'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' Passes $130M Mark After $8.98M Monday TakeNovember 25, 2014 01:23 PM

by Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took in $8.98 million on Monday to easily lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 65 percent from Sunday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fell 64 percent on its first Monday to gross $12.32 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 surpassed the $130 million mark on Monday and has grossed $130.88 million in four days. While Mockingjay - Part 1 is off to the largest four-day start of 2014, the film is performing below pre-release expectations and is running a significant 23 percent behind the massive $170.39 million four-day start of Catching Fire.

Disney's Big Hero 6 placed in second with $2.18 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was down 64 percent from Sunday and up a strong 67 percent over last Monday, as the approaching Thanksgiving holiday is already providing a boost to the film and the marketplace in general. Big Hero 6 continues to perform well with $137.93 million in 18 days. That places the film 11.5 percent ahead of the $123.69 million 18-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

Paramount's Interstellar claimed third place with $1.73 million. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film fell 60 percent from Sunday and a healthy 20 percent from last Monday. Interstellar has grossed $122.66 million after 18 days of wide release. That places the film 27.5 percent behind the $169.28 million 18-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 took fourth place with $1.19 million. Universal's long awaited comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels continues to display signs of significant front-loading, as the film was down 66 percent from Sunday and down 42 percent from last Monday. Dumb and Dumber To has grossed $58.92 million in eleven days and is set to surpass the $60 million mark today. While Dumb and Dumber To is running in line with expectations, the film is highly likely to continue to lose momentum quickly going forward.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 24 - Sun, Jan. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Ride Along$21,500,000-48%2,75996$7,793$75,745,3102Universal
2Lone Survivor$12,800,000-42%3,162173$4,048$93,813,9615Universal
3The Nut Job$12,000,000-38%3,47245$3,456$39,955,2452Open Road
4Frozen (2013)$10,000,000-15%2,757-222$3,627$348,780,20510Disney
5Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$9,000,000-42%3,3870$2,657$30,368,1332Paramount
6I, Frankenstein$7,800,000--2,753--$2,833$7,800,0001Lionsgate
7American Hustle$7,300,000-26%2,304100$3,168$127,238,7537Sony / Columbia
8August: Osage County$5,500,000-25%2,411360$2,281$26,985,5015Weinstein Company
9The Wolf of Wall Street$5,450,000-23%1,804-126$3,021$98,480,4545Paramount
10Devil's Due$2,750,000-67%2,5440$1,081$12,885,9632Fox
11Her (2013)$2,500,000-38%1,325-404$1,887$19,390,4086Warner Bros.
12The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$2,350,000-37%1,285-530$1,829$252,528,9247Warner Bros. / New Line
13Saving Mr. Banks$2,300,000-41%1,660-789$1,386$79,377,3627Disney
14Dallas Buyers Club$2,200,000134%1,110691$1,982$20,528,70713Focus
1512 Years a Slave$2,150,00040%1,231470$1,747$43,678,81715Fox Searchlight
16Gravity$2,000,0007%1,260316$1,587$261,183,46917Warner Bros.

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