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, Jun. 6 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$26,062,046--3,173--$8,214$26,062,0461Fox
2Edge of Tomorrow$10,605,165--3,490--$3,039$10,605,1651Warner Bros.
3Maleficent$10,189,87089%3,9480$2,581$104,036,8382Disney
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$4,510,01773%3,639-362$1,239$178,911,2833Fox
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$2,260,79077%3,1602$715$25,250,7602Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$1,781,42876%3,110-391$573$180,874,4344Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$1,645,835115%2,674-265$615$134,246,3305Universal
8Blended$1,282,32079%2,928-627$438$33,741,2643Warner Bros.
9Chef$720,232191%1,298674$555$8,481,9275Open Road
10Million Dollar Arm$616,39568%1,643-686$375$30,141,4254Disney
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$549,11148%1,481-671$371$194,937,5076Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio 2$225,71445%702-281$322$125,135,2799Fox
2Belle$221,02440%476-49$464$7,035,2916Fox Searchlight
3The Other Woman (2014)$156,61620%489-625$320$81,882,4357Fox
4Heaven is for Real$112,92322%446-276$253$88,525,5688Sony / TriStar
5Holiday (2014)$110,582--144--$768$110,5821Reliance Entertainment
6The LEGO Movie$86,545107%274-28$316$255,676,88518Warner Bros.
7The Grand Seduction$86,49572%10713$808$624,1092eOne Films US
8Divergent$77,97187%298-75$262$148,889,49512Lionsgate / Summit
9The Grand Budapest Hotel$67,95143%185-64$367$57,602,39414Fox Searchlight
10Moms' Night Out$52,49525%292-91$180$9,811,1415Sony / TriStar
11The Immigrant$51,90347%145-5$358$1,281,5324Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$50,76254%224-30$227$110,212,84314Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13God's Not Dead$49,154137%20045$246$59,921,83412Freestyle / Pure Flix
14Noah$23,93717%136-46$176$100,974,19511Paramount
15The Railway Man$15,587-51%177-319$88$4,194,3949Weinstein Company
16Draft Day$14,39827%113-60$127$28,757,6979Lionsgate / Summit
17Transcendence$7,75816%105-23$74$22,964,8528Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Words and Pictures$79,897691%9885$815$333,9613Roadside Attractions
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,24215%390$1,211$2,583,05010Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$23,255-21%88-16$264$1,148,6355RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$21,546671%9954$218$20,064,5357Relativity Media
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$10,927-46%84-96$130$8,253,1895Clarius Entertainment
6Filmistaan$9,505--24--$396$9,5051UTV Motion Pictures
7A Haunted House 2$6,8897%44-30$157$17,295,4288Open Road
8Oculus$5,9378%47-36$126$27,631,1019Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$3,616-19%16-26$226$279,4675Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$70063%3-3$233$252,0107RADiUS-TWC
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$133-81%2-2$67$135,9538Rialto Pictures
12The Unknown Known$128--32$43$270,03410RADiUS-TWC
13Heropanti$53-94%3-8$18$62,0873UTV Motion Pictures