Grosses

'The Battle of the Five Armies' Set for $88.4M in Five Days; Secret of the Tomb' and 'Annie' Battle for Second with $19.2M and $17.5M RespectivelyDecember 20, 2014 08:48 AM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took in an estimated $16.58 million on Friday to lead the daily box office for a third consecutive day. The third and final chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy increased a strong 66.5 percent over Thursday. Friday's daily hold was a good sign for the film after the sharper than anticipated percentage decline it experienced on Thursday. In comparison, 2002's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers increased 39 percent on its first Friday to gross $19.22 million.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has grossed $50.98 million in three days, which places it 14 percent behind the $59.26 million three-day start of The Two Towers. BOXOFFICE currently projects $54.0 million over the weekend for The Battle of the Five Armies and a five-day start of $88.41 million. That would be in the same neighborhood as the $86.14 million five-day start of last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (which opened on a Friday).

IMAX grosses were responsible for $2.18 million of the film's overall gross on Friday. Thus far The Battle of the Five Armies has grossed $8.08 million from IMAX locations. That represents 15.8 percent of the film's overall domestic gross. The Battle of the Five Armies received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

It was a close race for second place on Friday, with Fox's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb outpacing Sony's Annie with an estimated opening day performance of $5.625 million. The two films were separated by just $325,000 on Friday and are likely to remain fairly close to one another throughout the rest of the weekend (and perhaps throughout the rest of the holiday season as well). Secret of the Tomb opened 16 percent below the $6.71 million opening day take of 2011's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. BOXOFFICE currently projects a $19.2 million debut for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which would be below expectations. The film received a B+ rating on CinemaScore.

Annie claimed third place with an estimated $5.3 million. The musical remake starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz opened towards the higher end of expectations on Friday. That is welcome news for Sony, especially after the events of the past week that led to the cancellation of the studio's release of The Interview. Annie opened 21 percent below the opening day take of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. BOXOFFICE is projecting a $17.5 million debut for Annie. The film received an promising A- rating on CinemaScore.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 inched ahead of Exodus: Gods and Kings to take fourth place on Friday with an estimated $2.28 million. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise was down a solid 39 percent from last Friday. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $283.76 million in 29 days, which leaves it $16.24 million away from becoming the second release of 2014 to reach the $300 million domestic milestone. BOXOFFICE currently estimates a $7.8 million take for Mockingjay - Part 1 this weekend.

Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings landed in fifth with an estimated $2.275 million. The pricey Ridley Scott directed biblical epic was down a very sharp 74 percent from last Friday's opening day take. Poor reviews, mixed word of mouth and direct competition from The Battle of the Five Armies are all clearly taking a toll on the film. Exodus has grossed an underwhelming $33.11 million through eight days. BOXOFFICE projects $7.7 million for Exodus: Gods and Kings this weekend, which would represent a 68 percent slide.

