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