U.S. Weekend Box Office Round Up Nov 21 – 23, 2014

Mockingjay Part 1It was all about one film this weekend globally, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One (4,151 screens), which took out the top slots everywhere it opened including the U.S. Opening with a massive $123m stateside, the film is actually the softest performer of the franchise domestically. Internationally, the film has generated $152m on top of that figure to bring its global weekend in at $275m, 4% up on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In the U.S., Mockingjay generated a $29,631 screen average off 4,151 screens and looks to hit around $310m for its domestic life. On the grand scale, this is Lionsgate’s widest international release in their history and their biggest global opening ever, which is such an indicator of the strength and importance of the international market. My thoughts are that you’ll see a significant market share jump for Mockingjay to the tune of 60% of the total gross coming from outside of the U.S.

Big Hero Six (3,650 screens) takes another $20m for its 3rd week of release to bring its cume to $136m domestically.

Interstellar (3,415 screens) slips 46.7% in the wake of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One to gross $15.1m. The film has now grossed $121m domestically in the U.S.

Dumb & Dumber To (3,188 screens) plummeted 61.7% week on week to take $13.82m and bring its haul to $57.473m. That’s a pretty savage fall for its 2nd weekend and a $80m finish is most likely.

Gone Girl (1,609 screens) ticks onto $157m domestically. Think about this – Gone Girl is going to outgross Interstellar.

In Cinemas Friday November 28, 2014 – Horrible Bosses 2 (26/11), Penguins Of Madagascar (26/11), The Imitation Game (28/11)

Film

Release

Opening Weekend

Life Gross

Screens

Op W/End Scn Avg

Global Cume

Ex US Cume

% International

Budget

The Hunger Games

23/3/12

$152,535,747

$408,010,692

4,137

$36,871

$691,247,768

$283,237,076

40.97%

$78,000,000

The Hunger Games: Cacthing Fire

22/11/13

$158,074,286

$424,668,047

4,163

$37,971

$864,912,963

$440,244,916

50.90%

$130,000,000

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

21/11/14

$123,000,000

$307,500,000

4,151

$29,631

$768,750,000

$461,250,000

60.00%

$150,000,000

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

20/11/15

Averages

$144,536,678

$380,059,580

4,150

$34,825

$774,970,244

$394,910,664

50.96%

$119,333,333

 

Figures from Box Office Mojo

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count /Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 LGF $123,000,000 4,151 $29,631 $123,000,000 1
2 2 Big Hero 6 BV $20,086,000 -42.1% 3,650 -123 $5,503 $135,708,000 $165 3
3 3 Interstellar Par. $15,100,000 -46.7% 3,415 -146 $4,422 $120,692,000 $165 3
4 1 Dumb and Dumber To Uni. $13,820,000 -61.7% 3,188 +34 $4,335 $57,473,000 2
5 5 Gone Girl Fox $2,815,000 -38.3% 1,609 -350 $1,750 $156,823,000 $61 8
6 4 Beyond the Lights Rela. $2,630,000 -57.6% 1,766 -23 $1,489 $10,124,000 $7 2
7 6 St. Vincent Wein. $2,354,000 -37.5% 1,707 -625 $1,379 $36,613,000 7
8 7 Fury (2014) Sony $1,900,000 -49.5% 1,720 -662 $1,105 $79,150,000 $68 6
9 10 Birdman FoxS $1,855,000 -24.9% 862 +5 $2,152 $14,407,000 $18 6