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, Feb. 7 - Sun, Feb. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The LEGO Movie$69,110,000--3,775--$18,307$69,110,0001Warner Bros.
2The Monuments Men$22,700,000--3,083--$7,363$22,700,0001Sony / Columbia
3Ride Along$9,400,000-22%2,800-67$3,357$105,122,5904Universal
4Frozen (2013)$6,914,000-23%2,460-294$2,811$368,678,62612Disney
5That Awkward Moment$5,540,000-37%2,8090$1,972$16,848,0352Focus
6Lone Survivor$5,300,000-25%2,869-416$1,847$112,586,2867Universal
7Vampire Academy$4,101,000--2,676--$1,533$4,101,0001Weinstein Company
8The Nut Job$3,809,000-48%3,004-468$1,268$55,081,6644Open Road
9Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$3,600,000-32%2,139-768$1,683$44,469,4154Paramount
10Labor Day (2013)$3,230,000-38%2,5840$1,250$10,172,3962Paramount
11American Hustle$3,100,000-25%1,640-576$1,890$138,117,0809Sony / Columbia
12The Wolf of Wall Street$2,570,000-24%1,167-440$2,202$107,883,8247Paramount
13August: Osage County$1,511,000-49%1,327-992$1,139$34,320,1207Weinstein Company
14I, Frankenstein$1,425,000-62%1,427-1326$999$17,432,2933Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$1,685,000-17%701-431$2,404$266,487,80019Warner Bros.
2Philomena$809,000-16%504-63$1,605$28,683,92212Weinstein Company
312 Years a Slave$800,000-45%678-494$1,180$47,331,27417Fox Searchlight
4Her (2013)$737,000-38%457-346$1,613$22,469,8878Warner Bros.
5Nebraska$700,000-39%525-350$1,333$14,940,06813Paramount Vantage
6The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$700,000-43%537-396$1,304$255,410,1789Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$670,000-29%529-293$1,267$422,420,78512Lionsgate
8Dallas Buyers Club$631,000-54%488-564$1,293$23,703,48615Focus
9Saving Mr. Banks$435,000-59%485-590$897$81,889,2189Disney
10Devil's Due$296,000-71%385-905$769$15,380,6854Fox
11Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$260,000-19%346-74$751$124,794,2658Paramount
12The Legend Of Hercules$214,000-60%248-350$863$18,369,8075Lionsgate / Summit
13Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$130,000-26%197-23$660$119,281,92720Sony / Columbia
14Captain Phillips$110,000-37%182-63$604$106,734,78118Sony / Columbia
15Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$70,000-26%115-48$609$52,528,8449Lionsgate
16Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$60,000-25%103-47$583$32,376,3506Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$250,70048%6435$3,917$555,4373Roadside Attractions
2The Past$105,348-4%6718$1,572$843,4758Sony Pictures Classics
3The Great Beauty$104,717-8%531$1,976$1,795,33113Janus Films
4The Invisible Woman$56,958-64%74-62$770$981,2647Sony Pictures Classics
5Gimme Shelter (2014)$55,520-82%76-271$731$1,335,6953Roadside Attractions
6Kids for Cash$40,800--4--$10,200$40,8001SenArt Films / Paladin
7Tim's Vermeer$39,011-22%73$5,573$127,5632Sony Pictures Classics
8Visitors$7,013-4%72$1,002$30,0153Cinedigm
9A Field in England$5,013--10--$501$5,0131Drafthouse Films