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 Tue, Dec. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Frozen (2013)$2,463,61920%3,7420$658$138,768,4373Disney
2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$2,372,67522%4,1630$570$340,167,1593Lionsgate
3Out of the Furnace$588,58718%2,101--$280$6,336,7711Relativity Media
4Thor: The Dark World$509,96628%3,074-212$166$194,618,6315Disney
5Homefront$463,42135%2,5700$180$16,135,4952Open Road
6Delivery Man$416,47830%2,905-131$143$25,503,4653Disney / DreamWorks
7The Book Thief$359,52833%1,31682$273$12,631,3475Fox
8The Best Man Holiday$220,7808%1,577-140$140$67,601,2954Universal
9Last Vegas$170,41733%1,539-315$111$60,885,4246CBS Films
1012 Years a Slave$165,20327%1,082-83$153$35,314,6568Fox Searchlight
11Black Nativity$99,00721%1,5259$65$6,585,7772Fox Searchlight
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$77,2848%1,157-346$67$100,169,6217Paramount
13Lee Daniels' The Butler$41,73824%1,007936$41$115,997,52517Weinstein Company
14Free Birds$28,0508%1,202-1085$23$53,843,3966Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Dec. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$300,32729%8350$360$8,701,9913Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$189,53323%73438$258$12,797,0056Focus
3Gravity$159,33335%900-116$177$251,764,18410Warner Bros.
4Captain Phillips$62,11225%640-167$97$103,612,5539Sony / Columbia
5Nebraska$55,5568%11311$492$2,345,7404Paramount Vantage
6Ender's Game$52,69117%608-235$87$60,217,3166Lionsgate / Summit
7Oldboy (2013)$52,29917%5830$90$2,053,5462FilmDistrict
8About Time$29,26029%266-65$110$15,053,2486Universal
9Despicable Me 2$15,1209%252-19$60$367,186,93523Universal
10All Is Lost$14,7017%147-7$100$5,514,6098Roadside Attractions
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$12,50523%312-395$40$115,291,93811Sony / Columbia
12Don Jon$8,51917%12599$68$24,376,57611Relativity Media
13Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$4,598-5%140-23$33$68,325,58218Fox
14Insidious: Chapter 2$4,2915%122-18$35$83,537,77613FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Dec. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Llewyn Davis$36,497-8%4--$9,124$481,5101CBS Films
2Enough Said$7,76417%94-27$83$17,307,23312Fox Searchlight
3Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$5,615-15%40$1,404$193,3252Weinstein Company
4Escape Plan$5,36753%81-60$66$24,619,0308Lionsgate / Summit
5The Family (2013)$4,25236%96-34$44$36,866,36013Relativity Media
6The Counselor$3,63441%71-7$51$16,900,3447Fox
7Instructions Not Included$2,8865%46-22$63$44,462,14815Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Linsanity$1,872--1-2$1,872$295,15910Ketchup Entertainment
9Twice Born$77710%10--$78$16,4301eOne Films US
10Gori Tere Pyaar Mein$29380%6-50$49$341,8603Reliance Entertainment