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. 4 - Sun, Jul. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$36,400,000-64%4,2330$8,599$174,745,7692Paramount
2Tammy$21,170,000--3,465--$6,110$32,899,5401Warner Bros. / New Line
3Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$9,500,000--3,049--$3,116$15,011,8521Sony / Screen Gems
422 Jump Street$9,400,000-41%3,324-102$2,828$158,866,2934Sony / Columbia
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$8,750,000-34%3,297-453$2,654$140,004,3644Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Earth to Echo$8,250,000--3,230--$2,554$13,452,8991Relativity Media
7Maleficent$6,133,000-27%2,389-684$2,567$213,893,4886Disney
8Jersey Boys$5,160,000-33%2,630-275$1,962$36,695,7953Warner Bros.
9Think Like a Man Too$4,900,000-53%1,729-496$2,834$57,198,7243Sony / Screen Gems
10Edge of Tomorrow$3,640,000-33%1,538-997$2,367$90,867,1535Warner Bros.
11America (2014)$2,725,0006958%1,1051102$2,466$4,043,9682Lionsgate
12The Fault in Our Stars$2,450,000-52%1,865-980$1,314$115,853,5295Fox
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,840,000-45%1,044-970$1,762$227,060,0027Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$1,678,0001%686-115$2,446$22,039,7529Open Road
2Begin Again$1,316,000882%175170$7,520$1,854,2492Weinstein Company
3Snowpiercer$998,325483%250242$3,993$1,499,8442RADiUS-TWC
4Godzilla (2014)$418,000-55%352-398$1,188$197,901,6148Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$394,000-50%315-195$1,251$148,015,6309Universal
6Obvious Child$382,652-30%2026$1,894$1,926,7265A24
7Rio 2$354,000-20%311-11$1,138$128,857,12813Fox
8Captain America: The Winter Soldier$338,000-16%251-30$1,347$257,847,89114Disney
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$268,000-52%227-256$1,181$42,251,1706Universal
10Ida (2014)$220,000-17%100-32$2,200$2,852,08410Music Box Films
11Belle$190,000-26%123-52$1,545$9,999,71910Fox Searchlight
12A Hard Day's Night (2014 re-issue)$160,000--102--$1,569$160,0001Janus Films
13The Other Woman (2014)$97,000-40%142-53$683$83,603,60711Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Third Person$119,85961%3416$3,525$291,7943Sony Pictures Classics
2Words and Pictures$91,300-33%58-47$1,574$1,886,4117Roadside Attractions
3Le Chef$42,20019%18-1$2,344$116,9523Cohen Media Group
4Yves Saint Laurent$38,72260%108$3,872$93,2832Weinstein Company
5The Breakup Guru$35,000-44%10-2$3,500$146,1972China Lion Film
6A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$15,14233%42$3,786$57,4023Big World Pictures
7Fading Gigolo$12,427-49%12-12$1,036$3,748,45612Millennium Entertainment
8The Rover$10,652-89%21-226$507$1,025,2764A24
9Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$7,872-67%12-19$656$194,1285RADiUS-TWC
10Frozen (2013)$7,00035%11-3$636$400,728,19833Disney
11Code Black$6,952-68%1-1$6,952$51,3063Long Shot Factory