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, Apr. 5 - Sun, Apr. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evil Dead$26,000,000--3,025--$8,595$26,000,0001Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: Retaliation$21,100,000-48%3,73415$5,651$86,663,0602Paramount
3The Croods$21,100,000-21%3,879-186$5,440$125,800,2023Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jurassic Park 3D$18,247,000--2,771--$6,585$18,247,0001Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$10,042,000-29%3,059-47$3,283$71,115,5013FilmDistrict
6Tyler Perry's Temptation$10,000,000-54%2,0470$4,885$38,383,3412Lionsgate
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$8,171,000-30%2,905-419$2,813$212,767,7185Disney
8The Host (2013)$5,239,000-51%3,2020$1,636$19,664,7132Open Road
9The Call$3,500,000-29%2,002-437$1,748$45,481,0934Sony / TriStar
10Admission$2,054,466-36%1,407-754$1,460$15,374,0143Focus
11Spring Breakers$1,200,000-57%1,072-307$1,119$12,644,7424A24

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$818,000-26%721-361$1,135$131,253,6309Universal
2Silver Linings Playbook$607,000-33%524-228$1,158$129,728,64721Weinstein Company
3Life of Pi$360,000-16%269-71$1,338$123,925,62120Fox
4Quartet$358,000-6%252-50$1,421$17,191,76013Weinstein Company
5Snitch (2013)$263,000-41%304-442$865$41,821,1227Lionsgate / Summit
6Warm Bodies$260,000111%287125$906$65,574,30410Lionsgate / Summit
7Escape From Planet Earth$236,0000%432-545$546$54,414,6698Weinstein Company
8The Gatekeepers$171,492-15%13126$1,309$2,115,32510Sony Pictures Classics
9A Good Day to Die Hard$162,0002%22516$720$66,792,4828Fox
10Django Unchained$134,000-22%183-50$732$162,545,30515Weinstein Company
11Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$131,000-29%180-22$728$55,432,15611Paramount
12Emperor$126,000-15%120-18$1,050$3,103,3645Roadside Attractions
13Dead Man Down$50,00075%14671$342$10,828,1295FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$695,041149%3026$23,168$1,081,0712Focus
2The Sapphires$322,000350%6048$5,367$473,9523Weinstein Company
3No (2013)$219,797-3%8919$2,470$1,619,7778Sony Pictures Classics
4The Company You Keep$146,058--5--$29,212$146,0581Sony Pictures Classics
5Ginger & Rosa$140,000-18%9921$1,414$589,8044A24
6Trance$136,103--4--$34,026$136,1031Fox Searchlight
7From Up on Poppy Hill$133,66913%4015$3,342$475,4604GKIDS
8Renoir$103,00058%2014$5,150$200,4082IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
9Starbuck$62,06625%3114$2,002$3,609,8483eOne Films US
10Stoker$62,000-65%89-105$697$1,626,1626Fox Searchlight
11The Impossible$41,600-9%80-6$520$18,889,55516Lionsgate / Summit
12Rise of The Guardians$39,000-40%89-45$438$103,396,31520Paramount / DreamWorks
13Blancanieves$35,85442%1410$2,561$73,6032Cohen Media Group
14Upstream Color$31,500--1--$31,500$31,5001ERBP
15Reality$18,00054%128$1,500$55,2384Oscilloscope
16Upside Down$7,418-6%10-9$742$102,9584Millennium Entertainment
17Bless Me, Ultima$6,799-40%5-6$1,360$1,559,3687Arenas Entertainment
18Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$6,060--1--$6,060$84,3585Tribeca Film
19Wrong$2,673-87%8-11$334$33,0752Drafthouse Films