Grosses

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Down Sharply from Wednesday, But Still #1 on Thursday with $9.96MDecember 19, 2014 12:55 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took in $9.96 million on Thursday. The third and final chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy was down a sharp 59 percent from Wednesday's performance. The large daily percentage decline on Thursday isn't the greatest initial sign going forward, though it should be noted that such a large percentage of Wednesday's reported gross coming from Tuesday night shows does inflate Thursday's percentage decrease a bit. In comparison, 2002's The Two Towers fell 47 percent on its first Thursday to gross $13.88 million. With a two-day start of $34.41 million, The Battle of the Five Armies is running 14 percent behind the $40.04 million take of The Two Towers. At its current pace, The Battle of the Five Armies appears headed for a five-day start in the neighborhood of $85 million.

Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings held steady in second place with $1.22 million. The pricey Ridley Scott directed biblical epic starring Christian Bale was down 7 percent from Wednesday. Exodus: Gods and Kings placed in second for the week (behind The Battle of the Five Armies) with a seven-day start of $30.84 million. While that was on the low end of pre-release expectations, the film is off to an underwhelming start with its price tag in mind and has been displaying early signs of being significantly front-loaded for a December release.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took in $1.09 million to remain in third. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise increased 6 percent over Wednesday and was down a healthy 24 percent from last Thursday. Mockingjay - Part 1 placed in third for the week with $17.28 million. That represented a 38 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's four-week total to $281.48 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 is now $18.52 million away from becoming the second release of 2013 to reach the $300 million domestic milestone.

Penguins of Madagascar placed in fourth for the day with $0.502 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up 9 percent from Wednesday and down only 2 percent from last Thursday. Penguins of Madagascar placed in fourth for the week with $9.11 million. That was down 30 percent from the previous week and brings the film's 23-day total to an underwhelming $60.65 million.

Paramount's Top Five continued to claim sixth place with $0.439 million. The critically acclaimed comedy starring and directed by Chris Rock was down 2 percent from Wednesday. Top Five rounded out the week's top five with a seven-day start of $8.89 million, which was on the low end of expectations. The film will be playing in 1,307 locations this weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Sep. 9 - Sun, Sep. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Contagion$22,403,596--3,222--$6,953$22,403,5961Warner Bros.
2The Help$8,926,142-39%2,93592$3,041$137,327,8005Disney / DreamWorks
3Warrior (2011)$5,242,107--1,869--$2,805$5,242,1071Lionsgate
4The Debt$4,770,720-52%1,87650$2,543$21,867,6762Focus
5Colombiana$3,947,582-47%2,354-260$1,677$29,726,2883Sony / TriStar
6Rise of the Planet of the Apes$3,886,285-51%2,887-306$1,346$167,847,1166Fox
7Shark Night 3D$3,408,413-59%2,84842$1,197$14,672,5922Relativity Media
8Apollo 18$2,851,349-67%3,3302$856$14,939,3032Weinstein Company
9Our Idiot Brother$2,650,538-51%2,396-159$1,106$21,309,5473Weinstein Company
10Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$2,501,432-48%2,544-463$983$34,223,0184Weinstein Company
11Crazy, Stupid, Love$2,168,387-34%1,310-140$1,655$78,417,4487Warner Bros.
12Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$2,166,846-58%2,251-529$963$21,000,6043FilmDistrict
13The Smurfs$1,800,432-56%1,977-729$911$136,009,2777Sony / Columbia
14Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star$1,415,023--1,500--$943$1,415,0231Sony / Columbia
15Creature$327,000--1,507--$217$327,0001Bubble Distribution

