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 Sun, May. 13 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marvel's The Avengers$30,923,238-28%4,3490$7,110$373,071,6472Disney
2Dark Shadows$9,162,239-16%3,755--$2,440$29,685,2741Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man$1,994,593-11%2,05242$972$81,432,8404Sony / Screen Gems
4The Hunger Games$1,461,615-21%2,531-263$577$387,007,0488Lionsgate
5The Lucky One (2012)$1,181,454-27%2,839-166$416$53,788,2334Warner Bros.
6The Pirates! Band of Misfits$1,094,434-16%3,079-279$355$23,047,0003Sony / Columbia
7The Five-Year Engagement$1,053,290-19%2,569-372$410$24,623,4203Universal
8Chimpanzee$751,53322%1,55928$482$25,717,4784Disneynature
9Safe (2012)$506,299-9%1,690-581$300$15,717,4293Lionsgate
10The Raven$423,936-22%1,888-321$225$14,723,7753Relativity Media
11The Three Stooges$347,389-24%1,416-758$245$41,153,7695Fox
12The Cabin in the Woods$267,397-33%1,029-640$260$39,753,9125Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$919,057-15%178151$5,163$3,744,6562Fox Searchlight
2Girl in Progress$532,71220%322--$1,654$1,384,0781Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Mirror Mirror$241,7829%607-315$398$60,993,8867Relativity Media
421 Jump Street$154,652-45%589-451$263$135,117,5439Sony / Columbia
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$145,595-19%455-66$320$209,591,93511Universal
6American Reunion$91,175-53%521-335$175$56,050,1706Universal
7Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$86,190-12%260-43$332$102,581,33414Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Artist$79,79015%751710$106$44,439,47025Weinstein Company
9Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$63,838-18%200-47$319$8,541,99210CBS Films
10Titanic 3D$59,2191%157-176$377$57,614,3106Paramount
11Wrath of the Titans$50,210-46%265-450$189$81,990,1687Warner Bros.
12Lockout$43,181-47%255-56$169$14,136,7035Open Road
13Bully (2012)$30,381-24%2630$116$2,864,0717Weinstein Company
14A Thousand Words$27,666-16%127-13$218$18,292,87010Paramount
15Safe House$25,855-24%136-39$190$126,149,65514Universal
16This Means War$16,776-41%132-39$127$54,586,78413Fox
17Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$16,721-8%110-33$152$35,010,19212Lionsgate
18The Vow$13,496-39%111-46$122$125,014,03014Sony / Screen Gems
19Act of Valor$12,437-28%118-75$105$69,903,95712Relativity Media
20Jeff Who Lives at Home$12,116-26%11770$104$4,244,1559Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$69,1715%49-1$1,412$1,412,7854Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Sound of My Voice$17,220-26%4618$374$188,2743Fox Searchlight
3The Road (2012)$17,161-23%50--$343$56,6921Freestyle Releasing
4Born to Be Wild 3D$17,005-3%340$500$18,784,71758Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$15,78824%23-7$686$1,180,9305Code Black Entertainment
6Casa de mi Padre$11,4929%56-12$205$5,895,2389Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Chronicle$8,697-15%51-27$171$64,511,76315Fox
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$7,731-14%67-8$115$133,062,41922Fox
9Kalakalappu @ Masala Cafe$5,309-29%10--$531$17,1011UTV Communications
10Project X (2012)$3,874-16%40-32$97$54,724,27211Warner Bros.
11Friends With Kids$3,174-45%362$88$7,206,80010Roadside Attractions
12Coriolanus$1,951-8%11-7$177$740,16917Weinstein Company
13Blue Like Jazz$1,8685%11-9$170$588,7005Roadside Attractions
14Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$1,362-33%12-5$114$43,453,65614Fox
15Undefeated$1,300-34%130$100$541,31913Weinstein Company
16Touchback$1,018-41%6-6$170$202,7135Anchor Bay Films
17Red Tails$792-74%9-3$88$49,866,61417Fox
18Tonight You're Mine$682-13%2--$341$2,1441Roadside Attractions
19Albert Nobbs$250541%2-3$125$3,014,54116Roadside Attractions