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 Fri, Mar. 29 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: Retaliation$15,321,23746%3,719--$4,120$25,828,1121Paramount
2The Croods$10,704,572110%4,06519$2,633$72,886,6492Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$9,405,639--2,047--$4,595$9,405,6391Lionsgate
4The Host (2013)$5,337,111--3,202--$1,667$5,337,1111Open Road
5Olympus Has Fallen$4,805,281107%3,1068$1,547$45,547,9502FilmDistrict
6Oz: The Great and Powerful$4,310,30775%3,324-481$1,297$190,982,7074Disney
7The Call$1,746,46093%2,439-68$716$36,426,6763Sony / TriStar
8Admission$1,165,28899%2,1611$539$9,674,1662Focus
9Spring Breakers$1,100,635130%1,379--$798$8,400,9253A24
10The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$493,12517%1,575-1585$313$19,779,7463Warner Bros. / New Line
11Identity Thief$400,34070%1,082-1084$370$129,218,2308Universal
12Jack the Giant Slayer$384,41533%1,080-1480$356$60,764,7375Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Mar. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$302,03182%752-292$402$128,113,66720Weinstein Company
2Snitch (2013)$157,09564%746-1061$211$41,066,4976Lionsgate / Summit
3Safe Haven$156,34524%550-729$284$69,580,0277Relativity Media
4Life of Pi$146,00282%340-149$429$123,039,86719Fox
521 And Over$116,0048%344-790$337$24,765,3165Relativity Media
6Quartet$111,14555%302-123$368$16,328,53812Weinstein Company
7Escape From Planet Earth$95,55313%977-517$98$53,787,5327Weinstein Company
8Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$67,241138%202-7$333$55,104,48510Paramount
9Django Unchained$58,98682%233-63$253$162,201,79914Weinstein Company
10Stoker$58,71838%194-81$303$1,357,7195Fox Searchlight
11A Good Day to Die Hard$57,837158%209-239$277$66,449,9467Fox
12Warm Bodies$49,721112%162-137$307$65,172,9959Lionsgate / Summit
13Argo$46,707139%26075$180$135,635,41625Warner Bros.
14Emperor$45,10751%138-99$327$2,786,9364Roadside Attractions
15Side Effects (2013)$40,45129%102-123$397$31,147,9558Open Road
16Parental Guidance$37,54177%140-45$268$76,847,36014Fox
17Mama$26,445104%123-7$215$71,540,86011Universal
18Rise of The Guardians$26,30277%134-28$196$103,256,69619Paramount / DreamWorks
19The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$25,69712%145-90$177$302,805,62216Warner Bros. / New Line
20Dark Skies$23,07574%101-104$228$17,097,1896Weinstein / Dimension
21The Last Exorcism Part II$22,73147%102-353$223$15,114,9155CBS Films
22Les Miserables (2012)$19,65552%109-20$180$148,740,61014Universal
23Beautiful Creatures (2013)$15,3233%115-73$133$19,372,9417Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Mar. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$95,027--4--$23,757$95,0271Focus
2Himmatwala$72,547--99--$733$72,5471UTV Motion Pictures
3From Up on Poppy Hill$39,832307%2519$1,593$204,5273GKIDS
4To the Arctic 3D$27,31733%520$525$11,880,89250Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Born to Be Wild 3D$19,7467%300$658$22,337,668104Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Sapphires$18,412308%128$1,534$73,0012Weinstein Company
7The Impossible$16,72176%86-37$194$18,790,17215Lionsgate / Summit
8Starbuck$13,728464%1714$808$3,491,5862eOne Films US
9Dead Man Down$10,252-51%75-537$137$10,746,2424FilmDistrict
10Gangster Squad$6,764158%500$135$45,984,42412Warner Bros.
11Parker$3,97548%36-19$110$17,600,71910FilmDistrict
12Bless Me, Ultima$3,71220%11-10$337$1,528,9606Arenas Entertainment
13Kai Po Che$2,318119%5-13$464$1,112,0466UTV Motion Pictures
14Camp (2013)$1,907-53%6-11$318$102,4666Freestyle Releasing
15The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,321-61%7-21$189$361,7815Methinx Entertainment
16Rangrezz$66-78%2-9$33$5,9032UTV Motion Pictures