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, Jun. 13 - Sun, Jun. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$57,071,445--3,306--$17,263$57,071,4451Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$49,451,322--4,253--$11,627$49,451,3221Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Maleficent$18,504,997-46%3,623-325$5,108$163,021,5293Disney
4Edge of Tomorrow$16,527,215-43%3,50515$4,715$57,001,6982Warner Bros.
5The Fault in Our Stars$14,791,933-69%3,273100$4,519$80,767,2002Fox
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$9,816,449-35%3,042-597$3,227$206,256,6104Fox
7Godzilla (2014)$3,311,185-46%2,088-1022$1,586$191,457,1945Warner Bros.
8A Million Ways to Die in the West$3,246,400-56%2,413-747$1,345$37,107,0203Universal
9Neighbors (2014)$2,369,250-56%1,896-778$1,250$143,022,2156Universal
10Chef$2,187,526-17%1,102-196$1,985$13,987,9796Open Road
11Blended$1,739,108-58%1,581-1347$1,100$40,387,3374Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$953,927-51%682-799$1,399$198,386,2217Sony / Columbia
2Million Dollar Arm$804,423-60%577-1066$1,394$33,471,3025Disney
3Alone Yet Not Alone$534,626--103--$5,191$668,17238Enthuse Entertainment
4Belle$510,282-34%338-138$1,510$8,569,6247Fox Searchlight
5Rio 2$415,628-46%383-319$1,085$126,666,67010Fox
6Words and Pictures$394,79640%217119$1,819$1,066,0844Roadside Attractions
7Divergent$382,46852%33638$1,138$149,621,27513Lionsgate / Summit
8Heaven is for Real$334,518-15%53286$629$89,402,4329Sony / TriStar
9Captain America: The Winter Soldier$274,842-34%223-94$1,232$256,334,46711Disney
10The Grand Seduction$271,738-5%104-3$2,613$1,280,0883eOne Films US
11Ida (2014)$256,95114%11225$2,294$1,668,3557Music Box Films
12The Other Woman (2014)$244,550-51%244-245$1,002$82,733,1668Fox
13The LEGO Movie$227,240-21%30127$755$256,330,27119Warner Bros.
14The Grand Budapest Hotel$196,466-19%149-36$1,319$58,109,81315Fox Searchlight
15Holiday (2014)$169,460-57%102-42$1,661$706,8932Reliance Entertainment
16The Signal (2014)$155,642--120--$1,297$155,6421Focus
17The Immigrant$152,542-21%140-5$1,090$1,686,8965Weinstein Company
18Mr. Peabody & Sherman$143,620-19%207-17$694$110,622,60715Fox / DreamWorks Animation
19God's Not Dead$129,978-25%150-50$867$60,300,99413Freestyle / Pure Flix
20Muppets Most Wanted$67,329-33%158-39$426$50,972,37313Disney
21Noah$64,281-31%103-33$624$101,163,60712Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$136,90519%412$3,339$2,954,37611Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Obvious Child$133,85773%1815$7,437$251,4222A24
3The Rover$69,302--5--$13,860$69,3021A24
4Journey to the South Pacific$57,64326%190$3,034$3,216,35929IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
5Brick Mansions$55,951-27%85-14$658$20,222,2028Relativity Media
6Moms' Night Out$52,477-67%81-211$648$10,079,8946Sony / TriStar
7Fading Gigolo$50,268-16%48-6$1,047$3,612,3069Millennium Entertainment
8Night Moves$48,393-1%5524$880$153,0363Cinedigm
9Hubble 3D$45,694-6%232$1,987$44,587,886222Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Fed Up$42,084-53%56-32$752$1,327,3896RADiUS-TWC
11Cold in July$32,917-52%42-31$784$364,8364IFC Films
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$30,95334%1814$1,720$62,4472RADiUS-TWC
13The Lunchbox$30,640-26%26-20$1,178$4,094,68116Sony Pictures Classics
14Jerusalem 3D$25,3939%15-6$1,693$4,434,48839National Geographic
15The Railway Man$25,307-53%50-127$506$4,306,99310Weinstein Company
16We Are the Best!$23,7671%197$1,251$93,6233Magnolia Pictures
17Chinese Puzzle$22,611-27%21-6$1,077$270,8355Cohen Media Group
18Only Lovers Left Alive$22,417-12%27-3$830$1,663,22510Sony Pictures Classics
19Citizen Koch$20,796--11--$1,891$34,9872Variance Films
20Frozen (2013)$20,749-23%28-15$741$400,685,42330Disney
21Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$19,86824%113$1,806$87,4404IFC Films
22Draft Day$18,306-57%53-60$345$28,831,14510Lionsgate / Summit
23Ivory Tower$17,857--2--$8,929$17,8571IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
24Bears$17,624-48%45-30$392$17,550,5019Disneynature
25Transcendence$17,267-31%58-47$298$23,014,5049Warner Bros.
26Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$14,688-60%43-41$342$8,333,3736Clarius Entertainment
27Need For Speed$14,004-48%39-19$359$43,568,50714Disney / DreamWorks
28Locke$11,546-57%23-21$502$1,253,4408A24
29Oculus$11,464-49%31-16$370$27,674,14510Relativity Media
30Finding Vivian Maier$10,857-21%14-7$776$1,418,67912IFC Films
31Under the Skin (2014)$9,584-57%16-12$599$2,467,93111A24
32A Long Way Off$8,005--13--$616$22,1832Moving Visions Entertainment
33Hellion$7,601--1--$7,601$7,6011IFC Films
34Under the Sea 3D$7,58131%12-4$632$34,040,044279Warner Bros. / IMAX
35Lucky Them$7,460184%75$1,066$16,4153IFC Films
36The Double (2014)$7,24816%10-1$725$140,8536Magnolia Pictures
37The German Doctor$6,835-52%8-4$854$414,9128IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
38Elena (2014)$6,129--1--$6,129$23,2783Variance Films
39Borgman$5,912--4--$1,478$15,8632Drafthouse Films
40Filmistaan$5,776-81%8-16$722$44,3072UTV Motion Pictures
41To the Arctic 3D$5,427-16%51$1,085$14,096,449113Warner Bros. / IMAX
42Redwood Highway$5,045-49%6-10$841$88,94310Monterey Media
43Bicycling with Molière$4,80413%61$801$49,3438Strand Releasing
44Test$4,473--4--$1,118$11,8432Variance Films
45A Coffee in Berlin$3,918--1--$3,918$3,9181Music Box Films
46The Hornet's Nest$3,815-69%3-13$1,272$298,9276Freestyle Releasing
47Le Week-End$3,807108%91$423$2,211,59614Music Box Films
48For No Good Reason$3,699-38%20-1$185$56,0048Sony Pictures Classics
49Jodorowsky's Dune$3,348-50%6-10$558$621,55513Sony Pictures Classics
50The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$2,197-58%1-2$2,197$238,78111Zeitgeist Films
51The Sacrament$2,112262%54$422$4,0932Magnolia / Magnet
52Just a Sigh$1,878182%10$1,878$71,28013Distrib Films
5350 to 1$1,805--2--$903$720,11713Ten Furlongs
54The Raid 2$1,801-72%18-20$100$2,625,80312Sony Pictures Classics
55Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$1,677-53%5-3$335$30,5905International Film Circuit
56Half of a Yellow Sun$1,672736%42$418$27,8555Monterey Media
57Accident (2014 re-issue)$1,593--1--$1,593$14,3154Rialto Pictures
58Filth$1,444-74%50$289$23,6063Magnolia / Magnet
592 Autumns, 3 Winters$1,186-45%10$1,186$5,0302Film Movement
60Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$1,185--1--$1,185$59,04118Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
61Born to Be Wild 3D$1,171-37%3-12$390$23,393,533167Warner Bros. / IMAX
62Particle Fever$1,102-13%1-2$1,102$862,44115Abramorama / Bond 360
63Blue Ruin$1,013-59%2-1$507$256,9068RADiUS-TWC
64Deep Sea 3D$925-61%82$116$46,063,526433Warner Bros. / IMAX
65Big Men$847-83%21$424$55,87914Abramorama
66The Amazing Catfish$733--1--$733$7331Strand Releasing
67In Bloom$681--3--$227$52,46923Big World Pictures
68Heropanti$671218%1-2$671$63,0514UTV Motion Pictures
69The Unknown Known$565-55%30$188$273,60311RADiUS-TWC
70Godzilla: The Japanese Original$364-86%1-1$364$139,6019Rialto Pictures
71For a Woman$354-93%2-2$177$25,5567Film Movement
72Tasting Menu$199-75%1-1$199$18,6869Magnolia Pictures
73Evergreen: The Road to Legalization$189--1--$189$1891First Run Features
74Nymphomaniac: Volume I$183-92%1-3$183$785,66913Magnolia Pictures
75Nymphomaniac: Volume II$150-86%1-2$150$326,98311Magnolia Pictures
7620 Feet from Stardom$90-64%10$90$4,946,25053RADiUS-TWC
77Next Year Jerusalem$84-44%10$84$8,0935First Run Features