'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.

Studio Extended Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Extended Weekend

Wide (1000+)

2Zero Dark Thirty$18,700,000-23%2,9469$6,348$57,044,7575Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$13,019,000159%2,5231713$5,160$56,978,27010Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$10,305,000-40%3,1030$3,321$33,415,0602Warner Bros.
5A Haunted House$9,700,000-46%2,1600$4,491$31,313,1792Open Road
6Broken City$9,500,000--2,620--$3,626$9,500,0001Fox
7Les Miserables (2012)$9,246,000-4%2,579-348$3,585$131,804,0204Universal
8Django Unchained$9,235,000-16%2,516-496$3,671$139,353,7354Weinstein Company
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$7,715,000-16%2,323-689$3,321$288,704,7416Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Last Stand$7,190,000--2,913--$2,468$7,190,0001Lionsgate
11Lincoln$6,805,0007%2,174147$3,130$161,941,07911Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$5,250,000-14%2,337-620$2,246$67,275,1544Fox
13Life of Pi$4,200,00055%1,256499$3,344$100,037,3059Fox
14Jack Reacher$2,640,000-45%1,707-1000$1,547$76,817,3335Paramount
15This is 40$2,455,000-44%1,232-1088$1,993$65,336,0005Universal
16Wreck-It Ralph$1,871,000184%1,312836$1,426$181,378,30412Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Impossible$2,936,00016%88678$3,314$10,652,5655Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$2,735,000118%756135$3,618$115,256,55415Warner Bros.
3Texas Chainsaw 3D$1,504,000-72%902-1757$1,667$33,696,9383Lionsgate
4Monsters, Inc. 3D$1,094,000-36%565-562$1,936$32,034,5155Disney
5Rise of The Guardians$785,000-26%474-431$1,656$99,721,3639Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Guilt Trip$725,000-62%642-964$1,129$35,817,5845Paramount
7The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$403,000-38%306-236$1,317$290,783,02310Lionsgate / Summit
9Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$300,000-35%265-165$1,132$12,250,0065Paramount
10Rust and Bone$278,84149%16889$1,660$1,516,3839Sony Pictures Classics
11Pitch Perfect$82,500-19%125-29$660$64,909,72817Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

1Amour$462,34880%3621$12,843$1,234,0435Sony Pictures Classics
2Quartet$375,000696%3230$11,719$447,0772Weinstein Company
3LUV$100,000--45--$2,222$100,0001Indomina Media
4The Perks of Being A Wallflower$56,900-15%73-27$779$17,664,83918Lionsgate / Summit
5Searching For Sugar Man$34,80233%275$1,289$3,141,19426Sony Pictures Classics
6West of Memphis$9,962252%97$1,107$57,8064Sony Pictures Classics
7Not Fade Away$9,000-78%56-121$161$607,8105Paramount Vantage