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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 11)$63,265,254-49%$87,343,000-47%Guardians of the Galaxy
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$176,836,799-28%$203,647,000-26%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$130,765,914-26%$157,657,000-23%Guardians of the Galaxy
46 (Nov 14 - Nov 20)$154,643,374-22%$174,158,000-20%Dumb and Dumber To
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$220,078,000-20%22 Jump Street
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,493,000-17%Maleficent
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$151,557,000-16%The Other Woman (2014)
42 (Oct 17 - Oct 23)$150,451,372-16%$172,254,000-16%Fury (2014)
44 (Oct 31 - Nov 06)$99,964,533-21%$129,784,000-14%Nightcrawler
43 (Oct 24 - Oct 30)$126,307,561-16%$151,200,000-12%Ouija
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$179,009,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$220,449,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 14)$246,226,8392%$276,135,0002%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,537,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,4451%$228,446,0004%Lucy
35 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$122,883,981-6%$163,465,0004%Guardians of the Galaxy
39 (Sep 26 - Oct 02)$122,343,7867%$138,699,0005%The Equalizer
41 (Oct 10 - Oct 16)$178,679,7542%$204,967,0006%Gone Girl
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
38 (Sep 19 - Sep 25)$114,768,66225%$132,059,00014%The Maze Runner
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,816,00017%22 Jump Street
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$276,208,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 07)$240,966,02025%$271,893,00019%Guardians of the Galaxy
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$193,165,00027%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,843,00032%Transformers: Age of Extinction
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)$91,833,86445%$115,981,00033%No Good Deed (2014)
47 (Nov 21 - Nov 27)$251,802,41663%$232,027,00033%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
40 (Oct 03 - Oct 09)$175,329,01643%$193,066,00039%Gone Girl
45 (Nov 07 - Nov 13)$197,207,68097%$217,787,00068%Big Hero 6
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie