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 Mon, May. 7 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$18,898,999-67%4,349--$4,346$226,337,7071Disney
2Think Like a Man$653,683-69%2,010-5$325$73,789,2833Sony / Screen Gems
3The Five-Year Engagement$470,560-64%2,9415$160$19,603,5752Universal
4The Hunger Games$424,660-72%2,794-778$152$381,039,3197Lionsgate
5The Lucky One (2012)$419,002-65%3,005-170$139$48,194,0623Warner Bros.
6The Pirates! Band of Misfits$271,921-84%3,3580$81$18,937,8622Sony / Columbia
7Safe (2012)$264,963-68%2,2715$117$13,345,8462Lionsgate
8The Raven$264,159-64%2,2096$120$12,440,2842Relativity Media
9Chimpanzee$190,242-76%1,531-36$124$23,292,1313Disneynature
10The Cabin in the Woods$177,731-59%1,669-970$106$38,196,4794Lionsgate
1121 Jump Street$102,663-63%1,040-780$99$134,118,4468Sony / Columbia
12The Three Stooges$94,034-83%2,174-931$43$39,763,0494Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Reunion$68,480-65%856-1298$80$55,369,5605Universal
2Mirror Mirror$47,023-80%922-1095$51$60,221,5216Relativity Media
3Bully (2012)$42,112-14%2630$160$2,580,1236Weinstein Company
4Titanic 3D$37,048-70%333-1076$111$57,327,5565Paramount
5Wrath of the Titans$34,261-74%715-857$48$81,654,0936Warner Bros.
6Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$31,260-75%521-362$60$209,066,12510Universal
7Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$26,884-59%247-88$109$8,252,0839CBS Films
8Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$17,174-79%303-98$57$102,290,28613Warner Bros. / New Line
9Lockout$14,635-67%311-948$47$13,909,0094Open Road
10Safe House$9,625-63%175-54$55$126,030,52513Universal
11Act of Valor$8,688-58%193-92$45$69,833,49211Relativity Media
12This Means War$8,127-53%171-61$48$54,492,09412Fox
13A Thousand Words$6,862-67%140-29$49$18,192,6259Paramount
14Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$6,089-55%143104$43$34,944,12211Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$78,731-65%27--$2,916$815,7821Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$34,240-33%500$685$1,059,2563Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$12,379-27%340$364$18,653,84957Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Sound of My Voice$5,519-60%2823$197$109,0692Fox Searchlight
5Casa de mi Padre$3,812-64%6832$56$5,853,0368Lionsgate / Pantelion
6Project X (2012)$3,737-55%72-83$52$54,701,35810Warner Bros.
7Chronicle$3,069-69%78-43$39$64,476,03814Fox
8Jeff Who Lives at Home$2,734-61%47-32$58$4,193,4448Paramount Vantage
9Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$2,214-72%30-37$74$1,139,3874Code Black Entertainment
10Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$1,957-75%75-36$26$133,032,41021Fox
11Friends With Kids$1,728-52%34-19$51$7,187,0689Roadside Attractions
12The Artist$1,570-68%41-9$38$44,244,43524Weinstein Company
13Coriolanus$1,565-57%184$87$729,24116Weinstein Company
14Undefeated$1,118-43%13-7$86$532,21212Weinstein Company
15Blue Like Jazz$955-67%20-26$48$579,0504Roadside Attractions
16Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$818-44%17-10$48$43,446,90513Fox
17Touchback$536-73%12-16$45$197,7554Anchor Bay Films
18Red Tails$287-68%12-11$24$49,858,69316Fox
19W.E.$244-77%6-4$41$582,31914Weinstein Company
20Albert Nobbs$13-99%5-11$3$3,013,82515Roadside Attractions