Grosses

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' Passes $140M Mark After $12.13M Take on TuesdayNovember 26, 2014 11:54 AM

by Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 grossed $12.13 million on Tuesday to easily top the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence increased 35 percent over Monday's performance. Daily increases in general were especially strong on Tuesday thanks in part to the approaching Thanksgiving holiday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire increased 29.5 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $15.96 million. Mockingjay- Part 1 surpassed the $140 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $143.01 million in five days. While Mockingjay - Part 1 is off to the largest five-day start of 2014, the film is also performing below pre-release expectations and is running a significant 23 percent behind the massive $186.36 million five-day start of Catching Fire.

Disney's Big Hero 6 held steady in second with $3.27 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios held up especially well yesterday, as it was up 50 percent over Monday and up 93 percent over last Tuesday. Big Hero 6 also surpassed the $140 million mark yesterday and has grossed $141.20 million in 19 days. That places the film 12 percent ahead of the $126.50 million 19-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph. Even with added competition from Fox's Penguins of Madagascar, Big Hero 6 is highly likely to hold up very well over the Thanksgiving holiday frame.

Paramount's Interstellar took in $2.42 million to remain in third place. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film increased 40 percent over Monday and was down a slim 9 percent from last Tuesday. Interstellar has grossed $125.08 million after 19 days of wide release. That places the film 27 percent behind the $171.22 million 19-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 grossed $1.66 million to continue to claim fourth. Universal's long awaited comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels was up 39 percent over Monday and down 31 percent from last Tuesday. Dumb and Dumber To surpassed the $60 million mark yesterday and has grossed $60.58 million in twelve days. The film is likely to continue to fall off quickly over the holiday frame, especially with added competition from Warner's Horrible Bosses 2.

The Theory of Everything continued to perform well in limited release on Tuesday with $0.215 million from 140 locations. That gave the awards season hopeful from Focus a per-location average of $1,533 for the day, which was the second highest per-location average among films in the top ten yesterday (behind only Mockingjay - Part 1). The Theory of Everything has grossed $3.17 million through 19 days of platform release. The film will be playing in 749 locations today and on Thursday and in 802 locations beginning on Friday.

Weekend domestic gross

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 07)$48,083,368-42%$65,655,749-40%Guardians of the Galaxy
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 06)$115,345,546-33%$132,400,546-26%Transformers: Age of Extinction
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 17)$124,986,010-26%$142,778,857-23%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 22)$135,785,499-23%$145,793,829-22%Think Like a Man Too
44 (Oct 31 - Nov 02)$74,844,096-23%$94,837,524-18%Ouija
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 24)$97,178,514-22%$114,841,162-20%Guardians of the Galaxy
17 (Apr 25 - Apr 27)$97,473,803-16%$116,764,238-12%The Other Woman (2014)
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$140,004,458-16%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
43 (Oct 24 - Oct 26)$97,071,579-16%$115,800,273-12%Ouija
35 (Aug 29 - Aug 31)$82,775,516-15%$109,332,503-5%Guardians of the Galaxy
42 (Oct 17 - Oct 19)$115,233,422-13%$131,464,508-13%Fury (2014)
19 (May 09 - May 11)$123,849,070-12%$136,682,787-11%Neighbors (2014)
46 (Nov 14 - Nov 16)$125,728,488-12%$140,293,757-11%Dumb and Dumber To
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$116,260,430-11%$133,362,817-5%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
22 (May 30 - Jun 01)$157,680,341-10%$166,449,158-11%Maleficent
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
41 (Oct 10 - Oct 12)$131,948,473-3%$150,548,4601%Gone Girl
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 08)$153,810,858-2%$162,885,920-2%The Fault in Our Stars
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 20)$130,550,571-2%$149,168,728-1%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 27)$132,017,6591%$154,705,0344%Lucy
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 10)$169,712,5051%$186,189,3020%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
21 (May 23 - May 25)$175,346,8225%$187,232,5075%X-Men: Days of Future Past
39 (Sep 26 - Sep 28)$95,966,6317%$107,209,1465%The Equalizer
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 15)$177,277,72215%$186,942,08015%22 Jump Street
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 13)$133,801,34416%$150,142,27813%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
38 (Sep 19 - Sep 21)$90,003,66723%$102,537,10513%The Maze Runner
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,154,07919%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
26 (Jun 27 - Jun 29)$171,037,68226%$180,004,11323%Transformers: Age of Extinction
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 03)$167,783,61527%$186,309,03620%Guardians of the Galaxy
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
20 (May 16 - May 18)$167,395,91435%$178,372,83331%Godzilla (2014)
40 (Oct 03 - Oct 05)$136,249,16142%$148,956,07439%Gone Girl
18 (May 02 - May 04)$141,515,37545%$153,996,10832%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
47 (Nov 21 - Nov 23)$184,467,35547%$193,430,60838%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 14)$73,297,49352%$91,079,82439%No Good Deed (2014)
45 (Nov 07 - Nov 09)$142,643,89591%$156,969,71566%Big Hero 6
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie