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, Apr. 19 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 19 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Captain America: The Winter Soldier$10,336,7939%3,825-113$2,702$194,754,9953Disney
2Heaven is for Real$8,274,0415%2,417--$3,423$23,159,1191Sony / TriStar
3Rio 2$8,182,762-12%3,97527$2,059$70,351,6722Fox
4Transcendence$3,820,074-21%3,455--$1,106$8,633,4431Warner Bros.
5A Haunted House 2$3,033,293-25%2,310--$1,313$7,078,5301Open Road
6Draft Day$2,348,3279%2,7810$844$18,152,9652Lionsgate / Summit
7Divergent$2,236,7510%2,486-624$900$132,628,2655Lionsgate / Summit
8Oculus$2,030,6640%2,6480$767$20,041,1582Relativity Media
9Noah$1,929,28316%2,537-745$760$91,863,1554Paramount
10God's Not Dead$1,724,8952%1,796-64$960$46,947,2035Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Bears$1,556,637-33%1,720--$905$3,868,3251Disneynature
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,476,58427%1,280-187$1,154$44,192,0407Fox Searchlight

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 19 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 States$424,07417%135--$3,141$785,4101UTV Motion Pictures
2Muppets Most Wanted$374,036-21%929-1332$403$48,096,2955Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$282,837-22%780-1221$363$107,021,5327Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The LEGO Movie$155,353-4%340-270$457$252,176,39611Warner Bros.
5Non-Stop (2014)$154,62012%360-402$430$90,060,9058Universal
6Frozen (2013)$108,76613%290-54$375$399,824,15922Disney
7Son of God$96,277-12%503-402$191$59,371,5968Fox
8300: Rise of an Empire$93,2737%265-260$352$105,429,7317Warner Bros.
9Bad Words$67,11211%223-540$301$7,526,0716Focus
10The Monuments Men$62,38421%221-44$282$77,465,21411Sony / Columbia
11Dom Hemingway$61,02224%12987$473$265,6633Fox Searchlight
12RoboCop (2014)$47,59621%175-19$272$57,706,78010Sony / Columbia
13The Nut Job$43,203-4%201-60$215$63,993,06014Open Road
14Cesar Chavez$34,64839%117-188$296$5,367,6464Lionsgate / Pantelion
15Sabotage (2014)$31,72610%130-621$244$10,332,8224Open Road
16Gravity$31,12729%145-57$215$273,964,01129Warner Bros.
17Make Your Move$30,4381%142--$214$60,5271High Top Releasing
183 Days to Kill$27,82316%11027$253$30,524,3539Relativity Media
19About Last Night$23,929-8%10983$220$48,555,50410Sony / Screen Gems
20Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$19,46429%114-21$171$15,914,2916Lionsgate
21Philomena$12,88618%101-56$128$37,632,43722Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 19 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Railway Man$75,01753%2622$2,885$212,3202Weinstein Company
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$66,825-17%370$1,806$779,6643Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Joe (2014)$33,55342%480$699$209,6082Roadside Attractions
4The Unknown Known$14,31355%49-31$292$215,5423RADiUS-TWC
5Frankie & Alice$12,01924%43-128$280$665,9953Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
612 Years a Slave$10,61913%53-11$200$56,608,70627Fox Searchlight
7Pompeii$9,26510%64-29$145$23,212,3559Sony / TriStar
8Watermark$8,31740%85$1,040$38,3043eOne Films US
9Ernest & Celestine$5,91064%31-8$191$237,6038GKIDS
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$4,4561%1--$4,456$8,8791Rialto Pictures
11Cuban Fury$4,020135%8-71$503$88,5462eOne Films US
1213 Sins$3,5055%45--$78$6,8421RADiUS-TWC
13Dallas Buyers Club$3,349-4%14-19$239$27,287,32625Focus
14Gloria (2014)$2,70445%13-11$208$2,080,76313Roadside Attractions
15Veronica Mars$1,9209%15-8$128$3,318,0466Warner Bros.
16August: Osage County$1,3922%16-11$87$37,726,01217Weinstein Company
17Gabrielle (2014)$1,19415%1--$1,194$2,2331eOne Films US