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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$151,557,000-16%The Other Woman (2014)
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$193,165,00027%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$179,009,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$276,208,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,493,000-17%Maleficent
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,537,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,816,00017%22 Jump Street
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$220,078,000-20%22 Jump Street
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,843,00032%Transformers: Age of Extinction
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$220,449,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,4451%$228,446,0004%Lucy
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 07)$240,966,02025%$271,893,00019%Guardians of the Galaxy
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 14)$246,226,8392%$276,135,0002%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$176,836,799-28%$203,647,000-26%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$130,765,914-26%$157,657,000-23%Guardians of the Galaxy
35 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$122,883,981-6%$163,465,0004%Guardians of the Galaxy
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 11)$63,265,254-49%$87,343,000-47%Guardians of the Galaxy
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)$91,833,86445%$115,981,00033%No Good Deed (2014)
38 (Sep 19 - Sep 25)$114,768,66225%$132,059,00014%The Maze Runner
39 (Sep 26 - Oct 02)$122,343,7867%$138,699,0005%The Equalizer
40 (Oct 03 - Oct 09)$175,329,01643%$193,066,00039%Gone Girl
41 (Oct 10 - Oct 16)$178,679,7542%$204,967,0006%Gone Girl
42 (Oct 17 - Oct 23)$150,451,372-16%$172,254,000-16%Fury (2014)
43 (Oct 24 - Oct 30)$126,307,561-16%$151,200,000-12%Ouija
44 (Oct 31 - Nov 06)$99,964,533-21%$129,784,000-14%Nightcrawler
45 (Nov 07 - Nov 13)$197,207,68097%$217,787,00068%Big Hero 6
46 (Nov 14 - Nov 20)$154,643,374-22%$174,158,000-20%Dumb and Dumber To
47 (Nov 21 - Nov 27)$221,088,47843%$232,027,00033%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1