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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 1 - Sun, Aug. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$95,000,000--4,080--$23,284$95,000,0001Disney
2Lucy$18,100,000-59%3,20229$5,653$79,387,3852Universal
3Get On Up$14,900,000--2,468--$6,037$14,900,0001Universal
4Hercules (2014)$10,000,000-66%3,5950$2,782$51,648,0482Paramount
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$8,500,000-49%3,283-385$2,589$189,129,6734Fox
6Planes: Fire and Rescue$6,600,000-31%3,241-598$2,036$47,772,2063Disney
7The Purge: Anarchy$5,400,000-48%2,656-200$2,033$62,810,9753Universal
8Sex Tape$3,500,000-42%2,500-562$1,400$33,858,4643Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$3,250,000-30%1,81654$1,790$10,378,7832Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,160,000-54%1,732-744$1,247$241,125,9156Paramount
11Tammy$1,500,000-57%1,415-1147$1,060$81,462,7055Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,200,000-46%861-497$1,394$168,554,0578Fox / DreamWorks Animation
222 Jump Street$1,200,000-54%828-785$1,449$188,461,0828Sony / Columbia
3Maleficent$1,180,000-36%681-396$1,733$234,648,13110Disney
4Begin Again$650,000-59%727-517$894$13,737,3376Weinstein Company
5Chef$650,000-15%350-55$1,857$28,302,46913Open Road
6The Fluffy Movie$450,000-66%4320$1,042$2,289,9522Open Road
7America (2014)$350,000-61%478-282$732$14,070,0436Lionsgate
8The Fault in Our Stars$300,000-38%282-105$1,064$123,386,7389Fox
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$200,000-49%190-99$1,053$231,709,25311Fox
10I Origins$70,000-9%12246$574$236,1203Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Calvary$70,000--4--$17,500$70,0001Fox Searchlight