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, May. 16 - Sun, May. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$93,188,384--3,952--$23,580$93,188,3841Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$25,065,895-49%3,31132$7,570$90,591,1002Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$16,803,227-53%3,991-333$4,210$172,169,8643Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$10,515,659--3,019--$3,483$10,515,6591Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$6,307,823-34%3,054-252$2,065$71,672,0164Fox
6Heaven is for Real$4,380,052-41%2,893-155$1,514$82,228,5935Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$3,739,890-26%2,371-602$1,577$117,991,2156Fox
8Captain America: The Winter Soldier$3,664,058-36%2,271-430$1,613$250,532,3047Disney
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,957,456-48%2,578-80$759$6,564,4772Clarius Entertainment
10Moms' Night Out$1,773,470-59%1,0462$1,695$7,200,9022Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$1,164,742-33%991-242$1,175$146,789,7429Lionsgate / Summit
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,041,698-33%630-140$1,653$55,478,50411Fox Searchlight
3Belle$940,44693%173128$5,436$1,767,7443Fox Searchlight
4God's Not Dead$737,811-48%780-220$946$58,924,1639Freestyle / Pure Flix
5The LEGO Movie$524,5987%355-46$1,478$254,342,25015Warner Bros.
6Brick Mansions$506,100-69%724-1230$699$19,609,9464Relativity Media
7Fading Gigolo$398,857-46%35616$1,120$2,681,3455Millennium Entertainment
8Bears$375,653-64%580-663$648$16,839,7225Disneynature
9Draft Day$369,998-56%495-325$747$28,393,6176Lionsgate / Summit
10The Railway Man$305,568-30%1832$1,670$2,749,9466Weinstein Company
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$304,7541%319-38$955$109,303,05411Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Transcendence$279,951-21%315-200$889$22,635,8405Warner Bros.
13Non-Stop (2014)$268,295-18%220-16$1,220$91,439,40012Universal
14Noah$211,230-58%286-191$739$100,262,3518Paramount
15Locke$204,922-8%12148$1,694$820,0474A24
16The Lunchbox$162,421-33%130-23$1,249$3,681,95312Sony Pictures Classics
17300: Rise of an Empire$162,271105%155-36$1,047$106,488,12811Warner Bros.
18The Quiet Ones$161,124-78%341-792$473$8,357,4634Lionsgate
19Need For Speed$124,2237%160-36$776$43,369,17910Disney / DreamWorks
20Muppets Most Wanted$104,091-41%195-90$534$50,154,1799Disney
21A Haunted House 2$92,425-73%124-402$745$17,059,6495Open Road
22Oculus$81,161-68%140-270$580$27,431,0316Relativity Media
23Frozen (2013)$43,107-30%112-30$385$400,523,07926Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$708,690246%7266$9,843$991,5622Open Road
2Fed Up$184,00746%5537$3,346$369,2082RADiUS-TWC
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$142,8029%371$3,860$1,833,4177Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Ida (2014)$127,06749%2114$6,051$346,5123Music Box Films
5Only Lovers Left Alive$122,498-31%953$1,289$1,288,5366Sony Pictures Classics
6Palo Alto$106,19467%3632$2,950$199,3592Tribeca Film
7RoboCop (2014)$101,754-22%81-65$1,256$58,607,00714Sony / Columbia
8Under the Skin (2014)$77,587-39%56-37$1,385$2,224,8257A24
9God's Pocket$75,558252%8077$944$104,4012IFC Films
10Journey to the South Pacific$72,6552%150$4,844$2,696,69025IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
11The German Doctor$63,1920%394$1,620$275,5534IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
12Finding Vivian Maier$63,005-45%64-33$984$1,240,1468IFC Films
