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, Jun. 28 - Sun, Jun. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$46,180,000-44%4,0040$11,533$171,005,4482Disney
2The Heat$40,000,000--3,181--$12,575$40,000,0001Fox
3World War Z$29,800,000-55%3,6070$8,262$123,722,2942Paramount
4White House Down$25,700,000--3,222--$7,976$25,700,0001Sony / Columbia
5Man of Steel$20,820,000-50%4,131-76$5,040$248,660,1063Warner Bros.
6This Is The End$8,700,000-35%2,710-345$3,210$74,681,0093Sony / Columbia
7Now You See Me$5,500,000-30%2,564-259$2,145$104,680,5915Lionsgate / Summit
8Fast & Furious 6$2,400,000-51%1,550-867$1,548$233,302,7706Universal
9Star Trek Into Darkness$2,040,000-36%1,035-530$1,971$220,500,8677Paramount
10The Internship$1,425,000-58%1,008-908$1,414$41,705,0864Fox
11The Purge$1,229,000-66%1,122-1079$1,095$62,791,7204Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$1,403,000-37%540-384$2,598$405,435,0569Disney
2The Bling Ring$850,000-58%630-20$1,349$4,363,3053A24
3Epic$820,000-54%774-1220$1,059$103,009,5256Fox
4Before Midnight$666,047-26%290-151$2,297$5,743,3386Sony Pictures Classics
5Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$589,500-22%21711$2,717$2,207,2484Roadside Attractions
6The Croods$460,000-9%307-17$1,498$184,412,27015Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The East$255,000-30%185-10$1,378$1,640,0645Fox Searchlight
8Mud$195,500-37%160-53$1,222$20,560,42510Roadside Attractions
9The Big Wedding$93,00028%101-40$921$21,762,86110Lionsgate
10Scary Movie 5$75,000-10%122-12$615$31,800,73512Weinstein / Dimension
11G.I. Joe: Retaliation$74,000-18%118-21$627$122,395,57114Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
120 Feet from Stardom$232,517261%4438$5,284$415,3963RADiUS-TWC
2Fill the Void$184,636-1%6115$3,027$912,8116Sony Pictures Classics
3Frances Ha$160,000-9%90-48$1,778$3,482,1087IFC Films
4The Attack$139,794411%3633$3,883$181,9742Cohen Media Group
5I'm So Excited$102,730--5--$20,546$102,7301Sony Pictures Classics
6Unfinished Song$95,141270%1917$5,007$134,7082Weinstein Company
7Dirty Wars$45,000-1%3010$1,500$275,4704IFC Films
8Stories We Tell$32,000-24%23-10$1,391$1,389,1418Roadside Attractions
9Museum Hours$29,435--2--$14,718$29,4351Cinema Guild
10A Band Called Death$28,511--13--$2,193$28,5111Drafthouse Films
11Byzantium$18,000--6--$3,000$18,0001IFC Films
12What Maisie Knew$16,466-49%18-15$915$994,2129Millenium Entertainment
13How to Make Money Selling Drugs$15,285--5--$3,057$20,0971Tribeca Film
14Pain and Gain$11,000-55%26-24$423$49,360,18910Paramount
15The Iceman$3,982-42%5-7$796$1,930,4019Millennium Entertainment