On its first day of wide release, Fox Searchlight's Wild took in an estimated $1.175 million from 1,061 locations. The critically acclaimed drama starring Reese Witherspoon has grossed $4.24 million in 18 days. BOXOFFICE is projecting $3.75 million for Wild this weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 22 - Sun, Apr. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$26,323,321-33%3,84215$6,851$80,806,5622Fox
2Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$25,068,677--2,288--$10,957$25,068,6771Lionsgate
3Water for Elephants$16,842,353--2,817--$5,979$16,842,3531Fox
4HOP$12,185,90514%3,6168$3,370$100,224,9054Universal
5Scream 4$7,030,747-62%3,3149$2,122$31,035,0102Weinstein Company
6African Cats$6,003,200--1,220--$4,921$6,003,2001Disneynature
7Soul Surfer$5,436,868-25%2,24026$2,427$28,502,1513Sony / TriStar
8Hanna$5,296,302-27%2,384-161$2,222$31,740,1623Focus
9Insidious$5,207,622-23%2,130-103$2,445$44,001,4164FilmDistrict
10Source Code$5,091,347-18%2,363-194$2,155$44,692,5914Summit
11Arthur (2011)$4,066,109-40%2,770-506$1,468$29,216,0913Warner Bros.
12Limitless$2,664,461-27%1,363-522$1,955$74,002,0556Relativity Media
13The Lincoln Lawyer$1,789,519-38%1,220-482$1,467$53,381,4516Lionsgate
14Your Highness$1,706,590-58%1,610-1162$1,060$19,764,5453Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conspirator$2,187,185-38%849142$2,576$6,889,8682Roadside Attractions
2Win Win$1,107,961-13%3884$2,856$6,630,6506Fox Searchlight
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$933,540-55%928-921$1,006$50,290,5315Fox
4Atlas Shrugged: Part 1$881,034-48%465166$1,895$3,096,8152Rocky Mountain
5Jane Eyre (2011)$737,177-26%31945$2,311$7,857,1767Focus
6Born to Be Wild 3D$656,3655%2081$3,156$3,078,8373Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Rango$386,224-46%557-419$693$119,522,4718Paramount
8Gnomeo and Juliet$335,177-18%345-10$972$98,331,18611Disney
9Dum Maaro Dum$327,523--101--$3,243$327,5231Fox Searchlight
10Sucker Punch$278,686-54%244-311$1,142$35,882,5545Warner Bros.
11The Adjustment Bureau$247,220-31%263-85$940$61,133,7708Universal
12Paul$242,535-50%245-291$990$36,553,3956Universal
13Battle: Los Angeles$203,811-60%220-334$926$82,649,4157Sony / Columbia
14Just Go With It$198,416-27%265-61$749$102,602,51611Sony / Columbia
15The King's Speech$197,090-22%234-81$842$138,323,85222Weinstein Company
16Red Riding Hood$187,45248%30860$609$37,186,0137Warner Bros.
17I Am Number Four$184,693180%17999$1,032$54,374,34910Disney / DreamWorks
18Of Gods and Men$146,753-4%1035$1,425$3,227,3969Sony Pictures Classics
19Hall Pass$133,450-43%202-131$661$44,870,7309Warner Bros. / New Line
20Unknown (2011)$90,969-47%162-113$562$63,555,31410Warner Bros.
21Beastly$90,24129%13727$659$27,598,4678CBS Films
22Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$66,604279%166131$401$72,848,99811Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Potiche$150,341-4%65-3$2,313$863,0415Music Box Films
2Hubble 3D$148,36436%330$4,496$24,560,33558Warner Bros. / IMAX
3I Am (2011)$130,525523%2411$5,439$556,69510Paladin
4The Greatest Movie Ever Sold$118,924--18--$6,607$118,9241Sony Pictures Classics
5No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$116,136-53%89-100$1,305$1,204,2373Lionsgate / Pantelion
6Bill Cunningham New York$89,96715%3110$2,902$688,8806Zeitgeist Films
7Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$75,188-13%92-36$817$37,734,21410Fox
8In a Better World$72,8361%4111$1,776$292,0014Sony Pictures Classics
9Certified Copy$56,619-27%45-11$1,258$1,081,8337IFC Films
10Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$54,17115%110$4,925$2,295,189503D Entertainment
11Incendies$50,679--3--$16,893$50,6791Sony Pictures Classics
12Under the Sea 3D$49,49823%140$3,536$28,189,468115Warner Bros. / IMAX
13True Grit (2010)$48,942-53%80-97$612$171,031,34718Paramount
14Super$47,91525%3812$1,261$210,7214IFC Films
15Kill the Irishman$36,964-41%23-16$1,607$1,006,7027Anchor Bay Films
16The Princess of Montpensier$36,06854%118$3,279$72,9502IFC Films
17Meek's Cutoff$35,791154%64$5,965$87,8453Oscilloscope
18The Warring States$35,381--23--$1,538$35,3811China Lion Film
19Tangled$31,368-63%80-104$392$199,665,78222Disney
