'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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Nov 16Sun320$31,871,601-18%$35,000,739Big Hero 6
Nov 15Sat319$54,858,239-8%$60,131,726Big Hero 6
Nov 11Tue315$24,138,220183%$26,159,999Big Hero 6
Nov 09Sun313$38,666,52889%$41,902,618Big Hero 6
Nov 08Sat312$59,745,31562%$65,335,652Big Hero 6
Nov 14Fri318$38,671,875-13%$41,460,909Dumb and Dumber To
Nov 06Thu310$5,875,057-12%$7,521,101Fury (2014)
Nov 07Fri311$44,252,038152%$47,949,424Interstellar
Nov 05Wed309$6,529,675-1%$8,228,591Interstellar
Nov 20Thu324$6,005,234-24%$6,724,781Interstellar
Nov 19Wed323$6,794,457-16%$7,620,621Interstellar
Nov 18Tue322$9,317,112-61%$10,293,266Interstellar
Nov 17Mon321$7,539,116-49%$8,340,104Interstellar
Nov 13Thu317$7,929,06835%$8,788,250Interstellar
Nov 12Wed316$8,080,41924%$8,927,387Interstellar
Nov 10Mon314$14,708,989144%$16,131,107Interstellar
Nov 03Mon307$6,032,207-14%$7,671,247Nightcrawler
Nov 04Tue308$8,540,347-5%$10,528,027Nightcrawler
Nov 01Sat305$36,887,533-9%$45,812,994Ouija
Nov 02Sun306$20,430,279-16%$25,395,275The Book of Life (2014)
Nov 22Sat326$69,474,81827%$72,759,973The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Nov 26Wed330$35,745,000426%$36,160,596The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Nov 21Fri325$71,833,35686%$73,812,075The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Nov 25Tue329$21,206,963128%$22,302,263The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Nov 24Mon328$15,419,089105%$16,294,410The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Nov 23Sun327$43,159,18135%$45,171,557The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1