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 Sat, Nov. 10 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$33,859,54411%3,505--$9,660$66,563,6211Sony / Columbia
2Wreck-It Ralph$14,871,95789%3,7520$3,964$83,382,6482Disney
3Flight$6,521,46554%2,047163$3,186$43,435,7002Paramount
4Argo$3,042,34066%2,763-11$1,101$83,835,7205Warner Bros.
5Taken 2$1,818,72354%2,487-152$731$130,285,1746Fox
6Here Comes the Boom$1,140,60963%2,044-270$558$38,350,3385Sony / Columbia
7Cloud Atlas$1,135,49659%2,02310$561$22,035,0263Warner Bros.
8Pitch Perfect$1,126,71043%1,391-111$810$58,439,2687Universal
9Hotel Transylvania$1,098,765111%2,566-356$428$140,172,5217Sony / Columbia
10The Man With the Iron Fists$1,076,38542%1,8724$575$12,062,8702Universal
11Paranormal Activity 4$867,92938%2,348-658$370$52,118,6234Paramount
12Sinister$666,10439%1,554-328$429$46,198,8345Lionsgate / Summit
13Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$540,49746%1,902-1031$284$15,993,4593Open Road
14Alex Cross$433,87774%1,090-558$398$24,373,8984Lionsgate / Summit
15Fun Size$327,39062%1,301-1715$252$8,572,1733Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$478,28644%607-15$788$14,293,2198Lionsgate / Summit
2Looper$253,47751%491-205$516$64,508,8457Sony / TriStar
3The Sessions$251,46381%12859$1,965$1,500,4024Fox Searchlight
4Chasing Mavericks$183,40046%459-1571$400$5,114,1883Fox
5Seven Psychopaths$177,81261%356-103$499$13,982,0855CBS Films
6Trouble with the Curve$109,45639%421135$260$35,224,2358Warner Bros.
7ParaNorman$73,229115%198-48$370$55,402,60513Focus
8The Dark Knight Rises$66,29758%243-48$273$447,722,85017Warner Bros.
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$50,632120%147-10$344$160,527,02318Fox
10End of Watch$45,05749%125-33$360$38,993,1618Open Road
11The Possession$28,88982%121-34$239$49,057,95811Lionsgate
12The Expendables 2$27,76274%134-39$207$84,936,58813Lionsgate
13The Campaign$26,32750%138-50$191$86,829,00414Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 10 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lincoln$347,09229%11--$31,554$615,2231Disney / DreamWorks
2A Late Quartet$79,26181%6253$1,278$233,2762Entertainment One / RKO
3The Master$46,75675%88-50$531$15,658,5469Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$39,71225%520$764$9,656,23630Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Arbitrage$37,43371%87-29$430$7,644,2559Roadside Attractions
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$24,145127%82-13$294$48,787,29815Fox
7Resident Evil: Retribution$22,75173%91-40$250$42,328,0739Sony / Screen Gems
8House at the End of the Street$20,43872%78-50$262$31,232,6128Relativity Media
9This Must Be the Place$13,46269%119$1,224$34,7742Weinstein Company
10Born to Be Wild 3D$12,0069%300$400$21,247,32384Warner Bros. / IMAX
11The Intouchables$10,65661%346$313$12,967,51725Weinstein Company
12Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana$10,13829%38-22$267$133,5872UTV Communications
13Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$6,31457%43-27$147$3,311,3395Atlas Distribution
14Won't Back Down$3,28549%38-3$86$5,297,0767Fox
15Lawless$3,01634%20-15$151$37,376,93711Weinstein Company
16The Other Dream Team$1,056-30%50$211$133,1087The Film Arcade
17Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$9980%2-2$499$73,4696Roadside Attractions
18Vamps$629-8%10$629$2,0822Anchor Bay Films
19The Bay$82-15%1-22$82$29,5492Roadside Attractions