'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, Aug. 8 - Sun, Aug. 10

Wide (1000+)

1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$65,575,105--3,845--$17,055$65,575,1051Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$42,124,922-55%4,0888$10,305$176,515,7612Disney
3Into the Storm$17,346,427--3,434--$5,051$17,346,4271Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Hundred-Foot Journey$10,979,290--2,023--$5,427$10,979,2901Disney / DreamWorks
6Step Up All In$6,469,857--2,072--$3,123$6,469,8571Lionsgate / Summit
7Hercules (2014)$5,746,891-48%2,896-699$1,984$63,508,1383Paramount
8Get On Up$5,195,150-62%2,4691$2,104$23,109,7602Universal
9Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$4,334,532-50%2,306-977$1,880$197,768,1565Fox
10Planes: Fire and Rescue$2,451,526-59%2,280-961$1,075$52,982,8544Disney
11The Purge: Anarchy$2,285,060-61%1,602-1054$1,426$68,533,3604Universal
12And So It Goes$1,204,696-63%1,111-705$1,084$13,243,2153Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

1A Most Wanted Man$2,198,557-32%80175$2,745$10,410,7903Roadside Attractions
2Boyhood$1,973,656-18%506196$3,901$10,537,0435IFC Films
3Sex Tape$1,124,492-68%944-1556$1,191$36,907,1904Sony / Columbia
4Magic in the Moonlight$763,0153%170105$4,488$2,397,2333Sony Pictures Classics
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$690,037-43%526-335$1,312$170,121,1529Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Transformers: Age of Extinction$576,456-74%580-1152$994$242,880,0317Paramount
8Tammy$502,001-68%550-865$913$82,737,1686Warner Bros. / New Line
922 Jump Street$353,208-70%313-515$1,128$189,477,8249Sony / Columbia
10Edge of Tomorrow$332,385-47%265-137$1,254$99,280,67810Warner Bros.
11Chef$320,277-51%242-108$1,323$28,944,19914Open Road
12Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$296,414--251--$1,181$2,412,7521Screenvision
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$278,47649%22737$1,227$232,077,84612Fox
14The Fault in Our Stars$201,701-36%223-59$904$123,846,54710Fox
15Begin Again$178,812-73%245-482$730$14,278,4127Weinstein Company
16James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D$149,879--304--$493$149,8791DisruptiveLA
17Earth to Echo$148,820-68%217-319$686$37,458,6396Relativity Media
18Godzilla (2014)$134,584-44%178-99$756$200,435,30813Warner Bros.
19Rio 2$120,066-30%166-46$723$131,261,54818Fox
20Jersey Boys$113,609-60%150-136$757$46,491,1338Warner Bros.
21Captain America: The Winter Soldier$111,144-72%105-76$1,059$259,657,01119Disney
22Blended$104,046-30%144-43$723$46,084,34312Warner Bros.
23The Fluffy Movie$95,860-82%156-276$614$2,705,0413Open Road
24Wish I Was Here$95,326-84%202-551$472$3,459,6674Focus
25Neighbors (2014)$91,560-47%139-38$659$149,939,69014Universal
26America (2014)$66,792-81%121-357$552$14,320,8577Lionsgate
27The Amazing Spider-Man 2$57,873-52%104-57$556$202,778,22415Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

