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, Jun. 3 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$7,196,20816%3,948--$1,823$82,835,2481Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$3,787,89520%4,0015$947$168,972,0042Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,864,63515%3,158--$590$20,289,8751Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$1,370,13519%3,501-451$391$176,962,8003Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$1,059,45016%2,939-327$360$130,937,3404Universal
6Blended$918,37130%3,5550$258$30,978,2412Warner Bros.
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$501,11932%2,152-1008$233$193,615,3635Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$429,36225%2,329-690$184$28,759,1823Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$190,34420%1,114-1040$171$81,424,7306Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$237,29415%624126$380$7,269,9354Open Road
2Belle$170,73626%52572$325$6,494,8315Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$148,96520%983-718$152$124,594,2798Fox
4Heaven is for Real$110,35616%722-998$153$88,219,1467Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$74,64516%539-834$138$255,315,7799Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$52,85016%249-111$212$57,437,27613Fox Searchlight
7Moms' Night Out$49,97128%383-478$130$9,679,2134Sony / TriStar
8Divergent$45,68213%373-271$122$148,726,78511Lionsgate / Summit
9The LEGO Movie$38,66920%302-21$128$255,507,91817Warner Bros.
10The Railway Man$36,99837%496-104$75$4,113,4578Weinstein Company
11The Immigrant$36,25610%1503$242$1,154,6823Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$28,97631%254-32$114$110,100,83213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$26,52064%180-494$147$8,199,9624Clarius Entertainment
14Fed Up$23,6306%1042$227$1,071,2714RADiUS-TWC
15Noah$21,08012%182-37$116$100,908,92110Paramount
16God's Not Dead$19,28417%155-90$124$59,833,00511Freestyle / Pure Flix
17Draft Day$12,70930%17328$73$28,720,8718Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$7,56133%128-74$59$22,943,7467Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$76,016111%94--$809$435,8631eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$36,72833%390$942$2,457,5629Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$8,063-5%133$620$234,2372Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$6,3775%74-14$86$17,276,2187Open Road
5Oculus$6,08221%83-22$73$27,614,1568Relativity Media
6The Hornet's Nest$5,2041%42-15$124$266,1934Freestyle Releasing
7The Quiet Ones$3,5625%72-20$49$8,503,0726Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$3,45933%45-123$77$20,037,4296Relativity Media
9Heropanti$1,737114%11-5$158$59,7002UTV Motion Pictures
10The Unknown Known$7201957%1-4$720$269,9069RADiUS-TWC
11Blue Ruin$488217%61$81$250,6566RADiUS-TWC
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$28558%2--$143$47,05017Rialto Pictures