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. 18 - Sun, Jul. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$36,000,000-50%3,9692$9,070$138,952,8442Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$28,369,000--2,806--$10,110$28,369,0001Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$18,000,000--3,826--$4,705$18,000,0001Disney
4Sex Tape$15,000,000--3,062--$4,899$15,000,0001Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$10,000,000-39%3,224-689$3,102$227,156,8884Paramount
6Tammy$7,605,000-39%3,402-63$2,235$71,253,0963Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$4,700,000-28%2,229-582$2,109$180,509,1116Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$3,800,000-37%2,169-716$1,752$160,671,8956Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Maleficent$3,302,000-21%1,541-536$2,143$228,367,2358Disney
10Earth to Echo$3,260,000-41%2,450-780$1,331$31,979,3143Relativity Media
11Begin Again$2,762,000-2%1,302363$2,121$9,487,6664Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$1,725,000-28%1,030-75$1,675$11,468,6964Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,575,000-67%1,491-1558$1,056$29,258,7503Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$1,230,000-51%1,003-965$1,226$44,463,7205Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$1,129,332-10%552-149$2,046$25,941,01711Open Road
2Edge of Tomorrow$1,110,000-39%602-501$1,844$96,624,6507Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man Too$1,100,000-54%628-603$1,752$63,964,3275Sony / Screen Gems
4Persecuted$959,266--736--$1,303$959,2661Millennium Entertainment
5The Fault in Our Stars$800,000-47%557-445$1,436$121,583,0787Fox
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$700,000-32%387-268$1,809$230,474,6629Fox
7Snowpiercer$456,484-28%211-145$2,163$3,457,9074RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$280,000-29%256-29$1,094$130,215,98815Fox
9Neighbors (2014)$221,000-38%230-37$961$149,061,05511Universal
10Third Person$126,256-47%154-73$820$800,3905Sony Pictures Classics

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$1,197,820209%3429$35,230$1,812,9872IFC Films
2Wish I Was Here$495,000--68--$7,279$495,0001Focus
3Obvious Child$139,888-36%96-38$1,457$2,602,7777A24
4Ida (2014)$118,000-20%75-13$1,573$3,334,06412Music Box Films
5Belle$114,000-17%92-15$1,239$10,451,68412Fox Searchlight
6Words and Pictures$45,700-4%33-7$1,385$2,062,7809Roadside Attractions
7Land Ho!$36,0755%73$5,154$85,8902Sony Pictures Classics
8I Origins$28,719--4--$7,180$28,7191Fox Searchlight
9There’s No Place Like Utopia$27,830--1--$27,830$27,8301Rocky Mountain Pictures
10Mood Indigo$25,121--2--$12,561$25,1211Drafthouse Films
11Yves Saint Laurent$24,361-28%11-3$2,215$209,1074Weinstein Company
12A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$21,19653%93$2,355$106,5215Big World Pictures
13A Five Star Life$16,500--1--$16,500$16,5001Music Box Films
14Code Black$11,592-41%70$1,656$98,5675Long Shot Factory
15The Breakup Guru$8,000-44%3-3$2,667$201,6414China Lion Film
16Coherence$7,500--7--$1,071$67,5655Oscilloscope
17Alive Inside$7,150--1--$7,150$7,1501BOND/360
18Fed Up$4,715-20%12-8$393$1,514,64211RADiUS-TWC
19Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$3,32375%104$332$206,2567RADiUS-TWC