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, Aug. 10 - Sun, Aug. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Legacy$38,142,825--3,745--$10,185$38,142,8251Universal
2The Campaign$26,588,460--3,205--$8,296$26,588,4601Warner Bros.
3The Dark Knight Rises$18,979,397-47%3,690-552$5,143$389,588,2164Warner Bros.
4Hope Springs (2012)$14,650,121--2,361--$6,205$19,103,1781Sony / Columbia
5Total Recall (2012)$8,013,040-69%3,6010$2,225$44,101,4322Sony / Columbia
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$8,002,166-45%3,40110$2,353$30,356,1742Fox
7Ice Age: Continental Drift$6,380,929-26%3,103-439$2,056$143,694,9815Fox
8Ted (2012)$3,223,675-43%2,208-559$1,460$209,848,5857Universal
9Step Up Revolution$2,941,818-50%1,898-708$1,550$30,256,5803Lionsgate / Summit
10The Watch$2,221,451-66%2,463-705$902$31,396,0793Fox
11The Amazing Spider-Man$2,121,235-52%1,585-840$1,338$255,464,6776Sony / Columbia
12Brave$1,802,665-40%1,259-851$1,432$227,245,5318Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$1,183,701--800--$1,480$2,166,1591ARC Entertainment
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$722,883-37%286-32$2,528$7,160,1567Fox Searchlight
3Moonrise Kingdom$614,394-50%447-240$1,374$42,074,79212Focus
4Men in Black 3$508,001-22%295-31$1,722$177,549,43412Sony / Columbia
5Ruby Sparks$443,10212%261197$1,698$1,240,6003Fox Searchlight
6Magic Mike$422,331-70%450-752$939$112,238,9497Warner Bros.
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$421,435-28%306-198$1,377$211,686,19910Paramount / DreamWorks
8To Rome with Love$418,752-49%264-118$1,586$15,089,0518Sony Pictures Classics
9The Intouchables$375,409-34%1940$1,935$9,298,84012Weinstein Company
10The Hunger Games$324,057-25%260-31$1,246$407,294,29221Lionsgate
11Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$287,631-61%364-373$790$64,742,4957Lionsgate
12Snow White and the Huntsman$274,350-13%273-36$1,005$154,299,06011Universal
13Marvel's The Avengers$270,823-35%220-80$1,231$617,291,91615Disney
14Savages$244,860-75%318-386$770$46,808,1256Universal
15The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$168,041-46%184-46$913$45,375,33615Fox Searchlight
16Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$140,278-31%202-75$694$25,074,3076Paramount
17Prometheus$111,008-34%141-57$787$126,048,26910Fox
18Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$90,503-29%130-35$696$37,179,4538Fox
19People Like Us$52,719-59%140-57$377$12,361,4707Disney / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12016: Obama's America$317,316830%6151$5,202$535,7235Rocky Mountain Pictures
2The Queen of Versailles$212,618-21%8922$2,389$927,1624Magnolia Pictures
3To the Arctic 3D$207,6321%520$3,993$7,296,33517Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Celeste and Jesse Forever$125,04316%1814$6,947$296,9592Sony Pictures Classics
5Farewell, My Queen$99,145-47%582$1,709$804,9935Cohen Media Group
6Bernie$79,313-39%88-9$901$8,940,21216Millennium Entertainment
7Searching For Sugar Man$63,34263%158$4,223$166,3683Sony Pictures Classics
8Born to Be Wild 3D$62,033-2%330$1,880$20,469,73971Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Safety Not Guaranteed$60,576-62%73-48$830$3,603,02510FilmDistrict
10Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry$54,691-25%25-1$2,188$235,7983IFC Films
11Hubble 3D$52,00423%141$3,715$34,067,759126Warner Bros. / IMAX
12From Beneath$47,628--18--$2,646$47,6281Nocturnal Features
13The Imposter$43,89123%135$3,376$167,8765Indomina Releasing
14Red Hook Summer$40,070--4--$10,018$40,0701Variance Films
15Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$39,281249%100$3,928$5,937,5761183D Entertainment
16Under the Sea 3D$38,72230%7-2$5,532$32,139,878183Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Take This Waltz$24,518-55%35-16$701$1,137,5947Magnolia Pictures
182 Days In New York$23,942--2--$11,971$23,9421Magnolia Pictures
19Dark Shadows$23,406-78%45-87$520$79,711,67814Warner Bros.
