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 Thu, Jul. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$5,826,776-13%3,967--$1,469$102,952,8441Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,761,322-10%3,913-320$450$217,156,8883Paramount
3Tammy$1,302,313-20%3,4650$376$63,648,0962Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$896,805-24%2,885-412$311$156,871,8955Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Earth to Echo$816,144-24%3,2300$253$28,719,3142Relativity Media
622 Jump Street$772,663-23%2,811-513$275$175,809,1115Sony / Columbia
7Maleficent$578,929-27%2,077-312$279$225,065,2357Disney
8Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$459,404-28%3,0490$151$27,683,7502Sony / Screen Gems
9America (2014)$340,353-14%1,1050$308$9,743,6963Lionsgate
10Jersey Boys$307,211-24%1,968-662$156$43,233,7204Warner Bros.
11The Fault in Our Stars$233,950-19%1,002-863$233$120,783,0786Fox
12Edge of Tomorrow$212,002-15%1,103-435$192$95,514,6506Warner Bros.
13Think Like a Man Too$200,181-22%1,231-498$163$62,864,3274Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$318,726-20%939764$339$6,725,6663Weinstein Company
2Chef$153,921-22%70115$220$24,811,68510Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$132,224-8%655-389$202$229,774,6628Fox
4Snowpiercer$88,822-7%356106$250$3,001,4233RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$73,795-3%285-26$259$129,935,98814Fox
6Blended$53,8702%33530$161$44,937,0508Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$50,730-2%267-48$190$148,840,05510Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$36,170-1%303-49$119$198,504,7929Warner Bros.
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$26,405-6%188-39$140$42,720,9657Universal
10The LEGO Movie$25,037-19%350110$72$257,442,54123Warner Bros.
11Belle$21,492-1%107-16$201$10,337,68411Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$60,4659%410$1,475$4,459,12815Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Boyhood$49,610-14%5--$9,922$615,1671IFC Films
3The Grand Seduction$23,396-16%921$254$2,811,7087eOne Films US
4The Other Woman (2014)$10,9212%96-46$114$83,785,21512Fox
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$9,647-7%63-9$153$58,890,64419Fox Searchlight
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$8,723-11%78-33$112$111,267,70819Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$6,501-16%40-21$163$2,017,0808Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$5,8883%144$421$184,7463Weinstein Company
9God's Not Dead$2,66712%25-35$107$60,731,44917Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$1,84911%202$92$1,509,92710RADiUS-TWC
11The Railway Man$942-7%11-3$86$4,438,43814Weinstein Company
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$929--1--$929$145,59913Rialto Pictures
13The Signal (2014)$903-27%15-20$60$600,8965Focus
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$432-24%10-13$43$8,458,11910Clarius Entertainment
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$115-46%6-6$19$202,9336RADiUS-TWC
16The Hornet's Nest$10318%21$52$310,72810Freestyle Releasing