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, Nov. 23 - Sun, Nov. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$43,070,000-69%4,0700$10,582$226,794,6702Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$36,000,000-12%3,52621$10,210$221,641,1493Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$25,020,00019%2,018243$12,398$62,184,3833Disney / DreamWorks
4Rise of The Guardians$24,025,000--3,653--$6,577$32,592,6251Paramount / DreamWorks
5Life of Pi$22,000,000--2,927--$7,516$30,121,5871Fox
6Wreck-It Ralph$16,760,000-10%3,259-363$5,143$149,466,0304Disney
7Red Dawn (2012)$14,600,000--2,725--$5,358$22,012,4941FilmDistrict
8Flight$8,600,000-2%2,63826$3,260$74,867,8464Paramount
9Argo$3,875,000-4%1,255-955$3,088$98,072,1517Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$4,623,000944%367351$12,597$6,449,0982Weinstein Company
2Taken 2$975,000-54%763-1300$1,278$136,501,9608Fox
3Pitch Perfect$745,000-41%492-630$1,514$62,601,0639Universal
4The Sessions$700,000-23%515-1$1,359$3,905,9746Fox Searchlight
5Cloud Atlas$413,000-56%258-662$1,601$25,779,7625Warner Bros.
6The Perks of Being A Wallflower$386,100-34%242-269$1,595$16,316,87110Lionsgate / Summit
7Hotel Transylvania$360,000-62%464-784$776$143,482,7419Sony / Columbia
8Looper$300,00045%29379$1,024$65,566,6179Sony / TriStar
9The Man With the Iron Fists$204,000-72%205-705$995$15,196,7954Universal
10Alex Cross$121,000-57%144-391$840$25,413,4916Lionsgate / Summit
11ParaNorman$108,917-6%134-46$813$55,808,67215Focus
12Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$102,000-52%190-266$537$17,377,2735Open Road
13Sinister$99,000-78%127-662$780$47,713,0827Lionsgate / Summit
14Fun Size$79,000-42%144-244$549$9,293,1365Paramount
15Paranormal Activity 4$52,000-86%108-742$481$53,675,7966Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$831,732159%6650$12,602$1,470,3062Focus
2Hitchcock$300,799--17--$17,694$300,7991Fox Searchlight
3A Late Quartet$127,690-19%88-12$1,451$728,6604Entertainment One / RKO
4Searching For Sugar Man$74,6298%43-11$1,736$2,780,38918Sony Pictures Classics
5Holy Motors$45,329-6%21-2$2,159$268,1636Indomina Releasing
6The Central Park Five$33,900--3--$11,300$33,9001IFC Films
7Rust and Bone$30,196--2--$15,098$30,1961Sony Pictures Classics
8Samsara$22,000-29%22-9$1,000$2,488,92714Oscilloscope
9Brooklyn Castle$15,353-12%8-1$1,919$162,5516Producers Distribution Agency
10The Imposter$5,620--5--$1,124$893,06620Indomina Releasing
11The Big Picture (2012)$4,410-24%2-3$2,205$134,2897MPI Media
12Wuthering Heights (2012)$2,500-45%6-3$417$87,8308Oscilloscope
1328 Hotel Rooms$1,600-48%30$533$14,1193Oscilloscope