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 Thu, Aug. 28 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$1,562,4564%3,371-326$463$258,297,2684Disney
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$1,079,615-1%3,864-116$279$150,655,9803Paramount
3If I Stay$1,035,761-1%2,907--$356$20,562,2821Warner Bros. / New Line
4Let's Be Cops$852,114-4%3,032-62$281$49,121,5212Fox
5The November Man$830,236-4%2,776--$299$1,691,4740Relativity Media
6The Giver$554,9082%3,0030$185$26,272,6502Weinstein Company
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$547,8732%1,944-99$282$34,795,2453Disney / DreamWorks
8When the Game Stands Tall$522,6802%2,673--$196$10,670,0921Sony / TriStar
9The Expendables 3$436,577-8%3,2210$136$29,639,0492Lionsgate
10Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For$421,675-11%2,894--$146$8,591,5611Weinstein / Dimension
11Lucy$289,185-5%1,559-961$185$115,079,3155Universal
12Into the Storm$230,030-5%2,375-1059$97$39,448,4003Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Aug. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$161,731-2%723-48$224$17,000,5217IFC Films
2Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$103,036-4%626-636$165$204,419,9917Fox
3Hercules (2014)$78,6679%622-853$126$70,264,9085Paramount
4What If$76,445-5%680-107$112$2,596,0993CBS Films
5A Most Wanted Man$70,3983%433-211$163$14,336,6815Roadside Attractions
6Get On Up$65,935-7%509-592$130$29,005,6654Universal
7How to Train Your Dragon 2$60,74520%353-24$172$172,330,22711Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Calvary$48,107-5%240110$200$1,803,4194Fox Searchlight
9Step Up All In$40,567-20%948-1124$43$13,923,0393Lionsgate / Summit
10Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$38,058-6%302261$126$6,687,55521Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Transformers: Age of Extinction$31,3196%28377$111$243,950,9669Paramount
12Earth to Echo$28,366-1%781627$36$38,173,5628Relativity Media
13And So It Goes$19,8452%156-206$127$14,747,1025Clarius Entertainment
14The Purge: Anarchy$19,445-11%258-317$75$70,807,0256Universal
15X-Men: Days of Future Past$16,1622%188-35$86$232,814,52814Fox
16Chef$15,8993%105-17$151$29,578,08916Open Road
17The Fault in Our Stars$14,866-3%185-21$80$124,491,43212Fox
18Edge of Tomorrow$12,766-4%192-69$66$100,005,01312Warner Bros.
19Tammy$11,169-2%157-119$71$83,416,5038Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Aug. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yves Saint Laurent$9,633-5%213$459$535,3829Weinstein Company
2Jersey Boys$7,3691%64-51$115$46,732,23010Warner Bros.
3Begin Again$6,72884%39-23$173$14,541,1159Weinstein Company
4Snowpiercer$3,945-17%28-14$141$4,446,4639RADiUS-TWC
5The Grand Seduction$3,9406%19-6$207$3,380,80013eOne Films US
6Godzilla (2014)$3,8762%70-48$55$200,676,06915Warner Bros.
7Blended$3,86923%66-45$59$46,294,61014Warner Bros.
8America (2014)$3,80312%7210$53$14,430,1719Lionsgate
9The One I Love$3,703-24%8--$463$66,6981RADiUS-TWC
10Rio 2$2,573-1%72-56$36$131,492,45820Fox
11Wish I Was Here$1,81819%19-35$96$3,566,3666Focus
12The Fluffy Movie$1,469-1%30-21$49$2,827,3935Open Road
13The LEGO Movie$300-18%7-8$43$257,750,70229Warner Bros.