'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201447 (Nov 21 - Nov 27)$199,881,515-39%$209,702,000-41%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
201147 (Nov 25 - Dec 01)$176,473,542-37%$197,535,000-36%The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
201047 (Nov 19 - Nov 25)$280,466,321-23%$308,060,000-21%Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
200547 (Nov 25 - Dec 01)$168,549,579-21%$195,879,000-19%Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
200347 (Nov 21 - Nov 27)$184,835,628-12%$220,176,000-9%Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
200647 (Nov 24 - Nov 30)$165,141,553-2%$192,507,000-2%Happy Feet
200047 (Nov 24 - Nov 30)$154,861,309-1%$206,458,000--How the Grinch Stole Christmas
200147 (Nov 23 - Nov 29)$153,466,158-1%$179,942,000-13%Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
200747 (Nov 23 - Nov 29)$164,705,4940%$191,123,000-1%Enchanted
200447 (Nov 19 - Nov 25)$212,648,21915%$241,075,0009%National Treasure
201347 (Nov 22 - Nov 28)$328,856,28936%$356,292,00040%The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
200247 (Nov 22 - Nov 28)$209,929,10037%$243,197,00035%Die Another Day
201247 (Nov 23 - Nov 29)$242,206,73237%$253,726,00028%The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
200847 (Nov 21 - Nov 27)$242,229,02747%$263,468,00038%Twilight (2008)
200947 (Nov 20 - Nov 26)$364,197,55450%$390,032,00048%The Twilight Saga: New Moon