13Hubble 3D$57,10220%16-3$3,569$44,130,086218Warner Bros. / IMAX
14The Monuments Men$53,495-31%94-28$569$78,031,62015Sony / Columbia
15The Immigrant$44,064--3--$14,688$44,0641Weinstein Company
162 States$35,949-61%32-27$1,123$2,221,6765UTV Motion Pictures
17Jerusalem 3D$34,438-30%14-6$2,460$4,139,61335National Geographic
18Le Week-End$34,143-40%40-25$854$2,155,85710Music Box Films
19Walking with the Enemy$30,085-56%47-25$640$799,6944Liberty Studios
20The Double (2014)$29,690103%1210$2,474$53,3442Magnolia Pictures
21Chinese Puzzle$23,544--2--$11,772$23,5441Cohen Media Group
22The Hornet's Nest$23,039-13%1713$1,355$53,5262Freestyle Releasing
23Bad Words$21,032147%8354$253$7,764,02710Focus
24Particle Fever$18,841--11--$1,713$829,58411Abramorama / Bond 360
25The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$15,046-24%153$1,003$205,4687Zeitgeist Films
26Jodorowsky's Dune$10,662-68%1410$762$556,8839Sony Pictures Classics
27Blue Ruin$9,240-80%24-37$385$239,0564RADiUS-TWC
28Under the Sea 3D$7,94441%7-6$1,135$33,952,720275Warner Bros. / IMAX
29Son of God$7,843-61%46-22$171$59,681,11712Fox
30To the Arctic 3D$7,516174%50$1,503$14,048,157109Warner Bros. / IMAX
31Godzilla: The Japanese Original$7,444-75%8-11$931$117,8825Rialto Pictures
32The Raid 2$6,850-51%11-11$623$2,602,1228Sony Pictures Classics
33Nymphomaniac: Volume I$6,8039%7-6$972$763,0869Magnolia Pictures
34Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$5,066--1--$5,066$5,0661International Film Circuit
35Half of a Yellow Sun$4,843--1--$4,843$4,8431Monterey Media
36The Wind Rises$4,830-13%132$372$5,201,87913Disney
37Young and Beautiful$4,684-38%3-4$1,561$31,7454IFC Films
38Redwood Highway$4,515-33%3-1$1,505$17,6746Monterey Media
39Rob the Mob$4,466-6%60$744$206,9099Millennium Entertainment
40Dancing in Jaffa$4,348-46%8-5$544$134,4846IFC Films
41For No Good Reason$4,27515%7-1$611$28,2644Sony Pictures Classics
42Tim's Vermeer$4,056-8%7-1$579$1,662,56616Sony Pictures Classics
43Philomena$3,716-25%9-4$413$37,707,71926Weinstein Company
44Born to Be Wild 3D$3,21814%104$322$23,318,874163Warner Bros. / IMAX
45Alan Partridge$2,64069%4-3$660$152,2117Magnolia Pictures
46Next Year Jerusalem$2,590--1--$2,590$2,5901First Run Features
4750 to 1$2,530-73%6-5$422$685,7319Ten Furlongs
48Tasting Menu$2,482696%43$621$12,7385Magnolia Pictures
49Joe (2014)$2,334-78%10-13$233$371,8976Roadside Attractions
50Horses of God$2,251--1--$2,251$3,7791Kino Lorber
51Nymphomaniac: Volume II$1,980-67%6-7$330$314,9197Magnolia Pictures
52The Pleasures of Being Out of Step$1,846--1--$1,846$1,8461First Run Features
53Bicycling with Molière$1,823-60%4-1$456$32,9274Strand Releasing
54Hateship Loveship$1,783-51%3-5$594$50,5736IFC Films
55Manakamana$1,48750%10$1,487$14,8675Cinema Guild
56Stage Fright (2014)$1,455-59%10-1$146$6,0212Magnolia / Magnet
57For a Woman$1,4040%42$351$13,9193Film Movement
58Queen Margot (2014 re-issue)$1,190-76%10$1,190$11,2782Cohen Media Group
59That Demon Within$1,156-31%1-1$1,156$169,5965China Lion Film
60Ilo Ilo$1,060-56%31$353$37,6907Film Movement
61The Protector 2$99865%10$998$2,3173Magnolia / Magnet
62The Jewish Cardinal$860-60%30$287$127,35619Film Movement
63The Unknown Known$6594%3-3$220$266,8707RADiUS-TWC
64A People Uncounted$390--1--$390$3901First Run Features
65The Missing Picture$3326%21$166$49,7689Strand Releasing
6620 Feet from Stardom$220-12%10$220$4,945,35949RADiUS-TWC
67In Bloom$128-69%1-1$128$51,21419Big World Pictures
68No God, No Master$79-88%1-3$79$6,7388Monterey Media