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, Jan. 10 - Sun, Jan. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lone Survivor$38,510,00045282%2,8752873$13,395$38,891,5613Universal
2Frozen (2013)$15,070,000-23%3,239-79$4,653$317,660,9888Disney
3The Wolf of Wall Street$9,000,000-32%2,521-36$3,570$78,586,5513Paramount
4The Legend Of Hercules$8,600,000--2,104--$4,087$8,600,0001Lionsgate / Summit
5American Hustle$8,600,000-31%2,629111$3,271$101,562,9285Sony / Columbia
6The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$8,015,000-49%3,075-655$2,607$242,219,4355Warner Bros. / New Line
7Saving Mr. Banks$6,578,000-24%2,671561$2,463$68,949,2265Disney
8Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$6,300,000-66%2,88316$2,185$28,471,3892Paramount
9Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$6,100,000-43%3,012-395$2,025$118,517,9444Paramount
10Her (2013)$5,410,000649%1,7291682$3,129$8,809,0364Warner Bros.
11The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$4,600,000-35%1,762-381$2,611$413,992,6518Lionsgate
12The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$4,400,000-45%2,584-338$1,703$52,690,7623Fox
13Grudge Match$1,970,000-63%2,005-851$983$28,473,4303Warner Bros.
1447 Ronin$1,500,000-70%1,359-1331$1,104$36,299,8853Universal
15Walking With Dinosaurs$1,300,000-65%1,339-1221$971$33,609,0274Fox
16Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$1,175,000-60%1,040-434$1,130$51,938,8975Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1August: Osage County$7,315,0005128%905900$8,083$7,860,3853Weinstein Company
2Inside Llewyn Davis$1,876,00074%729573$2,573$9,309,1266CBS Films
3Philomena$1,360,000-6%6070$2,241$21,916,0288Weinstein Company
4Nebraska$820,00033%521281$1,574$8,149,6549Paramount Vantage
5Gravity$421,000-12%155-10$2,716$256,226,70415Warner Bros.
6The Book Thief$400,000-24%303-26$1,320$19,749,73410Fox
7Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$335,000-24%264-14$1,269$118,073,75716Sony / Columbia
8Thor: The Dark World$312,000-35%257-34$1,214$203,931,58610Disney
912 Years a Slave$267,000-19%114-37$2,342$38,900,77513Fox Searchlight
10Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$265,000-75%363-647$730$7,750,2037Weinstein Company
11Dallas Buyers Club$242,000-20%125-3$1,936$16,684,08311Focus
12Last Vegas$177,000-11%240-17$738$63,391,90911CBS Films
13Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$130,000-26%192-28$677$101,824,81712Paramount
14Despicable Me 2$61,000-37%137-14$445$368,044,19028Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Past$86,613148%1712$5,095$257,0654Sony Pictures Classics
2The Great Beauty$71,950-20%38-5$1,893$1,080,1969Janus Films
3The Invisible Woman$48,16077%95$5,351$174,2843Sony Pictures Classics
4All Is Lost$36,575-22%63-8$581$6,108,10013Roadside Attractions
5Escape Plan$35,000-30%77-7$455$25,117,48413Lionsgate / Summit
6Justin Bieber's Believe$31,528-95%75-962$420$6,189,1423Open Road
7In Bloom$10,000--2--$5,000$10,0001Big World Pictures
8Personal Tailor$9,500-67%4-5$2,375$369,2254China Lion Film
920 Feet from Stardom$3,326-9%84$416$4,831,66831RADiUS-TWC
10Inequality for All$5005%1-3$500$1,194,45416RADiUS-TWC