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. 6 - Sun, Apr. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$33,111,557-43%4,1370$8,004$302,450,7223Lionsgate
2American Reunion$21,514,080--3,192--$6,740$21,514,0801Universal
3Titanic 3D$17,285,453--2,674--$6,464$25,645,9351Paramount
4Wrath of the Titans$14,732,121-56%3,5450$4,156$58,614,2122Warner Bros.
5Mirror Mirror$11,095,140-39%3,61815$3,067$36,773,2422Relativity Media
621 Jump Street$10,001,381-33%3,009-139$3,324$109,413,7634Sony / Columbia
7Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$5,030,025-35%3,003-261$1,675$198,204,3756Universal
8John Carter$830,305-59%1,015-1382$818$67,983,6525Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$992,428-22%52441$1,894$4,656,4295CBS Films
2Housefull 2$847,132--121--$7,001$847,1321Eros International
3Safe House$575,990-26%482-247$1,195$124,746,1509Universal
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$539,275-33%651-257$828$99,387,9519Warner Bros. / New Line
5Act of Valor$531,103-47%708-531$750$68,764,3107Relativity Media
6The Raid: Redemption$526,29295%176130$2,990$1,249,9023Sony Pictures Classics
7A Thousand Words$478,424-47%507-500$944$17,422,3035Paramount
8Jeff Who Lives at Home$418,250-38%447-66$936$3,400,1204Paramount Vantage
9October Baby$365,385-53%339-48$1,078$3,780,58424IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
10Project X (2012)$326,490-60%444-459$735$54,061,2686Warner Bros.
11The Vow$293,199-11%479-35$612$123,922,1809Sony / Screen Gems
12Casa de mi Padre$267,432-55%283-156$945$5,496,4174Lionsgate / Pantelion
13This Means War$237,031-43%321-254$738$53,477,1798Fox
14Friends With Kids$225,193-51%207-101$1,088$6,728,2525Roadside Attractions
15Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$222,443-27%277-103$803$51,114,8768Sony / Columbia
16The Artist$182,410-35%222-93$822$43,848,90020Weinstein Company
17Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$159,218-41%204-117$780$34,664,6327Lionsgate
18A Separation$129,642-41%141-58$919$6,685,37615Sony Pictures Classics
19Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$128,157-38%195-27$657$132,644,09217Fox
20The Iron Lady$127,851-30%236-48$542$29,649,85615Weinstein Company
21Chronicle$121,015-10%162-36$747$63,951,66810Fox
22Silent House (2012)$115,147-35%214-111$538$12,555,2305Open Road
23The Woman in Black$91,762-40%159-20$577$54,107,36510CBS Films
24Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$70,159-35%102-48$688$209,364,92117Paramount
25Hugo$68,411-47%101-73$677$73,820,09420Paramount
26Gone$56,42465%12160$466$11,653,1237Summit
27The Secret World of Arrietty$52,212-50%130-53$402$18,574,6098Disney
28Agent Vinod$24,030-80%1220$197$687,7833Eros International

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jiro Dreams of Sushi$230,50419%7228$3,201$992,4215Magnolia Pictures
2Footnote$136,895-43%655$2,106$817,7365Sony Pictures Classics
3The Kid With A Bike$126,379-7%5518$2,298$523,6014IFC Films
4Born to Be Wild 3D$103,5270%400$2,588$17,892,04953Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$98,416-40%522$1,893$495,5063Music Box Films
6Hubble 3D$89,08927%190$4,689$31,951,606108Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Bully (2012)$73,754-37%61$12,292$234,1642Weinstein Company
8We Need to Talk About Kevin$66,907-1%65-2$1,029$1,563,24918Oscilloscope
9Love in the Buff$63,810-30%133$4,908$208,1312China Lion Film
10Beauty and the Beast 3D$59,989-22%58-1$1,034$47,470,46113Disney
11Damsels in Distress$58,589--4--$14,647$58,5891Sony Pictures Classics
12We Bought a Zoo$57,388-47%99-37$580$75,406,97516Fox
13The Descendants$47,244-46%78-40$606$82,523,80921Fox Searchlight
14Under the Sea 3D$39,71741%140$2,837$31,067,675165Warner Bros. / IMAX
15Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$37,34154%4515$830$43,320,4119Fox
