'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, Aug. 1 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$37,845,336--4,080--$9,276$37,845,3361Disney
3Get On Up$4,887,830--2,468--$1,980$4,887,8301Universal
4Hercules (2014)$3,170,03250%3,5950$882$44,818,0802Paramount
5Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$2,440,43152%3,283-385$743$183,070,1044Fox
6The Purge: Anarchy$1,844,68064%2,656-200$695$59,255,6553Universal
7Planes: Fire and Rescue$1,774,94835%3,241-598$548$42,947,1543Disney
8Sex Tape$1,077,95955%2,500-562$431$31,436,4233Sony / Columbia
9And So It Goes$929,50470%1,81654$512$8,058,2872Clarius Entertainment
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$618,73622%1,732-744$357$239,584,6516Paramount
11Tammy$475,10931%1,415-1147$336$80,437,8145Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$838,358238%726365$1,155$4,573,0072Roadside Attractions
322 Jump Street$345,70815%828-785$418$187,606,7908Sony / Columbia
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$334,046-8%861-497$388$167,688,1038Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Edge of Tomorrow$180,571223%40249$449$98,172,3319Warner Bros.
6Begin Again$179,1508%727-517$246$13,266,4876Weinstein Company
7Wish I Was Here$169,45337%753128$225$2,613,4193Focus
8Chef$155,10573%350-55$443$27,807,57413Open Road
9The Fluffy Movie$153,21741%4320$355$1,993,1692Open Road
10Earth to Echo$141,154-37%536-736$263$36,648,8235Relativity Media
11Kick$120,61559%162-15$745$1,781,3522UTV Motion Pictures
12America (2014)$101,846-4%478-282$213$13,821,8896Lionsgate
13The Fault in Our Stars$97,07811%282-105$344$123,183,8169Fox
14Godzilla (2014)$71,27538%277-25$257$199,993,37812Warner Bros.
15Jersey Boys$70,4022%286-176$246$46,008,1677Warner Bros.
16X-Men: Days of Future Past$54,9436%190-99$289$231,564,19611Fox
17Rio 2$51,86819%212-18$245$130,901,18417Fox
18Blended$43,99037%187-36$235$45,783,50811Warner Bros.
19Neighbors (2014)$39,76053%177-31$225$149,636,72013Universal
20Think Like a Man Too$38,101--115-202$331$64,954,3897Sony / Screen Gems
21The Amazing Spider-Man 2$34,615--161-26$215$202,558,65014Sony / Columbia
23I Origins$18,00464%12246$148$184,1243Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,090-13%410$1,270$5,321,78218Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$25,951--97-224$268$30,455,5995Sony / Screen Gems
3Calvary$19,852--4--$4,963$19,8521Fox Searchlight
4Heaven is for Real$15,403--96-33$160$91,348,87916Sony / TriStar
5The Grand Seduction$13,24412%50-24$265$3,170,30310eOne Films US
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$8,82240%591$150$111,375,99822Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$3,673-11%18-10$204$2,132,29011Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$2,347-17%80$293$254,7696Weinstein Company
9The LEGO Movie$2,159-90%38-164$57$257,711,71526Warner Bros.
10God's Not Dead$939-14%7-2$134$60,750,96020Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Fed Up$880175%7-6$126$1,530,81913RADiUS-TWC
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$410--1--$410$146,82816Rialto Pictures
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$332225%40$83$210,0069RADiUS-TWC
14As It Is in Heaven (2014)$111--1--$111$9,5564Embark Visuals
15A Long Way Off$77-9%10$77$29,4519Moving Visions Entertainment
16Accident (2014 re-issue)$42--1--$42$16,82511Rialto Pictures