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 Sun, Jun. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$18,796,535-17%4,0280$4,666$226,889,3512Disney
2Grown Ups$11,436,627-22%3,534--$3,236$40,506,5621Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$5,775,186-28%3,098--$1,864$27,428,5131Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$4,551,394-27%3,74077$1,217$135,788,7213Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$1,842,291-25%3,242-302$568$63,047,4323Fox
6Shrek Forever After$988,406-20%2,340-867$422$229,539,0896Paramount / DreamWorks
7Get Him to the Greek$962,985-19%2,189-403$440$54,616,4954Universal
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$724,787-37%1,851-754$392$86,221,8795Disney
9Killers (2010)$544,108-28%2,271-348$240$43,938,7544Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$504,537-18%2,8250$179$9,171,0832Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$431,646-27%1,169-443$369$306,943,6478Paramount
12Marmaduke$267,858-32%1,110-1385$241$30,008,9414Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sex and the City 2$357,223-24%901-779$396$93,072,6155Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$190,665-29%669-377$285$103,301,7707Universal
3How to Train Your Dragon$142,202-24%333120$427$215,422,52814Paramount / DreamWorks
4Solitary Man$139,885-35%17770$790$2,070,9156Anchor Bay
5Letters to Juliet$115,617-29%509-297$227$49,537,4297Summit
6Splice$69,836-28%340-604$205$16,229,1064Warner Bros
7Date Night$63,725-36%286-59$223$97,320,41912Fox
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$52,229-18%226-41$231$162,697,60813Warner Bros.
9City Island$43,104-27%105-28$411$6,156,28715Anchor Bay
10Death at a Funeral (2010)$41,166-27%156-5$264$42,594,45311Sony / Screen Gems
11Furry Vengeance$30,698-39%157-78$196$17,286,2759Summit
12The Back-up Plan$29,744-41%147-19$202$37,243,20210CBS Films
13Raavan$25,836-30%115-4$225$663,2862Reliance Big Pictures
14A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$25,721-15%172-56$150$62,902,1679Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Bounty Hunter$20,057-54%104-70$193$66,944,67815Sony / Columbia
16Just Wright$19,410-41%111-47$175$21,219,0927Fox Searchlight
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid$15,948-33%105-41$152$63,694,61815Fox
18Kick-Ass$11,480-10%102-55$113$48,043,50511Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$136,851-26%7031$1,955$1,064,3083Roadside Attractions
2Cyrus$96,224-19%1713$5,660$566,2592Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$72,939-16%500$1,459$9,161,46415Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Avatar$15,059-24%15-2$1,004$749,535,57428Fox
5Babies$14,940-17%64-33$233$7,198,2848Focus
6Under the Sea 3D$9,965-31%13-2$767$22,587,88772Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Square (2010)$6,109-9%8-4$764$379,69712Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$3,8524%150$257$637,99517GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$2,005-23%8-8$251$826,6247Roadside Attractions
10The Joneses$1,214-30%3-4$405$1,465,19111Roadside Attractions
11Racing Dreams$426-5%31$142$44,7236Hanover House
12Letters to God$1451%2--$73$2,848,58712Vivendi