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$1,001,583-59%810-282$1,237$377,104,6849Warner Bros.
2Captain America: The First Avenger$845,653-56%804-246$1,052$173,459,6638Paramount
3Cowboys & Aliens$827,955-56%920-265$900$98,041,8217Universal
4Seven Days in Utopia$649,512-51%555-6$1,170$2,749,8562Visio Entertainment
5Horrible Bosses$585,868-16%50381$1,165$115,795,82310Warner Bros. / New Line
6Final Destination 5$555,303-63%655-571$848$41,756,4735Warner Bros. / New Line
730 Minutes or Less$533,456-71%646-709$826$36,472,3545Sony / Columbia
8Zookeeper$436,615-41%343-58$1,273$78,767,40110Sony / Columbia
9Midnight in Paris$415,831-38%350-52$1,188$53,531,71417Sony Pictures Classics
10The Guard$408,561-30%20325$2,013$3,254,0117Sony Pictures Classics
11Sarah's Key$389,088-38%306-13$1,272$5,852,4258Weinstein Company
12One Day$384,769-71%492-695$782$13,436,9914Focus
13The Change-Up$321,640-59%374-165$860$36,485,3256Universal
14Conan the Barbarian (2011)$303,866-81%551-1171$551$20,920,8824Lionsgate
15Saving Private Perez$248,107-63%1654$1,504$1,175,3742Lionsgate / Pantelion
16Fright Night (2011)$229,716-82%435-1033$528$17,864,1714Disney / DreamWorks
17Cars 2$181,185-85%353-1690$513$189,630,39312Disney
18Transformers: Dark of the Moon$174,938-70%177-247$988$350,800,07711Paramount / DreamWorks
19Mr. Popper's Penguins$162,541-47%2520$645$67,701,50613Fox
20Bridesmaids$158,585-43%197-23$805$168,590,00018Universal
21Super 8$141,685-49%203-37$698$126,728,70914Paramount
22Kung Fu Panda 2$122,857-63%164-141$749$165,001,60916Paramount / DreamWorks
23Green Lantern (2011)$115,101-39%155-30$743$116,464,12513Warner Bros.
24Winnie the Pooh$104,664-59%247-105$424$26,644,6629Disney
25Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$92,245-53%150-36$615$240,918,96017Disney
26Friends With Benefits$78,445-59%114-47$688$55,705,0008Sony / Screen Gems
27Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara$5,137-58%1000$51$3,103,6569Eros International

