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 Thu, Jun. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$13,056,504-3%4,028--$3,241$167,551,6821Disney
2Knight and Day$3,477,879-9%3,043--$1,143$7,288,5280Fox
3The Karate Kid (2010)$3,152,5666%3,6630$861$120,241,3002Sony / Columbia
4The A-Team$1,381,6570%3,5449$390$56,842,9782Fox
5Shrek Forever After$901,43711%3,207-661$281$226,437,7245Paramount / DreamWorks
6Get Him to the Greek$773,175-2%2,379-323$325$51,475,7153Universal
7Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$660,15816%2,277-831$290$83,376,1954Disney
8Killers (2010)$581,6741%2,619-240$222$42,000,0733Lionsgate
9Jonah Hex$426,195-4%2,825--$151$7,543,6411Warner Bros.
10Sex and the City 2$410,0102%1,680-1070$244$91,853,2704Warner Bros. / New Line
11Iron Man 2$322,1057%1,612-693$200$305,507,2697Paramount
12Marmaduke$309,0131%1,748-1465$177$29,031,5553Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Robin Hood$127,22514%803-1092$158$102,652,8456Universal
2Letters to Juliet$125,4906%806-525$156$49,130,8816Summit
3Splice$79,3382%944-1506$84$15,988,7413Warner Bros
4How to Train Your Dragon$55,722-11%213-68$262$214,945,02913Paramount / DreamWorks
5Date Night$47,2065%298-132$158$97,079,03411Fox
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$37,4914%267--$140$162,533,22512Warner Bros.
7Solitary Man$35,390-13%10754$331$1,594,4845Anchor Bay
8Furry Vengeance$28,52110%235-33$121$17,162,9238Summit
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$22,8202%146-56$156$63,632,77614Fox
10A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$21,831-1%228103$96$62,822,1038Warner Bros. / New Line
11City Island$21,2392%133-26$160$6,024,94514Anchor Bay
12The Back-up Plan$17,30415%16654$104$37,118,6239CBS Films
13Raavan$15,622-28%120--$130$573,3141Reliance Big Pictures
14Kick-Ass$15,03710%157-21$96$48,008,57910Lionsgate
15Just Wright$13,35622%158-121$85$21,144,9086Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$77,2303%502$1,545$8,932,66314Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Winter's Bone$35,559-4%3935$912$626,9522Roadside Attractions
3Babies$21,31318%97-49$220$7,153,2437Focus
4Cyrus$19,1420%4--$4,786$265,0321Fox Searchlight
5Under the Sea 3D$15,64544%150$1,043$22,553,95671Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Avatar$15,03911%14-12$1,074$749,491,00227Fox
7Princess Kaiulani$2,466-14%16-10$154$820,3716Roadside Attractions
8The Square (2010)$2,40929%12-5$201$361,89311Apparition
9The Losers$2,394--31-96$77$23,591,4329Warner Bros.
10The Secret of Kells$1,722-31%15-5$115$627,55716GKIDS
11The Joneses$1,4293%7-3$204$1,461,39210Roadside Attractions
12Racing Dreams$12291%2--$61$43,8435Hanover House