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.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Jun. 8 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 8 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek Forever After$2,947,30521%4,38619$672$188,602,6433Paramount / DreamWorks
2Get Him to the Greek$2,199,005-12%2,697--$815$22,263,9551Universal
3Killers (2010)$1,709,2218%2,859--$598$19,131,0001Lionsgate
4Sex and the City 2$1,644,00015%3,4450$477$76,200,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
5Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$1,614,4835%3,6460$443$62,766,9792Disney
6Marmaduke$1,270,09728%3,213--$395$13,861,5491Fox
7Iron Man 2$827,4613%3,007-797$275$293,059,5605Paramount
8Splice$761,000-3%2,450--$311$8,935,0001Warner Bros
9Robin Hood$597,7705%2,599-774$230$95,665,5604Universal
10Letters to Juliet$450,61524%1,962-863$230$44,151,6964Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 8 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$80,6987%658-468$123$95,490,7819Fox
2Just Wright$69,885-9%518-677$135$20,340,7004Fox Searchlight
3How to Train Your Dragon$56,13627%343-482$164$213,983,55311Paramount / DreamWorks
4Raajneeti$56,00037%111--$505$934,0001UTV Communications
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid$39,74452%244-39$163$63,132,90612Fox
6Babies$37,00014%181-120$204$6,599,0005Focus
7City Island$31,73935%177-24$179$5,327,64512Anchor Bay
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$23,000-18%294-597$78$62,463,0006Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Losers$20,00011%206123$97$23,436,0007Warner Bros.
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$19,00027%134-91$142$161,597,00010Warner Bros.
11Hot Tub Time Machine$19,0006%203-161$94$50,251,00011MGM
12MacGruber$16,815-10%177-2369$95$8,496,3953Universal / Rogue
13The Back-up Plan$12,37737%153-238$81$36,815,0967CBS Films
14Shutter Island$11,2658%152-49$74$127,990,13016Paramount
15The Ghost Writer$11,03621%14789$75$15,461,24616Summit
16Kick-Ass$10,308-7%117-46$88$47,662,9438Lionsgate
17Furry Vengeance$9,04123%125-122$72$16,629,1656Summit
18Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$5,9882%105-72$57$60,084,44310Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 8 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$73,00011%47-1$1,553$7,700,00012Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Solitary Man$18,55944%2216$844$471,3573Anchor Bay
3Under the Sea 3D$17,00042%17-1$1,000$22,338,00069Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$11,4881%46-38$250$749,224,99025Fox
5Princess Kaiulani$7,4859%25-13$299$722,5954Roadside Attractions
6Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$6,67824%81-27$82$88,677,17017Fox
7The Tooth Fairy$3,96631%46-30$86$60,002,00820Fox
8The Secret of Kells$3,48328%24-1$145$576,68414GKIDS
9The Square (2010)$1,271-12%172$75$309,6909Apparition
10Letters to God$35483%9-5$39$2,843,4379Vivendi
11The Joneses$61-57%7-1$9$1,438,7958Roadside Attractions