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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 17 - Sun, Feb. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Safe House$23,969,280-40%3,1212$7,680$78,238,8952Universal
2The Vow$23,600,000-43%2,9580$7,978$85,526,8372Sony / Screen Gems
3Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$22,000,000--3,174--$6,931$22,000,0001Sony / Columbia
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$20,085,000-27%3,50030$5,739$53,201,3422Warner Bros. / New Line
5This Means War$17,550,000--3,189--$5,503$19,159,8051Fox
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$7,865,000-65%2,6550$2,962$33,738,2352Fox
7Chronicle$7,500,000-38%2,556-352$2,934$50,979,4263Fox
8The Woman in Black$6,645,000-34%2,559-297$2,597$45,255,6183CBS Films
9The Secret World of Arrietty$6,375,000--1,522--$4,189$6,375,0001Disney
10The Grey$3,031,454-40%2,107-694$1,439$47,924,5134Open Road
11The Descendants$2,925,000-15%1,243-338$2,353$75,007,77014Fox Searchlight
12Big Miracle$2,132,370-46%1,634-499$1,305$16,575,8653Universal
13Red Tails$1,415,000-41%1,009-571$1,402$47,531,5365Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$2,325,0004%8080$2,877$27,423,95913Weinstein Company
2Hugo$1,625,000-8%558-144$2,912$66,711,12413Paramount
3Underworld Awakening$1,100,000-56%826-831$1,332$61,343,8015Sony / Screen Gems
4The Iron Lady$1,034,000-11%623111$1,660$24,393,7868Weinstein Company
5One For the Money$775,000-66%933-1123$831$25,451,2094Lionsgate
6Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$640,000-57%577-798$1,109$30,642,9779Warner Bros.
7Contraband$516,000-59%420-661$1,229$65,742,0206Universal
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$500,000-7%400-102$1,250$129,688,49510Fox
9Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$488,000-31%275-194$1,775$207,301,42310Paramount
10Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$475,922-13%184-48$2,587$22,678,76911Focus
11The Adventures of Tintin$400,00018%30346$1,320$76,401,3169Paramount
12Man on a Ledge$323,000-75%401-1022$805$18,368,9484Lionsgate
13Albert Nobbs$191,350-30%119-32$1,608$2,355,9144Roadside Attractions
14My Week with Marilyn$179,000-14%120-5$1,492$13,624,11713Weinstein Company
15Puss in Boots (2011)$165,000-24%163-46$1,012$148,975,97617Paramount / DreamWorks
16The Darkest Hour$92,0001237%11395$814$21,313,0059Summit
17The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$59,000-65%148-82$399$281,272,34514Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Separation$335,02126%549$6,204$2,051,7738Sony Pictures Classics
2Thin Ice$190,800--53--$3,600$190,8001IDP/ATO Pictures
3A Dangerous Method$167,776-18%96-11$1,748$5,187,27913Sony Pictures Classics
4In Darkness$77,193182%1411$5,514$137,1562Sony Pictures Classics
5We Need to Talk About Kevin$64,112-24%160$4,007$597,70111Oscilloscope
6W.E.$50,039-16%203$2,502$203,9693Weinstein Company
7Rampart$49,593-18%2823$1,771$134,0132Millennium Entertainment
8Coriolanus$37,36520%132$2,874$320,1155Weinstein Company
9Bullhead$33,600--7--$4,800$33,6001Drafthouse Films
10Undefeated$30,875--5--$6,175$30,8751Weinstein Company
11Carnage (2011)$29,477-28%35-1$842$2,416,33610Sony Pictures Classics
12Chico & Rita$26,60329%54$5,321$56,1702GKIDS
13Pariah (2011)$20,075-14%130$1,544$687,3408Focus
14An Inconsistent Truth$5,302-28%31$1,767$52,7564Rocky Mountain Pictures