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, Aug. 2 - Sun, Aug. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 Guns$27,361,000--3,025--$9,045$27,361,0001Universal
2The Wolverine$21,725,000-59%3,9240$5,536$95,038,8502Fox
3The Smurfs 2$18,200,000--3,866--$4,708$27,760,8711Sony / Columbia
4The Conjuring$13,660,000-38%3,11593$4,385$108,589,7533Warner Bros. / New Line
5Despicable Me 2$10,400,000-37%3,207-269$3,243$326,677,4655Universal
6Grown Ups 2$8,100,000-30%3,075-183$2,634$116,350,2064Sony / Columbia
7Turbo$6,400,000-53%2,985-824$2,144$69,478,6433Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Red 2$5,650,000-39%2,755-261$2,051$45,153,1393Lionsgate / Summit
9The Heat$4,725,000-32%2,074-310$2,278$149,566,0626Fox
10Pacific Rim$4,570,000-41%1,803-799$2,535$92,960,7184Warner Bros.
11The Way, Way Back$2,850,000-17%1,001115$2,847$13,672,3275Fox Searchlight
12Fruitvale Station$2,700,000-41%1,08622$2,486$10,951,9044Weinstein Company
13R.I.P.D.$2,376,000-61%1,703-1147$1,395$30,448,2403Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1World War Z$1,815,000-35%912-528$1,990$195,888,9627Paramount
2Monsters University$1,436,000-50%879-591$1,634$258,597,6917Disney
3The Lone Ranger$627,000-63%553-714$1,134$86,731,7075Disney
4The To Do List$622,000-61%585-6$1,063$3,084,8642CBS Films
5Star Trek Into Darkness$465,00086%300120$1,550$226,209,02712Paramount
620 Feet from Stardom$301,855-19%135-12$2,236$3,498,1848RADiUS-TWC
7Now You See Me$272,000-5%206-9$1,320$115,440,13610Lionsgate / Summit
8Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$256,000-65%214-284$1,196$32,017,4435Lionsgate / Summit
9Fast & Furious 6$224,000-28%230-37$974$238,015,13011Universal
10Epic$211,000-33%225-64$938$106,633,57711Fox
11Before Midnight$170,29451%226148$754$7,824,84411Sony Pictures Classics
12The Croods$140,000-22%162-32$864$186,650,21120Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13The Purge$87,000-26%132-25$659$64,420,9059Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Jasmine$2,022,074230%5044$40,441$3,008,4932Sony Pictures Classics
2The Spectacular Now$200,181--4--$50,045$200,1811A24
3I'm So Excited$121,515-16%9923$1,227$1,098,7736Sony Pictures Classics
4The Attack$98,153-8%440$2,231$1,208,5677Cohen Media Group
5Unfinished Song$86,000-24%68-14$1,265$1,407,3077Weinstein Company
6Mud$62,350-20%62-11$1,006$21,473,58315Roadside Attractions
7Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$55,670-25%58-19$960$4,100,5119Roadside Attractions
8Only God Forgives$53,205-55%45-36$1,182$701,5563RADiUS-TWC
9Girl Most Likely$44,280-77%36-191$1,230$1,352,4413Roadside Attractions
10The Artist and the Model$16,937--2--$8,469$16,9371Cohen Media Group
11The Canyons$15,200--1--$15,200$15,2001IFC Films
12Pain and Gain$8,000-46%20-15$400$49,785,70615Paramount
13Our Children$5,500--1--$5,500$5,5001Distrib Films
14Tiny Times$3,500-72%30$1,167$21,3652China Lion Film
15Stuck in Love$717-54%10$717$73,5315Millennium Entertainment