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, May. 2 - Sun, May. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$91,608,337--4,324--$21,186$91,608,3371Sony / Columbia
2The Other Woman (2014)$14,407,264-42%3,23833$4,449$47,552,7362Fox
3Heaven is for Real$8,601,509-40%2,930225$2,936$65,503,9183Sony / TriStar
4Captain America: The Winter Soldier$7,774,269-52%3,179-441$2,446$237,155,4805Disney
5Rio 2$7,711,952-44%3,314-389$2,327$106,582,2284Fox
6Brick Mansions$3,691,672-61%2,6470$1,395$15,628,9882Relativity Media
7Divergent$2,182,283-40%1,639-427$1,331$142,669,0097Lionsgate / Summit
8The Quiet Ones$1,994,670-49%2,0270$984$6,755,7022Lionsgate
9God's Not Dead$1,765,906-37%1,330-270$1,328$55,561,3087Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Bears$1,710,162-54%1,79070$955$14,366,2163Disneynature
11Draft Day$1,382,280-50%1,354-726$1,021$26,426,0474Lionsgate / Summit
12Transcendence$1,173,020-72%1,775-1680$661$21,366,2303Warner Bros.
13A Haunted House 2$1,075,668-66%1,328-982$810$16,124,4633Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,777,513-28%884-137$2,011$51,548,9459Fox Searchlight
2Noah$900,538-61%929-675$969$99,025,2876Paramount
3Oculus$761,099-65%884-997$861$26,702,3654Relativity Media
4The Railway Man$502,556-13%1648$3,064$1,629,3544Weinstein Company
5Fading Gigolo$482,84761%11073$4,390$1,124,9223Millennium Entertainment
6RoboCop (2014)$404,440329%23184$1,751$58,317,50412Sony / Columbia
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$402,961-27%410-58$983$108,548,0629Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Lunchbox$262,841-18%149-16$1,764$3,081,44710Sony Pictures Classics
9Muppets Most Wanted$260,271-54%376-189$692$49,779,2167Disney
10The LEGO Movie$228,911-36%220-83$1,041$253,106,87513Warner Bros.
11Under the Skin (2014)$169,412-38%125-33$1,355$1,838,4195A24
12Non-Stop (2014)$152,530-25%218-34$700$90,716,20010Universal
13Walking with the Enemy$126,735-62%127-131$998$615,6782Liberty Studios
14300: Rise of an Empire$121,045-48%235-90$515$106,036,1809Warner Bros.
15Frozen (2013)$116,922-38%179-48$653$400,344,85824Disney
16The Monuments Men$109,930-5%145-21$758$77,842,89713Sony / Columbia
17Need For Speed$96,849-43%133-54$728$43,045,2798Disney / DreamWorks
18The Nut Job$49,745-51%101-59$493$64,238,76716Open Road
19Son of God$31,692-55%126-85$252$59,631,57510Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Only Lovers Left Alive$192,320-4%6714$2,870$786,3614Sony Pictures Classics
22 States$180,100-59%96-41$1,876$2,023,3863UTV Motion Pictures
3Finding Vivian Maier$151,2723%9030$1,681$926,0096IFC Films
4Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$134,838-5%370$3,644$1,326,5355Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Locke$133,85465%2521$5,354$246,6392A24
6Belle$106,578--4--$26,645$106,5781Fox Searchlight
7Le Week-End$96,415-36%90-39$1,071$2,003,0088Music Box Films
8Blue Ruin$73,628126%6053$1,227$121,4862RADiUS-TWC
9Journey to the South Pacific$65,519-23%14-2$4,680$2,424,70223IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
10Ida (2014)$55,438--3--$18,479$55,4381Music Box Films
11Hubble 3D$49,844-7%191$2,623$43,888,213216Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Jodorowsky's Dune$45,260-7%6120$742$459,9717Sony Pictures Classics
13The German Doctor$44,08329%149$3,149$94,0972IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
14Cesar Chavez$42,084-2%9752$434$5,550,8666Lionsgate / Pantelion
15Jerusalem 3D$41,406--18--$2,300$3,990,88333National Geographic
16Walk of Shame$39,751--51--$779$39,7511Focus World
17The Raid 2$29,270-64%38-33$770$2,552,7516Sony Pictures Classics
18Particle Fever$27,368-37%19-3$1,440$765,9719Abramorama / Bond 360
193 Days to Kill$27,228-35%64-21$425$30,655,53811Relativity Media
20Joe (2014)$26,846-30%39-2$688$341,3334Roadside Attractions
21The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$26,364-9%13-1$2,028$149,1595Zeitgeist Films
22Dancing in Jaffa$25,2498%2310$1,098$101,2574IFC Films
23Dom Hemingway$24,804-62%47-72$528$496,3025Fox Searchlight
24Sabotage (2014)$23,824-34%60-15$397$10,471,6886Open Road
25Gravity$19,331-51%65-40$297$274,084,95131Warner Bros.
26Bad Words$18,292-62%40-74$457$7,719,1578Focus
27Godzilla: The Japanese Original$17,7471796%98$1,972$40,8873Rialto Pictures
28Decoding Annie Parker$16,781--13--$1,291$16,7811eOne Films US
29The Wind Rises$14,282-10%260$549$5,177,16811Disney
30Alan Partridge$11,418-60%18-4$634$140,4825Magnolia Pictures
3150 to 1$10,729-49%16-7$671$664,5897Ten Furlongs
32On My Way$10,668-2%94$1,185$295,6788Cohen Media Group
33Philomena$10,661-27%22-11$485$37,692,01324Weinstein Company
34The M Word$10,458--10--$1,046$10,4581Rainbow Releasing
35Bicycling with Molière$10,262163%43$2,566$17,7152Strand Releasing
36Nymphomaniac: Volume I$9,401-34%15-1$627$740,4717Magnolia Pictures
37Tim's Vermeer$9,147-30%11-12$832$1,644,05314Sony Pictures Classics
3812 Years a Slave$8,337-51%20-12$417$56,667,87029Fox Searchlight
39Rob the Mob$8,122142%84$1,015$192,0027Millennium Entertainment
40Under the Sea 3D$7,4363%124$620$33,911,950273Warner Bros. / IMAX
41Hateship Loveship$7,408-27%15-1$494$39,8194IFC Films
42To the Arctic 3D$7,11610%93$791$14,021,570107Warner Bros. / IMAX
43Beneath the Harvest Sky$6,988-58%80$874$28,1162Tribeca Film
44That Demon Within$6,783-76%5-7$1,357$161,6253China Lion Film
45Nymphomaniac: Volume II$6,758-61%15-16$451$298,3065Magnolia Pictures
46For a Woman$6,530--2--$3,265$6,5301Film Movement
47For No Good Reason$5,96232%64$994$12,9282Sony Pictures Classics
48Watermark$5,449-52%11-5$495$76,7985eOne Films US
49Documented$5,422--1--$5,422$5,4221CNN Films
50Enemy$4,784-32%8-7$598$1,003,2778A24
51Gloria (2014)$4,670-24%90$519$2,099,69215Roadside Attractions
52Just a Sigh$3,65281%31$1,217$59,4617Distrib Films
53Young and Beautiful$3,214-30%10$3,214$11,6042IFC Films
54The Jewish Cardinal$2,662--3--$887$121,93117Film Movement
55Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$2,639-38%1-1$2,639$40,50413Rialto Pictures
56Born to Be Wild 3D$2,328-44%8-3$291$23,304,433161Warner Bros. / IMAX
57The Unknown Known$2,125-75%15-7$142$262,6135RADiUS-TWC
58Ilo Ilo$2,108--1--$2,108$33,7375Film Movement
5920 Feet from Stardom$1,75698%21$878$4,944,88947RADiUS-TWC
60The Invisible Woman$1,4389%42$360$1,231,29119Sony Pictures Classics
61Manakamana$1,423-9%10$1,423$10,5993Cinema Guild
62No God, No Master$1,305109%31$435$4,9886Monterey Media
63Redwood Highway$1,216835%32$405$1,6934Monterey Media
64More Than the Rainbow$1,082--1--$1,082$1,0821First Run Features
65August: Osage County$1,051-81%3-4$350$37,738,40019Weinstein Company
66Bright Days Ahead$916-81%1-3$916$9,0592Tribeca Film
67Mistaken for Strangers$78522%1-1$785$137,4606Abramorama
68Sweet Dreams (2013)$750--1--$750$51,59927International Film Circuit
69Gabrielle (2014)$634-29%10$634$5,5343eOne Films US
70Big Men$589--1--$589$43,1918Abramorama
71American Mustang$482-68%10$482$48,70016Vitagraph / Just Media
72Stranger By the Lake$461-33%2-2$231$324,89115Strand Releasing
73Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$417--1--$417$012Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
74Cheap Thrills$293--1--$293$59,1147Drafthouse Films
75The Protector 2$270--1--$270$2701Magnolia / Magnet
76Tasting Menu$206-13%10$206$9,4593Magnolia Pictures
77The Missing Picture$156-97%1-4$156$49,0347Strand Releasing
78The Final Member$36-99%1-9$36$10,9493Drafthouse Films