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Laugh at My Pain$1,908,420--98--$19,474$1,908,4201CodeBlack Entertainment
2Mere Brother Ki Dulhan$403,017--74--$5,446$403,0171Yash Raj Films
3Higher Ground$121,33331%5639$2,167$311,2143Sony Pictures Classics
4Monte Carlo$100,137404%6928$1,451$23,047,80211Fox
5Born to Be Wild 3D$91,290-56%490$1,863$12,682,09923Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Senna$88,432-48%40-7$2,211$1,003,8695Producers Distribution Agency
7Bad Teacher$59,365-88%96-890$618$99,039,41412Sony / Columbia
8The Whistleblower$57,691-40%59-11$978$888,7186IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
9Circumstance$55,53651%2312$2,415$182,1143Roadside Attractions
10Attack the Block$51,934-42%51-15$1,018$949,2177Sony / Screen Gems
11The Tree of Life$47,109-41%62-24$760$13,090,52116Fox Searchlight
12Hubble 3D$43,558-50%312$1,405$28,750,30378Warner Bros. / IMAX
13Love Crime$42,66621%105$4,267$99,7102IFC Films
14X-Men: First Class$40,255-63%67-34$601$146,358,17515Fox
15Buck$39,355-17%785$505$3,955,36313IFC Films
16Point Blank$33,096-47%28-5$1,182$533,1677Magnolia / Magnet
17The Hangover Part II$28,380-60%60-30$473$254,455,98616Warner Bros.
18Bol$26,138-58%380$688$153,3692Eros International
19Mozart's Sister$24,57599%125$2,048$130,7294Music Box Films
20Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$24,111-54%30$8,037$102,5852Indomina Media
21Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life$23,555-6%63$3,926$72,1162Music Box Films
22Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$23,212-31%122$1,934$4,171,126703D Entertainment
23Another Earth$22,154-64%41-30$540$1,273,9388Fox Searchlight
24The Devil's Double$21,929-49%33-16$665$1,321,1227Lionsgate
25Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness$20,931-25%172$1,231$522,73910International Film Circuit
26Shaolin$19,132--10--$1,913$19,1321Variance Films
27The Future$18,230-24%269$701$475,9517Roadside Attractions
28Brighton Rock (2011)$17,317-34%12-1$1,443$118,9693IFC Films
29The Black Power Mixtape: 1967 - 1975$17,316--2--$8,658$17,3161IFC Films
30Evidence of a Haunting$17,220-30%5-4$3,444$63,5043Nocturnal Features
31My Kingdom (2011)$16,816--20--$841$16,8161China Lion Film
32The Names of Love$15,115-42%182$840$445,74312Music Box Films
33Love in Space$13,795--15--$920$13,7951China Lion Film
34The Trip (2011)$13,379-44%28-8$478$1,980,29614IFC Films
35Terri$13,25631%170$780$638,31011IDP/ATO Pictures
36Magic Trip$13,0483%187$725$118,3966Magnolia Pictures
37The Interrupters$11,868-12%100$1,187$138,7787Cinema Guild
38Under the Sea 3D$10,544-67%102$1,054$29,782,931135Warner Bros. / IMAX
39Nothing to Declare$10,429-85%18-7$579$209,3863Entertainment One Films
40Sur le Rythme$9,757-70%121$813$917,4415Entertainment One Films
41Bill Cunningham New York$9,20664%31$3,069$1,496,07126Zeitgeist Films
42Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$8,315-84%19-45$438$11,847,5515Fox
43Bellflower$8,06426%94$896$122,3796Oscilloscope
44Amigo$7,426-57%7-3$1,061$112,9384Variance Films
45Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest$7,329-5%167$458$1,154,50310Sony Pictures Classics
46Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles$7,244137%10$7,244$14,8622Argot Pictures
47After (2011)$6,332--1--$6,332$6,3321Undefined
48Tabloid$6,079-61%13-12$468$658,1069IFC Films
49Project Nim$5,909-43%11-4$537$373,94410Roadside Attractions
50Incendies$5,652-43%6-2$942$6,852,64721Sony Pictures Classics
51Life in a Day$5,052-36%5-4$1,010$230,9137National Geographic
52Turtle: The Incredible Journey$4,965169%2-1$2,483$372,21612Hannover House
533D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstacy$4,922-66%6-3$820$143,9425China Lion Film
54The Whale$4,835--2--$2,418$4,8351Paladin
55The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu$4,644--1--$4,644$4,6441The Film Desk
56Space Station 3D$3,717-61%10$3,717$8,245,153491IMAX
57The Man Who Fell to Earth (2011 re-issue)$3,701--3--$1,234$78,34412Rialto Pictures
58Rebirth (2011)$3,38724%32$1,129$12,2532Oscilloscope
59Viva Riva!$3,340--2--$1,670$61,75914Music Box Films
60Page One: Inside the New York Times$3,059-31%81$382$1,048,96313Magnolia Pictures
61Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$2,912-49%8-4$364$1,337,9199Fox Searchlight
62Tanner Hall$2,803--5--$561$2,8031Anchor Bay Films
63Life, Above All$2,7797%104$278$97,5519Sony Pictures Classics
64Bride Flight$2,192-64%4-6$548$484,52714Music Box Films
65The Last Circus$2,001-5%42$500$18,5424Magnolia / Magnet
66Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$2,000--2--$1,000$23,746,066206National Geographic
67Littlerock$1,986-57%2-1$993$12,1625Variance Films
68The Tree$1,689-60%3-1$563$42,7309Zeitgeist Films
69Main Street$1,553--1--$1,553$1,5531Magnolia Pictures
70I'm Glad My Mother is Alive$1,413-55%10$1,413$6,9882Strand Releasing
71Summer (2011 re-issue)$1,257--2--$629$32,83914The Film Desk
72Trollhunter$1,009-41%2-2$505$249,35414Magnolia / Magnet
73Burke and Hare$947--1--$947$9471IFC Films
74CornerStore$883-70%1-1$883$39,2905Undefined
75El Bulli: Cooking in Progress$857-82%50$171$107,2977Alive Mind Cinema
76Rapt$854-66%1-1$854$38,48410Lorber Films
77Mysteries of Lisbon$695-30%10$695$63,6586Music Box Films
78Griff the Invisible$655-66%20$328$16,4284Indomina Media
79Passione: A Musical Adventure$622-87%1-2$622$195,22012Abramorama
80Farmageddon$601--2--$301$27,21713Undefined
81Everything Must Go$573-13%40$143$2,711,21018Roadside Attractions
82My Perestroika$564--1--$564$241,87525International Film Circuit
83Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow$479-83%10$479$40,0045Lorber Films
84WAR: Women Art Revolution$338-70%10$338$46,81315Zeitgeist Films
855 Days of War$305-91%1-2$305$17,2434Anchor Bay Films
86The Robber$296--2--$148$82,46820Kino International
87How To Live Forever$284--1--$284$58,76418Variance Films
88In/Sight$262-97%3-20$87$17,0122Check Entertainment
89The Music Never Stopped$208-67%10$208$258,07726Roadside Attractions
90Pianomania$130--1--$130$26,65116First Run Features
91The Conspirator$3233%10$32$11,538,20422Roadside Attractions