'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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Nov 20Thu324$6,005,234-24%$6,720,267Interstellar
Nov 06Thu310$5,875,057-12%$7,521,101Fury (2014)
Nov 19Wed323$6,794,457-16%$7,608,763Interstellar
Nov 03Mon307$6,032,207-14%$7,671,247Nightcrawler
Nov 05Wed309$6,529,675-1%$8,228,591Interstellar
Nov 17Mon321$7,539,116-49%$8,319,512Interstellar
Nov 13Thu317$7,929,06835%$8,788,250Interstellar
Nov 12Wed316$8,080,41924%$8,927,387Interstellar
Nov 18Tue322$9,317,112-61%$10,280,833Interstellar
Nov 04Tue308$8,540,347-5%$10,528,027Nightcrawler
Nov 10Mon314$14,708,989144%$16,131,107Interstellar
Nov 02Sun306$20,430,279-16%$25,395,275The Book of Life (2014)
Nov 11Tue315$24,138,220183%$26,159,999Big Hero 6
Nov 16Sun320$31,871,601-18%$35,000,739Big Hero 6
Nov 14Fri318$38,671,875-13%$41,460,909Dumb and Dumber To
Nov 09Sun313$38,666,52889%$41,902,618Big Hero 6
Nov 01Sat305$36,887,533-9%$45,812,994Ouija
Nov 07Fri311$44,252,038152%$47,949,424Interstellar
Nov 15Sat319$54,858,239-8%$60,131,726Big Hero 6
Nov 08Sat312$59,745,31562%$65,335,652Big Hero 6