'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, Jan. 18 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Zero Dark Thirty$4,534,252148%2,9469$1,539$42,879,0095Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$2,992,658358%2,5231713$1,186$46,951,92810Weinstein Company
4Broken City$2,948,119--2,620--$1,125$2,948,1191Fox
5Gangster Squad$2,668,724107%3,1030$860$25,778,7842Warner Bros.
6A Haunted House$2,425,001210%2,1600$1,123$24,038,1782Open Road
7Django Unchained$2,189,464109%2,516-496$870$132,308,1994Weinstein Company
8Les Miserables (2012)$2,050,305116%2,579-348$795$124,608,3254Universal
9The Last Stand$2,032,835--2,913--$698$2,032,8351Lionsgate
10The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,452,459119%2,323-689$625$282,442,2006Warner Bros. / New Line
11Lincoln$1,438,179138%2,174147$662$156,574,25811Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$1,073,092211%2,337-620$459$63,098,2464Fox
13Life of Pi$789,173231%1,256499$628$96,626,4789Fox
14Jack Reacher$644,65273%1,707-1000$378$74,821,9855Paramount
15This is 40$609,84081%1,232-1088$495$63,490,8405Universal
16Texas Chainsaw 3D$392,79345%1,474-1185$266$32,585,7313Lionsgate
17Wreck-It Ralph$211,894553%1,312836$162$179,719,19812Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jan. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Impossible$660,574195%88678$746$8,377,1395Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$576,469179%756135$763$113,098,02315Warner Bros.
3Skyfall$262,50998%507-316$518$300,149,58311Sony / Columbia
4The Guilt Trip$173,0868%642-964$270$35,265,6705Paramount
5Monsters, Inc. 3D$132,18041%565-562$234$31,072,6955Disney
6Hyde Park on Hudson$111,82671%194-52$576$4,553,3597Focus
7Rise of The Guardians$103,595122%474-431$219$99,039,9589Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$85,02671%306-236$278$290,465,04910Lionsgate / Summit
10Hotel Transylvania$77,646--237-15$328$146,792,28417Sony / Columbia
11Red Dawn (2012)$59,184519%24924$238$44,132,1229FilmDistrict
12Here Comes the Boom$50,168--209-19$240$44,497,93315Sony / Columbia
13Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$43,918-4%265-165$166$11,993,9245Paramount
14Anna Karenina (2012)$42,58938%117-27$364$12,112,48310Focus
15Promised Land (2012)$33,776-75%134-1513$252$7,445,8624Focus
16Taken 2$29,232141%156-34$187$139,577,70816Fox
17Hitchcock$21,09456%122-5$173$5,726,3499Fox Searchlight
18Pitch Perfect$18,125163%125-29$145$64,845,35317Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jan. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quartet$70,9531002%3230$2,217$143,0302Weinstein Company
2LUV$24,549--45--$546$24,5491Indomina Media
3To the Arctic 3D$15,46188%520$297$10,802,66940Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Perks of Being A Wallflower$13,18988%73-27$181$17,621,12818Lionsgate / Summit
5The Sessions$11,99249%628$193$5,762,41714Fox Searchlight
6Cloud Atlas$7,690-17%58-104$133$27,071,54813Warner Bros.
7Born to Be Wild 3D$5,99765%300$200$21,747,97894Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Playing For Keeps (2012)$5,82847%58-49$100$12,923,5647FilmDistrict
9The Master$4,403-2%14-2$315$16,031,33819Weinstein Company
10A Late Quartet$4,244-17%14-3$303$1,430,17412Entertainment One / RKO
11The Rabbi's Cat$2,443--7--$349$9,4237GKIDS
12Not Fade Away$1,483-78%56-121$26$600,2935Paramount Vantage
13Officer Down$684--1--$684$6841Anchor Bay Films