Grosses

'Interstellar' Leads Thursday with $1.81M; 'Dumb and Dumber To' Claims $43.65M in Its First WeekNovember 21, 2014 12:30 PM

by Daniel Garris

Paramount's Interstellar grossed $1.81 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office one last time. The high-profile Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was down a solid 10 percent from Wednesday and down 46 percent from last Thursday. It should be noted that daily percentage declines were significant for most wide releases yesterday, due in large part to Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 entering the marketplace on Thursday evening. Interstellar took third place for the week with a weekly haul of $36.97 million. That represented a 44 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's domestic total to $105.59 million after 14 days of wide release.

Universal's Dumb and Dumber To held steady in second with $1.44 million. The long awaited comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels was down 12 percent from Wednesday. While it has shown early signs of front-loading throughout the midweek, Dumb and Dumber To was still the week's top film with a very solid seven-day start of $43.65 million. That was slightly ahead of pre-release expectations and places the film 5 percent ahead of the $41.56 million seven-day start of last year's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

Disney's Big Hero 6 took in $1.15 million to remain in third place. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was down just 1 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's better daily percentage holds among wide releases. The film fell 39 percent from last Thursday. Big Hero 6 claimed second place for the week with $39.98 million. That was down 47 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $115.62 million. Big Hero 6 is currently running 12 percent ahead of the $103.17 million 14-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

Beyond the Lights rounded out its first week of release with a seventh place take of $0.256 million. The low-budget drama from Relativity was down 10 percent from Wednesday's performance. Beyond the Lights took fourth place for the week with a modest seven-day start of $7.49 million. That was below expectations and was 20 percent below the recent $9.37 million seven-day start of Addicted.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Feb. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The LEGO Movie$7,275,739169%3,890115$1,870$158,985,8353Warner Bros.
23 Days to Kill$4,034,208--2,872--$1,405$4,034,2081Relativity Media
3Pompeii$3,367,131--2,658--$1,267$3,367,1311Sony / TriStar
4RoboCop (2014)$2,589,989119%3,3720$768$36,790,0952Sony / Columbia
5About Last Night$2,278,167168%2,2530$1,011$33,024,4572Sony / Screen Gems
6The Monuments Men$2,243,767124%3,064-19$732$52,188,4513Sony / Columbia
7Endless Love (2014)$1,462,480248%2,8960$505$17,303,7352Universal
8Ride Along$1,333,460221%2,186-331$610$119,839,2606Universal
9Frozen (2013)$1,023,438126%1,891-210$541$380,727,77314Disney
10Winter's Tale$674,323117%2,9650$227$9,768,2242Warner Bros.
11Lone Survivor$545,760126%1,516-497$360$120,276,6669Universal
12That Awkward Moment$477,078123%1,208-714$395$23,145,6204Focus
13Philomena$297,96057%1,004-221$297$31,821,89614Weinstein Company
14The Nut Job$212,17912%1,235-683$172$59,051,6826Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$458,279155%903-169$508$142,841,35311Sony / Columbia
2The Wolf of Wall Street$341,382120%627-124$544$111,860,0739Paramount
3Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$244,55085%807-471$303$48,717,2286Paramount
4Gravity$220,437168%348-7$633$268,648,56521Warner Bros.
512 Years a Slave$121,11691%349-37$347$48,675,83919Fox Searchlight
6Her (2013)$106,111107%250-5$424$23,676,72110Warner Bros.
7August: Osage County$101,26215%525-485$193$36,316,5739Weinstein Company
8Nebraska$100,24868%210-114$477$16,189,12115Paramount Vantage
9The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$88,305158%240-86$368$423,395,82114Lionsgate
10In Secret$78,464--266--$295$78,4641Roadside Attractions
11The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$74,913118%266-19$282$256,418,65711Warner Bros. / New Line
12Vampire Academy$72,750-37%536-2140$136$7,417,3583Weinstein Company
13Dallas Buyers Club$71,613106%175-48$409$24,521,11417Focus
14Labor Day (2013)$69,301-18%418-1246$166$12,948,9424Paramount
15Gloria (2014)$59,36694%11012$540$1,170,2885Roadside Attractions
16The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$54,242255%2087$261$57,601,3269Fox
17I, Frankenstein$39,96440%217-251$184$18,552,0965Lionsgate
18Walking With Dinosaurs$29,354141%214-34$137$35,525,19210Fox
19The Legend Of Hercules$25,042426%11020$228$18,570,9557Lionsgate / Summit
20Inside Llewyn Davis$18,67444%10721$175$13,017,74712CBS Films
21Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$18,233103%1810$101$119,479,52122Sony / Columbia
22Captain Phillips$16,476130%18954$87$106,909,25620Sony / Columbia
23Grudge Match$13,80839%108-183$128$29,714,0919Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Highway$93,434--97--$963$93,4341UTV Motion Pictures
2The Wind Rises$81,626--21--$3,887$223,6761Disney
3The Book Thief$18,25899%84-10$217$21,146,05016Fox
4Devil's Due$17,701114%84-39$211$15,673,7156Fox
5Hasee Toh Phasee$10,528110%33-44$319$608,2073Reliance Entertainment
6Free Birds$5,44285%56-19$97$55,631,31217Relativity Media
7Barefoot$3,934--18--$219$3,9341Roadside Attractions
8Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$2,417-49%33-1$73$8,235,90613Weinstein Company
9The Pretty One$1,934834%54$387$7,1243Dada Films
10All Is Lost$81578%5-4$163$6,261,44019Roadside Attractions
11Gimme Shelter (2014)$55512%5-10$111$1,358,1315Roadside Attractions
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$486-56%10$486$18,9843Rialto Pictures
13Knights of Badassdom$126-98%31$42$113,6575eOne Films US