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, Jan. 20 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mama$7,464,540-31%2,647--$2,820$28,402,3101Universal
2Zero Dark Thirty$3,978,333-45%2,9469$1,350$54,142,3695Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$3,018,054-36%2,5231713$1,196$54,712,10610Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$2,308,687-37%3,1030$744$31,750,6002Warner Bros.
5A Haunted House$2,258,009-35%2,1600$1,045$29,783,2002Open Road
6Les Miserables (2012)$2,179,255-33%2,579-348$845$130,050,0154Universal
7Django Unchained$2,111,873-39%2,516-496$839$137,874,5354Weinstein Company
8The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,904,263-32%2,323-689$820$287,166,6826Warner Bros. / New Line
9Broken City$1,825,129-48%2,620--$697$8,268,9081Fox
10The Last Stand$1,696,167-34%2,913--$582$6,281,4331Lionsgate
11Lincoln$1,498,513-41%2,174147$689$160,611,34211Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$1,273,283-33%2,337-620$545$66,277,5724Fox
13Life of Pi$1,051,384-30%1,256499$837$99,188,9309Fox
14Jack Reacher$581,583-43%1,707-1000$341$76,415,2805Paramount
15This is 40$498,960-46%1,232-1088$405$64,913,8055Universal
16Wreck-It Ralph$471,763-24%1,312836$360$180,809,77812Disney
17Texas Chainsaw 3D$333,182-39%1,474-1185$226$33,462,8873Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Impossible$732,752-32%88678$827$10,192,8035Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$622,582-41%756135$824$114,784,50115Warner Bros.
3Monsters, Inc. 3D$268,488-24%565-562$475$31,693,0605Disney
4Skyfall$249,293-46%507-316$492$300,856,31511Sony / Columbia
5Rise of The Guardians$197,539-24%474-431$417$99,497,1059Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Guilt Trip$172,222-34%642-964$268$35,697,7785Paramount
7Hotel Transylvania$118,293-30%237-15$499$147,078,98117Sony / Columbia
8Hyde Park on Hudson$112,968-42%194-52$582$4,861,2267Focus
9The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$102,287-30%306-236$334$290,713,79510Lionsgate / Summit
10Flight$79,493-38%300150$265$93,091,05712Paramount
11Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$79,385-13%265-165$300$12,164,9645Paramount
12Red Dawn (2012)$64,395-30%24924$259$44,287,9909FilmDistrict
13Here Comes the Boom$58,502-35%209-19$280$44,646,00215Sony / Columbia
14Anna Karenina (2012)$51,261-27%117-27$438$12,234,11410Focus
15Promised Land (2012)$29,919-49%134-1513$223$7,534,1284Focus
16Taken 2$28,635-40%156-34$184$139,653,87116Fox
17Pitch Perfect$21,250-29%125-29$170$64,896,59317Universal
18Hitchcock$19,402-31%122-5$159$5,773,9909Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 20 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quartet$95,224-31%3230$2,976$376,3402Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$26,318-17%520$506$10,860,83140Warner Bros. / IMAX
3LUV$21,441-42%45--$476$83,1941Indomina Media
4The Perks of Being A Wallflower$16,138-27%73-27$221$17,659,36918Lionsgate / Summit
5Born to Be Wild 3D$13,2671%300$442$21,774,36094Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Sessions$12,548-33%628$202$5,793,78514Fox Searchlight
7Cloud Atlas$9,309-27%58-104$161$27,093,69613Warner Bros.
8A Late Quartet$5,620-38%14-3$401$1,444,79812Entertainment One / RKO
9The Master$4,425-49%14-2$316$16,044,36119Weinstein Company
10Playing For Keeps (2012)$3,861-52%58-49$67$12,935,5097FilmDistrict
11The Rabbi's Cat$3,102-35%7--$443$17,3137GKIDS
12Not Fade Away$2,538-13%56-121$45$605,7475Paramount Vantage
13Officer Down$173-15%1--$173$1,0611Anchor Bay Films