Grosses

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' Passes $140M Mark After $12.13M Take on TuesdayNovember 26, 2014 11:54 AM

by Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 grossed $12.13 million on Tuesday to easily top the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence increased 35 percent over Monday's performance. Daily increases in general were especially strong on Tuesday thanks in part to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire increased 29.5 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $15.96 million. Mockingjay- Part 1 surpassed the $140 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $143.01 million in five days. While Mockingjay - Part 1 is off to the largest five-day start of 2014, the film is also performing below pre-release expectations and is running a significant 23 percent behind the massive $186.36 million five-day start of Catching Fire.

Disney's Big Hero 6 held steady in second with $3.27 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios held up especially well yesterday, as it was up 50 percent over Monday and up 93 percent over last Tuesday. Big Hero 6 also surpassed the $140 million mark yesterday and has grossed $141.20 million in 19 days. That places the film 12 percent ahead of the $126.50 million 19-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph. Even with added competition from Fox's Penguins of Madagascar, Big Hero 6 is highly likely to hold up very well over the Thanksgiving holiday frame.

Paramount's Interstellar took in $2.42 million to remain in third place. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film increased 40 percent over Monday and was down a slim 9 percent from last Tuesday. Interstellar has grossed $125.08 million after 19 days of wide release. That places the film 27 percent behind the $171.22 million 19-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 grossed $1.66 million to continue to claim fourth. Universal's long awaited comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels was up 39 percent over Monday and down 31 percent from last Tuesday. Dumb and Dumber To surpassed the $60 million mark yesterday and has grossed $60.58 million in twelve days. The film is likely to continue to fall off quickly over the holiday frame, especially with added competition from Warner's Horrible Bosses 2.

The Theory of Everything continued to perform well in limited release on Tuesday with $0.215 million from 140 locations. That gave the awards season hopeful from Focus a per-location average of $1,533 for the day, which was the second highest per-location average among films in the top ten yesterday (behind only Mockingjay - Part 1). The Theory of Everything has grossed $3.17 million through 19 days of platform release. The film will be playing in 749 locations today and on Thursday and in 802 locations beginning on Friday.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Apr. 1 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1HOP$11,524,380--3,579--$3,220$11,524,3801Universal
2Source Code$5,053,494--2,961--$1,707$5,053,4941Summit
3Insidious$4,776,838--2,408--$1,984$4,776,8381FilmDistrict
4Limitless$3,034,981148%2,83833$1,069$49,236,7253Relativity Media
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$2,804,032173%3,1692$885$30,959,3782Fox
6The Lincoln Lawyer$2,056,468124%2,7070$760$34,643,4843Lionsgate
7Sucker Punch$1,917,09397%3,0330$632$25,707,8082Warner Bros.
8Paul$1,287,430104%2,550-256$505$28,886,3153Universal
9Rango$1,265,55574%3,134-511$404$110,488,8575Paramount
10Battle: Los Angeles$1,051,32078%2,263-855$465$76,017,4514Sony / Columbia
11The Adjustment Bureau$678,62580%1,525-757$445$57,066,5905Universal
12Red Riding Hood$582,83370%1,788-927$326$34,398,9404Warner Bros.
13The King's Speech$345,610117%1,007-55$343$135,798,75319Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$332,489247%18090$1,847$2,596,8704Focus
2Win Win$308,089744%149126$2,068$1,117,1693Fox Searchlight
3Beastly$275,40864%821-764$335$26,239,9365CBS Films
4Hall Pass$245,24943%703-501$349$43,245,0656Warner Bros. / New Line
5Just Go With It$206,37147%597-519$346$100,998,8788Sony / Columbia
6Gnomeo and Juliet$122,423-16%735-629$167$96,558,7678Disney
7True Grit (2010)$93,757443%324119$289$170,221,71115Paramount
8Mars Needs Moms$91,989-56%701-1469$131$20,115,7354Disney
9Unknown (2011)$75,27520%325-363$232$62,570,5907Warner Bros.
10Cedar Rapids$63,11058%210-132$301$6,342,3838Fox Searchlight
11I Am Number Four$59,75328%270-242$221$53,727,5557Disney / DreamWorks
12Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$53,40193%250-156$214$37,124,7047Fox
13Yogi Bear$44,70658%265-61$169$100,038,91716Warner Bros.
14The Green Hornet$43,133--211-35$204$98,415,55312Sony / Columbia
15Black Swan$32,04841%162-45$198$106,701,37518Fox Searchlight
16No Strings Attached$26,39655%145-68$182$70,570,97611Paramount
17Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$15,679-22%113-176$139$72,646,8918Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$40,0942%442$911$23,300,89955Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Kill the Irishman$31,414122%5615$561$628,5304Anchor Bay Films
3The Last Godfather$27,788--58--$479$27,7881Roadside Attractions
4Miral$19,677270%1511$1,312$109,7942Weinstein Company
5Biutiful$11,84231%58-8$204$4,872,89114Roadside Attractions
6Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$10,16529%66-19$154$294,953,81820Warner Bros.
7The Company Men$8,75662%45-3$195$4,301,77511Weinstein Company
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$8,65160%60-12$144$104,327,66117Fox
9The Music Never Stopped$8,448131%28-5$302$176,0153Roadside Attractions
10The Eagle$7,29240%57-40$128$19,463,1688Focus
11The Rite$6,913-10%72-83$96$33,018,92610Warner Bros. / New Line
12Blue Valentine (2010)$5,5201%39-5$142$9,654,43014Weinstein Company
13Drive Angry$4,57915%22-50$208$10,580,0736Summit
14The Mechanic$4,568-13%43-57$106$29,102,36510CBS Films
15Take Me Home Tonight$4,241-24%52-37$82$6,842,0395Relativity Media
16happythankyoumoreplease$3,92630%12-4$327$182,6285Anchor Bay Films
17Rabbit Hole$3,899115%6132$64$2,213,57616Lionsgate
18Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,6571%26-8$102$42,746,00215Fox
19I Love You Phillip Morris$2,19199%123$183$2,021,66018Roadside Attractions
20Winter's Bone$84--32$28$6,530,79243Roadside Attractions