Grosses

'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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198348 (Dec 02 - Dec 04) - 1983$14,071,151-43%$15,622,894-40%Terms of Endearment
198448 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 1984$19,313,11237%$22,030,63241%Missing in Action
198548 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 1985$41,899,609117%$44,845,382104%Rocky IV
198648 (Nov 28 - Nov 30) - 1986$50,650,76021%$56,709,25926%Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
198748 (Nov 27 - Nov 29) - 1987$47,960,218-5%$51,630,869-9%Three Men and a Baby
198848 (Nov 25 - Nov 27) - 1988$49,421,4923%$56,018,7808%Scrooged
198948 (Dec 01 - Dec 03) - 1989$48,324,005-2%$49,741,403-11%Back to the Future Part II
199048 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 1990$53,003,27310%$54,459,1839%Home Alone
199148 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 1991$67,570,80127%$69,649,36428%The Addams Family
199248 (Nov 27 - Nov 29) - 1992$95,071,93541%$97,079,20139%Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
199348 (Nov 26 - Nov 28) - 1993$67,984,479-28%$76,915,289-21%Mrs. Doubtfire
199448 (Dec 02 - Dec 04) - 1994$44,705,283-34%$48,322,082-37%The Santa Clause
199548 (Dec 01 - Dec 03) - 1995$59,294,31033%$61,342,12027%Toy Story
199648 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 1996$106,879,03480%$108,126,48076%101 Dalmatians (1996)
199748 (Nov 28 - Nov 30) - 1997$95,033,750-11%$103,939,528-4%Flubber
199848 (Nov 27 - Nov 29) - 1998$112,913,64919%$125,579,05621%A Bug's Life
199948 (Nov 26 - Nov 28) - 1999$142,915,24627%$159,710,59227%Toy Story 2
200048 (Dec 01 - Dec 03) - 2000$80,007,102-44%$88,563,123-45%How the Grinch Stole Christmas
200148 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 2001$79,719,7610%$89,748,2951%Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
200248 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 2002$127,059,97259%$150,174,81567%Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
200348 (Nov 28 - Nov 30) - 2003$139,965,97510%$161,648,5128%Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
200448 (Nov 26 - Nov 28) - 2004$146,207,0434%$162,076,9360%National Treasure
200548 (Dec 02 - Dec 04) - 2005$73,341,684-50%$86,100,242-47%Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
200648 (Dec 01 - Dec 03) - 2006$77,025,1475%$93,246,6178%Happy Feet
200748 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 2007$68,337,819-11%$84,269,673-10%Enchanted
200848 (Nov 28 - Nov 30) - 2008$152,335,420123%$162,600,07693%Four Christmases
200948 (Nov 27 - Nov 29) - 2009$172,372,60113%$184,473,27013%The Twilight Saga: New Moon
201048 (Nov 26 - Nov 28) - 2010$167,833,958-3%$181,006,699-2%Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
201148 (Dec 02 - Dec 04) - 2011$70,104,824-58%$81,053,794-55%The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
201248 (Nov 30 - Dec 02) - 2012$100,734,68844%$114,364,86441%The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
201348 (Nov 29 - Dec 01) - 2013$189,483,14288%$208,102,80682%The Hunger Games: Catching Fire