1Calvary$253,981243%4440$5,772$359,6312Fox Searchlight
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$141,393-15%410$3,449$5,780,95919Warner Bros. / IMAX
3What If$133,898--20--$6,695$133,8981CBS Films
4Kick$97,350-78%74-88$1,316$2,393,5923UTV Motion Pictures
6Hubble 3D$64,154-15%112$5,832$45,613,675230Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Admiral: Roaring Currents$51,431--1--$51,431$51,4311CJ Entertainment
8Journey to the South Pacific$51,227-27%180$2,846$4,268,31037IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
9Million Dollar Arm$42,233-45%66-35$640$36,404,90513Disney
10Obvious Child$37,412-45%35-9$1,069$2,968,94310A24
11I Origins$33,826-50%88-34$384$308,5854Fox Searchlight
12Mood Indigo$26,544-30%3515$758$170,9854Drafthouse Films
13The Grand Seduction$25,012-48%33-17$758$3,273,95311eOne Films US
14Heaven is for Real$24,231-54%60-36$404$91,443,25317Sony / TriStar
15Ida (2014)$23,416-35%29-4$807$3,593,86715Music Box Films
16A Five Star Life$22,863-20%125$1,905$111,4094Music Box Films
17Think Like a Man Too$22,388-80%31-84$722$65,104,7118Sony / Screen Gems
18Jerusalem 3D$21,06816%133$1,621$4,917,11847National Geographic
19Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$19,575-79%44-53$445$30,577,1226Sony / Screen Gems
20Belle$16,634-46%28-15$594$10,682,94915Fox Searchlight
21Mr. Peabody & Sherman$15,881-37%36-23$441$111,429,71923Fox / DreamWorks Animation
22Land Ho!$14,095-27%12-7$1,175$200,7515Sony Pictures Classics
23The Dog$12,431--3--$4,144$12,4311Drafthouse Films
24Life Itself$11,855-30%30-14$395$742,0326Magnolia Pictures
25Le Chef$11,188-52%13-5$861$329,7378Cohen Media Group
26Under the Sea 3D$9,198-35%71$1,314$34,244,970287Warner Bros. / IMAX
27Born to Be Wild 3D$8,894-10%6-1$1,482$23,507,507175Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Third Person$7,858-18%8-1$982$888,2598Sony Pictures Classics
29The Grand Budapest Hotel$7,282-51%16-7$455$59,051,48623Fox Searchlight
3050 to 1$6,970-44%4-6$1,743$858,35921Ten Furlongs
31The Other Woman (2014)$6,464-36%14-8$462$83,906,11416Fox
32Words and Pictures$6,082-51%12-6$507$2,155,36412Roadside Attractions
33Yves Saint Laurent$5,316-47%6-2$886$275,3187Weinstein Company
34The Rover$4,985-14%5-1$997$1,099,7169A24
35Only Lovers Left Alive$4,968-40%5-2$994$1,850,04018Sony Pictures Classics
36A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$4,920-11%70$703$143,4578Big World Pictures
37Child of God$4,578-83%5-3$916$37,9492Well Go USA
38Venus in Fur$4,551-56%21-10$217$342,1838IFC Films
39Persecuted$4,453-79%10-22$445$1,557,4944Millennium Entertainment
40The Last Sentence$4,362433%31$1,454$54,2708Music Box Films
41The LEGO Movie$4,255-39%17-21$250$257,731,10727Warner Bros.
43The Lunchbox$3,20518%51$641$4,212,45824Sony Pictures Classics
44Fifi Howls from Happiness$2,728--1--$2,728$2,7281Music Box Films
45Happy Christmas$2,632-62%8-1$329$24,1693Magnolia Pictures
46Under the Skin (2014)$2,587-60%3-2$862$2,611,94919A24
47To the Arctic 3D$2,327129%3-1$776$14,163,846121Warner Bros. / IMAX
48Finding Vivian Maier$2,164-3%5-4$433$1,509,13120IFC Films
49A Master Builder$1,987-52%21$994$26,1683Abramorama
50Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$1,713770%10$1,713$64,77526Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
51Code Black$1,556-88%5-5$311$150,2908Long Shot Factory
52What Now? Remind Me$1,434--1--$1,434$1,4341Cinema Guild
53Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger$1,14061%42$285$75,0507Magnolia Pictures
54Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,13313%10$1,133$148,90617Rialto Pictures
55The Double (2014)$877-78%4-5$219$199,80614Magnolia Pictures
56Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$692-19%3-1$231$211,83310RADiUS-TWC
57Half of a Yellow Sun$576--1--$576$53,64513Monterey Media
58For No Good Reason$573-20%1-1$573$67,10516Sony Pictures Classics
59The Empty Hours$347--1--$347$7,8795Strand Releasing
60For a Woman$338168%10$338$32,62415Film Movement
61As It Is in Heaven (2014)$300-12%21$150$10,3965Embark Visuals
62Redwood Highway$282--2--$141$131,33818Monterey Media
63Fed Up$255-92%2-5$128$1,534,98514RADiUS-TWC
64We Are the Best!$120-89%1-2$120$174,59811Magnolia Pictures
65Moebius$72-92%10$72$2,3402RAM Releasing
66Evergreen: The Road to Legalization$64--1--$64$2,3639First Run Features
67The Jewish Cardinal$9-99%10$9$133,23231Film Movement