20Rock of Ages$19,990-71%57-88$351$38,509,3429Warner Bros. / New Line
21The Well-Digger's Daughter$19,946-39%130$1,534$137,6244Kino Lorber
22Easy Money (2012)$18,122-16%71$2,589$143,2575Weinstein Company
23Your Sister's Sister$16,021-57%33-19$485$1,546,7539IFC Films
24The Three Stooges$13,794-50%27-5$511$44,328,23818Fox
25Max and the Junkmen (2012 re-issue)$13,000--1--$13,000$13,0001Rialto Pictures
26Girlfriend Boyfriend - GF BF$9,702-67%8-8$1,213$56,8102China Lion Film
27360$9,647-21%119$877$45,9042Magnolia Pictures
28Monsieur Lazhar$8,549-42%100$855$1,982,03742Music Box Films
29$upercapitalist$8,372--1--$8,372$8,3721Truly Indie
30Meet The Fokkens$7,628--1--$7,628$10,1281Kino Lorber
31The Magic of Belle Isle$7,355-2%81$919$90,2286Magnolia Pictures
32Unforgivable$7,098--6--$1,183$104,5227Strand Releasing
33Hara-Kiri: Death of A Samurai 3D$6,521--5--$1,304$38,4094Tribeca Film
34Trishna$6,178-74%13-10$475$225,1965IFC Films
35Neil Young Journeys$5,894-56%140$421$148,8837Sony Pictures Classics
36A Cat In Paris$5,868-46%12-2$489$287,70911GKIDS
37Total Recall (1990) (2012 re-issue)$5,788--1--$5,788$5,7881Rialto Pictures
38Hysteria$5,779-11%161$361$1,749,93213Sony Pictures Classics
39Klown$5,757-51%10-6$576$52,8813Drafthouse Films
40Red Lights (2012)$5,393-63%8-10$674$49,2515Millennium Entertainment
41Dark Horse$5,226-32%8-1$653$150,48210Vitagraph
42Shut Up and Play the Hits$4,880-40%82$610$505,1544Oscilloscope
43Headhunters$4,652-50%9-1$517$1,196,75216Magnolia Pictures
44Kumare$4,071-62%6-3$679$87,7738Kino Lorber
45For Greater Glory$4,036-74%10-24$404$5,669,08111ARC Entertainment
46Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$3,981347%42$995$74,1029Music Box Films
47Jiro Dreams of Sushi$3,137-26%3-3$1,046$2,545,98823Magnolia Pictures
48Elena (2012)$2,799-64%3-2$933$205,32013Zeitgeist Films
49You've Been Trumped$2,275-49%21$1,138$9,0752International Film Circuit
50Marley$1,976-33%51$395$1,412,12417Magnolia Pictures
51I Wish$1,600-65%3-3$533$144,40814Magnolia Pictures
52Dreams of A Life$1,543-50%10$1,543$6,5952Strand Releasing
53Nobody Else But You$1,471-61%20$736$32,06914First Run Features
54Mirror Mirror$1,295-81%456$29$64,933,67020Relativity Media
55Lost Bohemia$1,22363%1-1$1,223$23,58465Impact Partners
56Mosquita Y Mari$1,186-77%10$1,186$8,6142The Film Collaborative
57The Graduate: 45th Anniversary Reunion$1,103--1--$1,103$41,61318Rialto
58Union Square (2012)$832-17%20$416$36,1245Dada Films
59Soldiers of Fortune$641-97%2-48$321$38,8422Roadside Attractions
60The Invisible War$619-46%2-1$310$52,6008Cinedigm
61Damsels in Distress$44466%20$222$1,006,68119Sony Pictures Classics
62Darling Companion$368-94%4-3$92$791,43117Sony Pictures Classics
63Where Do We Go Now?$339-93%1-11$339$521,48914Sony Pictures Classics
64Natural Selection$335--1--$335$55,28222Cinema Guild
65China Heavyweight$325--1--$325$8,8626Zeitgeist Films
66The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$206-93%1-1$206$1,124,78621Music Box Films
675 Broken Cameras$187-79%1-1$187$63,92411Kino Lorber
68Bonsai$149-92%1-2$149$21,16314Strand Releasing