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, Mar. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: Retaliation$41,200,000--3,719--$11,078$51,706,8751Paramount
2The Croods$26,500,000-39%4,06519$6,519$88,682,0772Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$22,300,000--2,047--$10,894$22,300,0001Lionsgate
4Olympus Has Fallen$14,000,000-54%3,1068$4,507$54,742,6692FilmDistrict
5Oz: The Great and Powerful$11,605,000-46%3,324-481$3,491$198,277,4004Disney
6The Host (2013)$11,002,000--3,202--$3,436$11,002,0001Open Road
7The Call$4,800,000-46%2,439-68$1,968$39,480,2163Sony / TriStar
8Admission$3,252,977-47%2,1611$1,505$11,761,8552Focus
9Spring Breakers$2,758,000-43%1,379275$2,000$10,058,2893A24
10The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$1,300,000-70%1,575-1585$825$20,586,6213Warner Bros. / New Line
11Identity Thief$1,100,000-58%1,082-1084$1,017$129,917,8908Universal
12Jack the Giant Slayer$965,000-67%1,080-1480$894$61,345,3225Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$878,000-45%752-292$1,168$128,689,63620Weinstein Company
2Snitch (2013)$490,000-74%746-1061$657$41,399,4026Lionsgate / Summit
3Life of Pi$408,000-43%340-149$1,200$123,301,86519Fox
4Safe Haven$370,000-67%550-729$673$69,793,6827Relativity Media
5Quartet$368,000-36%302-123$1,219$16,585,39312Weinstein Company
621 And Over$285,000-72%344-790$828$24,934,3125Relativity Media
7Escape From Planet Earth$231,000-52%977-517$236$53,922,9797Weinstein Company
8The Gatekeepers$211,83424%10511$2,017$1,879,8469Sony Pictures Classics
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$180,000-13%202-7$891$55,217,24410Paramount
10Stoker$178,000-50%194-81$918$1,477,0015Fox Searchlight
11Django Unchained$176,000-38%233-63$755$162,318,81314Weinstein Company
12A Good Day to Die Hard$161,000-50%209-239$770$66,553,1097Fox
13Emperor$140,800-50%136-101$1,035$2,882,6294Roadside Attractions
14Warm Bodies$137,000-42%162-137$846$65,260,2749Lionsgate / Summit
15Mama$70,000-25%123-7$569$71,584,41511Universal
16Rise of The Guardians$64,000-38%134-28$478$103,294,39419Paramount / DreamWorks
17Dark Skies$57,000-69%101-104$564$17,131,1146Weinstein / Dimension

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$270,184--4--$67,546$270,1841Focus
2No (2013)$246,23425%7010$3,518$1,324,9847Sony Pictures Classics
3Ginger & Rosa$159,00061%7844$2,038$368,0573A24
4From Up on Poppy Hill$121,098103%2418$5,046$285,7933GKIDS
5On the Road$120,00017%7735$1,558$429,76615IFC Films
6The Sapphires$72,37989%128$6,032$126,9682Weinstein Company
7Renoir$63,663--6--$10,611$63,6631IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
8Starbuck$51,068229%1714$3,004$3,528,9262eOne Films US
9The Impossible$42,000-45%86-37$488$18,815,45115Lionsgate / Summit
10Room 237$36,000--2--$18,000$36,0001IFC Midnight
11Dead Man Down$29,000-91%75-537$387$10,764,9904FilmDistrict
12Blancanieves$25,102--4--$6,276$25,1021Cohen Media Group
13Wrong$17,964--16--$1,123$17,9641Drafthouse Films
14Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$17,565173%31$5,855$77,0954Tribeca Film
15Reality$12,400--4--$3,100$33,8263Oscilloscope
16Bless Me, Ultima$12,114-47%11-10$1,101$1,537,3626Arenas Entertainment
17Parker$12,000-49%36-19$333$17,608,74410FilmDistrict
18Upside Down$9,146-65%19-20$481$92,1963Millennium Entertainment