Grosses

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' Passes $130M Mark After $8.98M Monday TakeNovember 25, 2014 01:23 PM

by Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took in $8.98 million on Monday to easily lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 65 percent from Sunday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fell 64 percent on its first Monday to gross $12.32 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 surpassed the $130 million mark on Monday and has grossed $130.88 million in four days. While Mockingjay - Part 1 is off to the largest four-day start of 2014, the film is performing below pre-release expectations and is running a significant 23 percent behind the massive $170.39 million four-day start of Catching Fire.

Disney's Big Hero 6 placed in second with $2.18 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was down 64 percent from Sunday and up a strong 67 percent over last Monday, as the approaching Thanksgiving holiday is already providing a boost to the film and the marketplace in general. Big Hero 6 continues to perform well with $137.93 million in 18 days. That places the film 11.5 percent ahead of the $123.69 million 18-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

Paramount's Interstellar claimed third place with $1.73 million. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film fell 60 percent from Sunday and a healthy 20 percent from last Monday. Interstellar has grossed $122.66 million after 18 days of wide release. That places the film 27.5 percent behind the $169.28 million 18-day take of last year's Thor: The Dark World. Interstellar should be able to stabilize this weekend thanks to the holiday frame and continued IMAX grosses.

Dumb and Dumber To took fourth place with $1.19 million. Universal's long awaited comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels continues to display signs of significant front-loading, as the film was down 66 percent from Sunday and down 42 percent from last Monday. Dumb and Dumber To has grossed $58.92 million in eleven days and is set to surpass the $60 million mark today. While Dumb and Dumber To is running in line with expectations, the film is highly likely to continue to lose momentum quickly going forward.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 3 - Sun, Jan. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$25,017,530-49%3,6220$6,907$261,031,9443New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$21,143,257-30%3,17014$6,670$97,439,2732DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$11,126,433-28%2,7550$4,039$68,810,7813Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$8,620,517-31%3,050112$2,826$76,327,2894Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$7,327,177-33%2,305115$3,179$47,084,9833Miramax
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$5,509,680-25%2,881-131$1,912$31,528,9363Paramount
7Drumline$5,303,002-35%1,653-16$3,208$47,541,5814Fox
8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$4,655,191-28%2,015-490$2,310$252,104,9098Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$3,631,339-25%2,160-86$1,681$29,853,0734Disney
10Die Another Day$2,939,517-33%1,808-67$1,626$153,770,2557MGM