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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201348 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 2013$189,483,14288%$208,102,80682%The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
201248 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 2012$100,734,68844%$114,364,86441%The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
201148 (Dec 02 - Dec 04) - 2011$70,104,824-58%$81,053,794-55%The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
201048 (Nov 26 - Nov 28) - 2010$167,833,958-3%$181,006,699-2%Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
200948 (Nov 27 - Nov 29) - 2009$172,372,60113%$184,473,27013%The Twilight Saga: New Moon
200848 (Nov 28 - Nov 30) - 2008$152,335,420123%$162,600,07693%Four Christmases
200748 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 2007$68,337,819-11%$84,269,673-10%Enchanted
200648 (Dec 01 - Dec 03) - 2006$77,025,1475%$93,246,6178%Happy Feet
200548 (Dec 02 - Dec 04) - 2005$73,341,684-50%$86,100,242-47%Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
200448 (Nov 26 - Nov 28) - 2004$146,207,0434%$162,076,9360%National Treasure
200348 (Nov 28 - Nov 30) - 2003$139,965,97510%$161,648,5128%Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
200248 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 2002$127,059,97259%$150,174,81567%Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
200148 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 2001$79,719,7610%$89,748,2951%Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
200048 (Dec 01 - Dec 03) - 2000$80,007,102-44%$88,563,123-45%How the Grinch Stole Christmas
199948 (Nov 26 - Nov 28) - 1999$142,915,24627%$159,710,59227%Toy Story 2
199848 (Nov 27 - Nov 29) - 1998$112,913,64919%$125,579,05621%A Bug's Life
199748 (Nov 28 - Nov 30) - 1997$95,033,750-11%$103,939,528-4%Flubber
199648 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 1996$106,879,03480%$108,126,48076%101 Dalmatians (1996)
199548 (Dec 01 - Dec 03) - 1995$59,294,31033%$61,342,12027%Toy Story
199448 (Dec 02 - Dec 04) - 1994$44,705,283-34%$48,322,082-37%The Santa Clause
199348 (Nov 26 - Nov 28) - 1993$67,984,479-28%$76,915,289-21%Mrs. Doubtfire
199248 (Nov 27 - Nov 29) - 1992$95,071,93541%$97,079,20139%Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
199148 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 1991$67,570,80127%$69,649,36428%The Addams Family
199048 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 1990$53,003,27310%$54,459,1839%Home Alone
198948 (Dec 01 - Dec 03) - 1989$48,324,005-2%$49,741,403-11%Back to the Future Part II
198848 (Nov 25 - Nov 27) - 1988$49,421,4923%$56,018,7808%Scrooged
198748 (Nov 27 - Nov 29) - 1987$47,960,218-5%$51,630,869-9%Three Men and a Baby
198648 (Nov 28 - Nov 30) - 1986$50,650,76021%$56,709,25926%Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
198548 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 1985$41,899,609117%$44,845,382104%Rocky IV
198448 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 1984$19,313,11237%$22,030,63241%Missing in Action
198348 (Dec 02 - Dec 04) - 1983$14,071,151-43%$15,622,894-40%Terms of Endearment