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, May. 31 - Sun, Jun. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$34,540,000-65%3,68628$9,371$170,379,5252Universal
2Now You See Me$28,050,000--2,925--$9,590$28,050,0001Lionsgate / Summit
3After Earth$27,000,000--3,401--$7,939$27,000,0001Sony / Columbia
4Epic$16,400,000-51%3,89412$4,212$65,161,1812Fox
5Star Trek Into Darkness$16,400,000-56%3,585-322$4,575$181,156,4863Paramount
6The Hangover Part III$15,930,000-62%3,56510$4,468$88,085,6542Warner Bros.
7Iron Man 3$8,006,000-59%2,895-529$2,765$384,751,2855Disney
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$6,265,000-54%2,635-455$2,378$128,255,8924Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani$1,650,550--162--$10,189$1,650,5501Eros International
2Mud$1,225,500-37%580-132$2,113$16,885,2916Roadside Attractions
3The Croods$615,000-50%506-502$1,215$180,538,06111Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Frances Ha$552,1820%13373$4,152$1,577,8523IFC Films
542 (2013)$515,000-59%501-414$1,028$92,334,4548Warner Bros.
6Oz: The Great and Powerful$393,000-40%330-71$1,191$233,006,19513Disney
7Oblivion (2013)$389,000-55%357-215$1,090$88,061,9657Universal
8G.I. Joe: Retaliation$267,000-39%286-60$934$121,578,76210Paramount
9What Maisie Knew$205,87845%10174$2,038$543,3445Millenium Entertainment
10Escape From Planet Earth$191,000-25%268-78$713$56,318,10416Weinstein Company
11Pain and Gain$144,000-78%207-796$696$49,038,7536Paramount
12Identity Thief$141,000-32%150-37$940$134,467,17517Universal
13The Iceman$123,098-67%123-135$1,001$1,715,5515Millennium Entertainment
14The Place Beyond the Pines$78,017-52%103-25$757$21,129,00610Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Before Midnight$430,54274%3126$13,888$800,3142Sony Pictures Classics
2Love Is All You Need$168,809-22%718$2,378$707,3215Sony Pictures Classics
3Kon-Tiki$132,000-19%7410$1,784$888,6256Weinstein Company
4Stories We Tell$119,750-7%3913$3,071$906,7294Roadside Attractions
5The East$75,555--4--$18,889$75,5551Fox Searchlight
6The Company You Keep$66,295-51%73-23$908$4,882,5069Sony Pictures Classics
7The Kings of Summer$58,000--4--$14,500$58,0001CBS Films
8The Sapphires$57,000-17%58-3$983$2,209,37811Weinstein Company
9Fill the Void$48,192-19%63$8,032$148,8312Sony Pictures Classics
10Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$38,407-44%381$1,011$382,9585eOne Films US
11Hannah Arendt$31,000--1--$31,000$45,5021Zeitgeist Films
12We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$27,5760%117$2,507$70,3872Focus World
13In the House$9,262-61%12-9$772$378,2147Cohen Media Group
14The History of Future Folk$6,100--1--$6,100$6,1001Variance / FilmBuff
15Admission$4,653-61%12-14$388$18,003,26111Focus
16Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$770--2--$385$7701Cinema Purgatorio