20Mars Needs Moms$30,737-25%78-21$394$20,844,3987Disney
21Winter in Wartime$30,53413%15-6$2,036$220,4276Sony Pictures Classics
22The Double Hour$29,979-1%20$14,990$76,9092IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
23Thank You$26,797-69%20-51$1,340$451,9233UTV Communications
24Cedar Rapids$24,691-36%36-11$686$6,773,65111Fox Searchlight
25When Harry Tries to Marry$23,790--4--$5,948$23,7901108 Pics
26Miral$20,289-40%20-6$1,014$345,3985Weinstein Company
27The Salvation Poem$19,439-74%13-8$1,495$836,96828CanZion Films
28Barney's Version$17,116-43%24-26$713$7,431,43315Sony Pictures Classics
29American: The Bill Hicks Story$16,44136%116$1,495$46,2043Variance Films
30Biutiful$13,833-39%21-11$659$5,039,75617Roadside Attractions
31Beautiful Darling$13,400--1--$13,400$13,4001Corinth Films
32Queen to Play$12,622-5%6-3$2,104$112,6704Zeitgeist Films
33Even the Rain (Tambien la lluvia)$12,45871%101$1,246$518,01710Vitagraph
34Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen$11,365--4--$2,841$11,3651Variance Films
35Henry's Crime$10,550-43%5-2$2,110$49,3893Moving Pictures Film & Television
36Nostalgia for the Light$10,483--2--$5,242$75,8646Icarus Films
37Diary of a Country Priest (2011 re-issue)$10,464--2--$5,232$46,9799Rialto
38Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$9,525361%109$953$111,12632Collective Eye
39My Perestroika$8,796-37%50$1,759$106,9325International Film Circuit
40The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte)$8,373-44%50$1,675$80,3824Lorber Films
41The Company Men$8,048-47%15-5$537$4,401,61014Weinstein Company
42The Last Lions$7,683-37%59-2$130$625,01210National Geographic
43Stake Land$7,258--1--$7,258$7,2581IFC Films
44Circo$6,80667%42$1,702$28,4094First Run Features
45Carancho$6,47170%3-1$2,157$74,46811Strand Releasing
46Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives$5,8699%63$978$146,8868Strand Releasing
47Poetry$5,788-45%10-3$579$288,10611Kino International
48Black Swan$5,561-72%20-29$278$106,948,14321Fox Searchlight
49The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$5,107--3--$1,702$850,27338National Geographic
50Blank City$4,806-48%10$4,806$56,7653Insurgent Releasing
51The Illusionist (2010)$4,662-23%12-4$389$2,218,44318Sony Pictures Classics
52The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$4,010--1--$4,010$150,02955International Film Circuit
53Another Year$3,833-34%6-7$639$3,199,00717Sony Pictures Classics
54Dumbstruck$3,610268%21$1,805$4,7782Truly Indie
55A Screaming Man (Un Homme qui crie)$3,27235%10$3,272$8,1072Film Movement
56Galapagos$3,212--2--$1,606$17,961,054600IMAX
57Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,112--2--$1,556$23,590,069186National Geographic
58Zokkomon$2,815--24--$117$2,8151UTV Communications
59Ceremony$2,661-5%41$665$15,4623Magnolia Pictures
60Inside Job$2,46613%84$308$4,309,59629Sony Pictures Classics
61Rubber$2,450-70%80$306$51,5874Magnolia / Magnet
62I Saw the Devil$2,058-52%3-4$686$128,3928Magnolia / Magnet
63The Music Never Stopped$2,029-68%6-7$338$233,3556Roadside Attractions
64Putty Hill$1,807100%32$602$45,84310Cinema Guild
65Armadillo$1,630-59%10$1,630$7,8822Lorber Films
66Making The Boys$1,410--1--$1,410$19,5807First Run Features
67Meet Monica Velour$1,006-77%1-3$1,006$18,4863Anchor Bay Films
68The Human Resources Manager$1,003-51%2-1$502$54,3708Film Movement
69Kings of Pastry$979--1--$979$329,40532First Run
70Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$897-62%1-4$897$233,10416First Run Features
71The Strange Case of Angelica$80464%10$804$44,69317Cinema Guild
72Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula$650--1--$650$24,1117Indican Pictures
73A Somewhat Gentle Man$647--2--$324$35,58315Strand Releasing
74happythankyoumoreplease$584-80%2-2$292$215,5768Anchor Bay Films
75Into Eternity$446--3--$149$31,97912International Film Circuit
76The Trouble with Terkel$250--1--$250$35,53157Indican
77Orgasm Inc.$155-69%10$155$45,47311First Run Features
78Korkoro$142-32%10$142$3,8125Lorber Films
79Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$139-89%1-1$139$202,94713Variance Films
80Nenette$123--1--$123$18,00918Kino International
81Desert Flower$102-87%1-1$102$44,2826National Geographic