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, 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