16Kahaani$36,280--17--$2,134$991,5025Viva Entertainment
17Fetih 1453$35,730--4--$8,933$35,7301NeoClassics Films
18We Have a Pope$31,368--3--$10,456$31,3681IFC Films
19Being Flynn$31,019-27%33-7$940$526,3226Focus
20The Salt of Life$29,26421%199$1,540$186,0596Zeitgeist Films
21Thin Ice$28,88920%322$903$737,4348IDP/ATO Pictures
22The Grey$26,569-57%67-137$397$51,533,60811Open Road
23Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$26,518-32%131$2,040$5,246,0771003D Entertainment
24Red Tails$25,380-58%55-46$461$49,759,62412Fox
25Coriolanus$25,07337%171$1,475$634,27212Weinstein Company
26Pina$25,003-42%21-12$1,191$3,418,92916IFC Films
27War Horse$24,317-60%49-47$496$79,837,51316Disney / DreamWorks
28In Darkness$23,998-46%41-8$585$912,7139Sony Pictures Classics
29Undefeated$23,369-26%15-1$1,558$460,1958Weinstein Company
30Chico & Rita$20,566--19--$1,082$341,6129GKIDS
31Boy$19,83618%134$1,526$142,4086Paladin
32The Hunter (2012)$19,032--4--$4,758$19,0321Magnolia Pictures
33Rampart$17,63029%4010$441$881,2879Millennium Entertainment
34Goon$17,541-64%16-15$1,096$4,088,6862Magnolia / Magnet
35W.E.$17,390-9%210$828$519,16510Weinstein Company
36One For the Money$15,964-57%49-53$326$26,404,75311Lionsgate
37The Island President$13,159-6%53$2,632$36,5402IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
38Albert Nobbs$11,969-47%301$399$2,962,47511Roadside Attractions
39Once Upon a Time in Anatolia$9,605486%64$1,601$102,55114Cinema Guild
40Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope$8,203--3--$2,734$8,2031Wrekin Hill Entertainment
41Intruders$7,620-81%11-22$693$64,7272Millennium Entertainment
42Detachment$7,608-56%10-5$761$60,3554Tribeca Film
43Shame$6,944-48%8-6$868$3,982,93219Fox Searchlight
44Gerhard Richter Painting$6,755-41%4-1$1,689$96,7584Kino Lorber
45A Dangerous Method$6,442-18%12-8$537$5,689,93620Sony Pictures Classics
46Turn Me On, Dammit!$5,990-41%20$2,995$20,7812New Yorker Films
47Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie$5,20614%110$473$196,7476Magnolia Pictures
48The Women on the 6th Floor$4,969-10%40$1,242$681,97527Strand Releasing
49Free Men$4,64051%31$1,547$37,2474Film Movement
50Surviving Progress$4,161--2--$2,081$4,1611First Run Features
51On the Ice$3,9392%20$1,970$61,5648PMK*BNC
52The Forgiveness of Blood$3,4009%93$378$119,6837IFC Films
53Keyhole$3,294--1--$3,294$3,2941Monterey Media
54Natural Selection$3,153-14%30$1,051$27,7514Cinema Guild
55Young Goethe In Love$3,148--2--$1,574$156,32323Music Box Films
56This Is Not A Film$3,067--3--$1,022$42,5046Palisades Tartan
57The Trouble with Bliss$2,53217%42$633$10,91137A Productions
58Musical Chairs$2,224-79%4-8$556$29,8763Paladin
59ATM$2,034--1--$2,034$2,0341IFC Films
60Attenberg$1,823124%21$912$12,1695Strand Releasing
61Let The Bullets Fly$1,753-49%2-1$877$60,0406Variance Films
62The Pruitt-Igoe Myth$1,598--2--$799$41,14512First Run Features
63The Flowers of War$1,534-77%2-1$767$295,87112Wrekin Hill Entertainment
64Crazy Horse$1,498--2--$749$150,47712Zipporah Films
65Le Havre$1,163-42%1-2$1,163$609,45725Janus Films
66The FP$983-48%3-2$328$35,3514Drafthouse Films
67The Whale$982--1--$982$77,61731Paladin
68The Beat Hotel$918-37%32$306$3,0152First Run Features
69Sing Your Song$902-41%20$451$43,83413S2BN Films
70Sound of Noise$81852%10$818$24,3765Magnolia Pictures
71Reuniting The Rubins$67734%1-1$677$8,0064Monterey Media
72Carnage (2011)$675-78%5-7$135$2,542,19817Sony Pictures Classics
73The Fairy$65293%21$326$7,9637Kino Lorber
74Love$604-64%10$604$308,8698China Lion Film
75My Reincarnation$599--1--$599$91,16024Long Shot Factory
76Ranchero$391-60%10$391$22,18339Indican Pictures
77Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey$362-40%10$362$302,65225Submarine Deluxe
78The Understudy$350-44%10$350$9,5934Indican Pictures
79Windfall$112-54%10$112$5,83310First Run Features