'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jan. 15 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Beauty and the Beast 3D$5,427,041-19%2,625--$2,067$17,751,9051Disney
3Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$3,674,255-23%3,346-209$1,098$186,933,4065Paramount
4Joyful Noise$3,362,169-26%2,735--$1,229$11,225,1901Warner Bros.
5Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$2,688,563-23%3,155-448$852$170,192,3015Warner Bros.
6The Devil Inside$2,216,768-28%2,551266$869$46,375,2862Paramount
7The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$2,079,421-21%2,674-276$778$87,841,7564Sony / Columbia
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$2,052,481-23%2,849-576$720$118,875,1195Fox
9War Horse$1,929,001-18%2,85673$675$66,095,0914Disney / DreamWorks
10We Bought a Zoo$1,855,424-20%2,909-261$638$64,049,3154Fox
11The Adventures of Tintin$1,479,114-14%2,073-933$714$67,740,2304Paramount
12The Darkest Hour$326,244-27%1,182-981$276$20,528,4734Summit
13New Year's Eve$312,816-25%1,092-772$286$53,692,9816Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Iron Lady$1,610,376-28%802797$2,008$6,000,5553Weinstein Company
2Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$951,906-28%88677$1,074$15,136,7126Focus
3The Descendants$668,492-24%660-77$1,013$47,104,4529Fox Searchlight
4The Artist$398,720-20%21644$1,846$8,789,9598Weinstein Company
6The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$239,340-27%708-350$338$279,638,9999Lionsgate / Summit
7The Muppets$220,626-12%547-689$403$86,409,3968Disney
8Happy Feet Two$179,387-12%36580$491$61,898,3439Warner Bros.
9The Sitter$175,251-10%449-309$390$29,650,2556Fox
10My Week with Marilyn$148,893-22%400-184$372$11,344,9868Weinstein Company
11Puss in Boots (2011)$144,720-20%316-35$458$147,150,14412Paramount / DreamWorks
12Jack and Jill$142,036-17%298127$477$72,424,31810Sony / Columbia
13Young Adult$133,224-22%387-443$344$15,705,9806Paramount
14Tower Heist$72,785-26%260-35$280$77,539,10511Universal
15Immortals$58,096-5%18759$311$83,059,93410Relativity Media
16Courageous$31,943-5%116-75$275$34,434,96716Sony / TriStar
17In Time$24,539-15%106-26$232$37,359,99612Fox
18Moneyball$21,377-31%128-103$167$75,421,17117Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 15 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shame$47,121-18%41-4$1,149$2,626,6317Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$37,941-20%450$843$15,482,79941Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Pariah (2011)$31,787-23%2413$1,324$374,1843Focus
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$31,587-16%60$5,265$635,5454Warner Bros.
5Vettai$30,398-15%34--$894$87,9211UTV Communications
6J. Edgar$16,810-28%82-70$205$36,974,52210Warner Bros.
7In the Land of Blood and Honey$15,735-5%1811$874$149,7354FilmDistrict
8Dolphin Tale$14,107-22%91-58$155$72,228,57517Warner Bros.
9Drive (2011)$9,037-21%322$282$34,966,21618FilmDistrict
10Margin Call$4,237-37%20-10$212$5,326,46713Roadside Attractions