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 Fri, Jun. 11 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$18,816,278--3,663--$5,137$18,816,2781Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$9,660,560--3,535--$2,733$9,660,5601Fox
3Shrek Forever After$4,463,37160%3,868-518$1,154$198,715,4374Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$3,296,00069%2,7025$1,220$29,755,0002Universal
5Killers (2010)$2,731,23181%2,8590$955$24,984,8482Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,016,48038%3,108-538$649$67,758,6323Disney
7Marmaduke$1,877,50263%3,2130$584$18,156,3382Fox
8Sex and the City 2$1,868,00028%2,750-695$679$81,089,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$1,342,06357%2,305-702$582$296,103,2476Paramount
10Splice$939,00056%2,4500$383$11,150,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$777,00033%1,895-704$410$97,625,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$542,37918%1,331-631$407$45,373,4185Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$212,339140%430-228$494$95,877,76610Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$135,032--236-13$572$66,202,24713Sony / Columbia
3Just Wright$105,42364%279-239$378$20,580,5535Fox Searchlight
4Clash of the Titans (2010)$98,000476%333199$294$161,728,00011Warner Bros.
5How to Train Your Dragon$96,82883%281-62$345$214,192,75012Paramount / DreamWorks
6Raajneeti$77,000166%12413$621$900,0002UTV Communications
7City Island$60,647102%159-18$381$5,453,41813Anchor Bay
8Furry Vengeance$52,019539%268143$194$16,698,8027Summit
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$51,14640%202-42$253$63,260,63313Fox
10Babies$46,1707%146-35$316$6,730,4796Focus
11Kick-Ass$32,553219%17861$183$47,714,9609Lionsgate
12The Back-up Plan$30,586172%112-41$273$36,868,3598CBS Films
13A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$25,00014%125-169$200$62,531,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
14The Losers$18,0000%127-79$142$23,491,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$94,020601%5331$1,774$595,3984Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$84,00011%481$1,750$7,937,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Winter's Bone$25,551--4--$6,388$25,5511Roadside Attractions
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$23,751--66-36$360$42,148,4809Sony / Screen Gems
5Avatar$15,96312%26-20$614$749,267,99526Fox
6Under the Sea 3D$14,000-7%15-2$933$22,376,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Princess Kaiulani$11,48348%261$442$748,0855Roadside Attractions
8The Ghost Writer$11,3065%63-84$179$15,495,37217Summit
9Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,08931%43-38$211$88,700,81818Fox
10The Secret of Kells$3,52028%20-4$176$585,50515GKIDS
11The Square (2010)$3,458115%170$203$316,61610Apparition
12Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$1,688--4--$422$1,6681Anchor Bay
13The Joneses$653737%81$82$1,439,7529Roadside Attractions