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, Jul. 12 - Sun, Jul. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$44,754,000-46%4,0036$11,180$229,237,8802Universal
2Grown Ups 2$42,500,000--3,491--$12,174$42,500,0001Sony / Columbia
3Pacific Rim$38,300,000--3,275--$11,695$38,300,0001Warner Bros.
4The Heat$14,000,000-43%3,128-56$4,476$112,363,4773Fox
5The Lone Ranger$11,140,000-62%3,9040$2,853$71,101,1922Disney
6Monsters University$10,621,000-46%3,142-597$3,380$237,760,4274Disney
7World War Z$9,430,000-49%3,003-313$3,140$177,086,9204Paramount
8White House Down$6,150,000-54%2,566-656$2,397$62,962,9333Sony / Columbia
9Man of Steel$4,825,000-58%2,150-755$2,244$280,994,8785Warner Bros.
10This Is The End$2,950,000-50%1,394-710$2,116$91,738,4405Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$5,000,000-50%89216$5,605$26,378,3092Lionsgate / Summit
2Now You See Me$1,310,000-54%850-756$1,541$113,287,7027Lionsgate / Summit
3Star Trek Into Darkness$690,000-47%403-162$1,712$224,364,7249Paramount
4Bhaag Milkha Bhaag$670,000--139--$4,820$670,0001Reliance Entertainment
5Fast & Furious 6$535,000-50%397-220$1,348$236,520,3558Universal
620 Feet from Stardom$497,3783%13142$3,797$1,770,5175RADiUS-TWC
7Epic$465,000-9%352-76$1,321$104,856,4148Fox
8Before Midnight$313,714-34%154-60$2,037$7,090,3838Sony Pictures Classics
9Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$263,700-41%138-32$1,911$3,529,9516Roadside Attractions
10The Croods$247,000-28%243-26$1,016$185,621,46917Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11Iron Man 3$241,000-50%199-95$1,211$406,850,68811Disney
12The Internship$216,000-53%233-146$927$43,218,9546Fox
13Mud$134,300-17%110-1$1,221$21,068,96012Roadside Attractions
14The Purge$124,000-62%179-77$693$63,795,9806Universal
15Pain and Gain$71,000-39%150-20$473$49,659,15012Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$1,110,000101%7960$14,051$1,854,4852Fox Searchlight
2Fruitvale Station$377,285--7--$53,898$377,2851Weinstein Company
3Unfinished Song$248,0002%9121$2,725$793,4864Weinstein Company
4The Attack$167,703-14%552$3,049$714,9134Cohen Media Group
5The Bling Ring$150,000-53%97-62$1,546$5,450,2455A24
6Fill the Void$136,839-15%645$2,138$1,406,1848Sony Pictures Classics
7I'm So Excited$109,816-22%226$4,992$473,9663Sony Pictures Classics
8Frances Ha$96,900-13%57-13$1,700$3,796,1339IFC Films
9The East$94,800-42%71-31$1,335$2,127,0527Fox Searchlight
10The Kings of Summer$70,000-27%565$1,250$1,204,7057CBS Films
11Killing Season$25,628--15--$1,709$25,6281Millenium Entertainment
12Stories We Tell$24,800-29%281$886$1,483,20510Roadside Attractions
13Crystal Fairy$24,000--2--$12,000$24,0001IFC Films
14Museum Hours$23,336-25%2-1$11,668$124,1843Cinema Guild
15Still Mine$21,000--4--$5,250$21,0001IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
16G.I. Joe: Retaliation$17,000-50%41-22$415$122,511,24116Paramount
17Stuck in Love$12,754-64%15-6$850$61,6862Millennium Entertainment
18Byzantium$12,000-5%126$1,000$63,2263IFC Films
19Dealin' with Idiots$12,000--1--$12,000$12,0001IFC Films
20What Maisie Knew$9,615-37%131$740$1,044,57611Millenium Entertainment
21Viola$6,275--1--$6,275$6,2751Cinema Guild
22Pawn Shop Chronicles$4,670--15--$311$4,6701Anchor Bay Films