurent$9,633-5%213$459$535,3829Weinstein Company
2Jersey Boys$7,3691%64-51$115$46,732,23010Warner Bros.
3Begin Again$6,72884%39-23$173$14,541,1159Weinstein Company
4Snowpiercer$3,945-17%28-14$141$4,446,4639RADiUS-TWC
5The Grand Seduction$3,9406%19-6$207$3,380,80013eOne Films US
6Godzilla (2014)$3,8762%70-48$55$200,676,06915Warner Bros.
7Blended$3,86923%66-45$59$46,294,61014Warner Bros.
8America (2014)$3,80312%7210$53$14,430,1719Lionsgate
9The One I Love$3,703-24%8--$463$66,6981RADiUS-TWC
10Rio 2$2,573-1%72-56$36$131,492,45820Fox
11Wish I Was Here$1,81819%19-35$96$3,566,3666Focus
12The Fluffy Movie$1,469-1%30-21$49$2,827,3935Open Road
13The LEGO Movie$300-18%7-8$43$257,750,70229Warner Bros.