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, Feb. 23 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$6,668,78063%3,22257$2,070$90,364,1603Universal
2Snitch (2013)$5,621,84035%2,511--$2,239$9,784,5131Lionsgate / Summit
3Escape From Planet Earth$5,183,226120%3,35365$1,546$31,673,6382Weinstein Company
4Safe Haven$4,763,34634%3,2230$1,478$45,770,9242Relativity Media
5A Good Day to Die Hard$4,730,50668%3,5552$1,331$49,354,4642Fox
6Dark Skies$3,493,61413%2,313--$1,510$6,587,7921Weinstein / Dimension
7Silver Linings Playbook$2,913,47790%2,012-190$1,448$105,873,72515Weinstein Company
8Warm Bodies$2,269,72057%2,644-253$858$57,131,2114Lionsgate / Summit
9Beautiful Creatures (2013)$1,644,43757%2,9500$557$15,654,0252Warner Bros.
10Side Effects (2013)$1,621,03462%2,070-535$783$24,363,5523Open Road
11Zero Dark Thirty$1,145,76999%1,197-330$957$91,030,48010Sony / Columbia
12Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$775,33983%1,425-678$544$52,460,5685Paramount
13Mama$569,43069%1,163-485$490$69,963,6256Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$956,54699%802-101$1,193$129,262,35820Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$841,790132%572-75$1,472$113,123,97914Fox
3Lincoln$762,841116%875-132$872$178,239,30716Disney / DreamWorks
4Quartet$550,11572%35623$1,545$8,588,6607Weinstein Company
5Django Unchained$476,73681%659-358$723$158,551,3659Weinstein Company
6Les Miserables (2012)$316,47093%462-214$685$146,542,1159Universal
7Wreck-It Ralph$315,601114%402-104$785$186,493,35817Disney
8The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$265,168104%388-217$683$300,797,26911Warner Bros. / New Line
9Kai Po Che$248,24378%110--$2,257$387,7701UTV Motion Pictures
10Bless Me, Ultima$198,71443%263--$756$814,6821Arenas Entertainment
11Rise of The Guardians$173,647105%305-33$569$101,905,21014Paramount / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$147,17089%381-222$386$75,701,0269Fox
13The Impossible$142,78679%273-149$523$17,986,18410Lionsgate / Summit
14The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$97,41872%223-31$437$292,064,57415Lionsgate / Summit
15A Haunted House$92,00188%302-38$305$39,802,7167Open Road
16Skyfall$69,82057%184-78$379$304,135,60916Sony / Columbia
17The Guilt Trip$62,89358%18698$338$36,926,69710Paramount
18Gangster Squad$61,75150%202-8$306$45,557,9407Warner Bros.
19Parker$53,50254%212-493$252$17,330,9195FilmDistrict
20Jack Reacher$33,28645%100-75$333$79,451,78310Paramount
21The Last Stand$24,02958%11460$211$12,010,2556Lionsgate
22Bullet to the Head$17,16665%105-365$163$9,386,0344Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$31,19882%65-21$480$6,111,43112Focus
2This is 40$22,60552%96-71$235$67,512,87010Universal
3Broken City$22,14152%98-35$226$19,570,6846Fox
4To the Arctic 3D$21,5647%520$415$11,372,80445Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Stand Up Guys$16,94468%41-78$413$3,255,6434Lionsgate / Roadside
6Born to Be Wild 3D$12,32779%300$411$22,037,27799Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Texas Chainsaw 3D$9,724112%44-52$221$34,327,6108Lionsgate
8Anna Karenina (2012)$8,33681%28-23$298$12,799,25915Focus
9ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$6,52368%9-13$725$213,2803UTV Motion Pictures
10Hitchcock$6,05545%162$378$5,960,00314Fox Searchlight
11Movie 43$5,90146%21-14$281$8,797,1545Relativity Media
12The Sessions$4,69382%160$293$5,970,20419Fox Searchlight
13A Late Quartet$2,31919%7-6$331$1,543,59817Entertainment One / RKO
14Race 2$1,610241%5-6$322$1,577,8055UTV Motion Pictures
15Camp (2013)$701-89%1--$701$7,2721Freestyle Releasing