Grosses

'Interstellar' Leads Thursday with $1.81M; 'Dumb and Dumber To' Claims $43.65M in Its First WeekNovember 21, 2014 12:30 PM

by Daniel Garris

Paramount's Interstellar grossed $1.81 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office one last time. The high-profile Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was down a solid 10 percent from Wednesday and down 46 percent from last Thursday. It should be noted that daily percentage declines were significant for most wide releases yesterday, due in large part to Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 entering the marketplace on Thursday evening. Interstellar took third place for the week with a weekly haul of $36.97 million. That represented a 44 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's domestic total to $105.59 million after 14 days of wide release.

Universal's Dumb and Dumber To held steady in second with $1.44 million. The long awaited comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels was down 12 percent from Wednesday. While it has shown early signs of front-loading throughout the midweek, Dumb and Dumber To was still the week's top film with a very solid seven-day start of $43.65 million. That was slightly ahead of pre-release expectations and places the film 5 percent ahead of the $41.56 million seven-day start of last year's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

Disney's Big Hero 6 took in $1.15 million to remain in third place. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was down just 1 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's better daily percentage holds among wide releases. The film fell 39 percent from last Thursday. Big Hero 6 claimed second place for the week with $39.98 million. That was down 47 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $115.62 million. Big Hero 6 is currently running 12 percent ahead of the $103.17 million 14-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

Beyond the Lights rounded out its first week of release with a seventh place take of $0.256 million. The low-budget drama from Relativity was down 10 percent from Wednesday's performance. Beyond the Lights took fourth place for the week with a modest seven-day start of $7.49 million. That was below expectations and was 20 percent below the recent $9.37 million seven-day start of Addicted.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Aug. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$1,507,039-29%3,371-326$447$256,734,8124Disney
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$1,086,355-35%3,864-116$281$149,576,3653Paramount
3If I Stay$1,042,368-32%2,907--$359$19,526,5211Warner Bros. / New Line
4Let's Be Cops$883,284-32%3,032-62$291$48,269,4072Fox
5The November Man$861,238--2,776--$310$861,2380Relativity Media
6The Giver$545,073-29%3,0030$182$25,717,7422Weinstein Company
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$538,479-23%1,944-99$277$34,247,3723Disney / DreamWorks
8When the Game Stands Tall$511,739-26%2,673--$191$10,147,4121Sony / TriStar
9The Expendables 3$476,918-37%3,2210$148$29,202,4722Lionsgate
10Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For$471,652-38%2,894--$163$8,169,8861Weinstein / Dimension
11Lucy$304,505-31%1,559-961$195$114,790,1305Universal
12Into the Storm$242,052-37%2,375-1059$102$39,218,3703Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Aug. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$165,149-14%723-48$228$16,838,7907IFC Films
2Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$107,614-31%626-636$172$204,316,9557Fox
3What If$80,184-41%680-107$118$2,519,6543CBS Films
4Hercules (2014)$72,008-30%622-853$116$70,186,2415Paramount
5Get On Up$71,070-24%509-592$140$28,939,7304Universal
6A Most Wanted Man$68,658-21%433-211$159$14,266,2835Roadside Attractions
7Calvary$50,803-9%240110$212$1,755,3124Fox Searchlight
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$50,543-18%353-24$143$172,269,48211Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Step Up All In$50,426-43%948-1124$53$13,882,4723Lionsgate / Summit
10Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$40,434-6%302261$134$6,649,49721Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Transformers: Age of Extinction$29,448-19%28377$104$243,919,6479Paramount
12Earth to Echo$28,698-39%781627$37$38,145,1968Relativity Media
13The Purge: Anarchy$21,905-21%258-317$85$70,787,5806Universal
14And So It Goes$19,387-15%156-206$124$14,727,2575Clarius Entertainment
15X-Men: Days of Future Past$15,836-6%188-35$84$232,798,36614Fox
16Chef$15,436-4%105-17$147$29,562,19016Open Road
17The Fault in Our Stars$15,298-2%185-21$83$124,476,56612Fox
18Edge of Tomorrow$13,303-8%192-69$69$99,992,24712Warner Bros.
19Tammy$11,380-18%157-119$72$83,405,3348Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Aug. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yves Saint Laurent$10,169-36%213$484$525,7499Weinstein Company
2Jersey Boys$7,295-12%64-51$114$46,724,86110Warner Bros.
3The One I Love$4,859-16%8--$607$62,9951RADiUS-TWC
4Snowpiercer$4,762-18%28-14$170$4,442,5189RADiUS-TWC
5Godzilla (2014)$3,7865%70-48$54$200,672,19315Warner Bros.
6The Grand Seduction$3,70812%19-6$195$3,376,86013eOne Films US
7Begin Again$3,654-32%39-23$94$14,534,3879Weinstein Company
8America (2014)$3,3954%7210$47$14,426,3689Lionsgate
9Blended$3,146-17%66-45$48$46,290,74114Warner Bros.
10Rio 2$2,6013%72-56$36$131,489,88520Fox
11Wish I Was Here$1,52726%19-35$80$3,564,5486Focus
12The Fluffy Movie$1,484-18%30-21$49$2,825,9245Open Road
13The LEGO Movie$3648%7-8$52$257,750,40229Warner Bros.