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 Wed, Jun. 30 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$68,533,840--4,416--$15,519$68,533,8400Summit
2Toy Story 3$7,315,449-11%4,0280$1,816$251,344,6632Disney
3Grown Ups$4,089,557-11%3,534--$1,157$54,486,6461Sony / Columbia
4The Karate Kid (2010)$1,791,851-15%3,291-372$544$141,831,3673Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$1,756,549-17%3,09855$567$33,477,3371Fox
6The A-Team$712,643-14%2,585-959$276$65,459,3853Fox
7Shrek Forever After$500,220-5%2,340-867$214$231,079,4966Paramount / DreamWorks
8Get Him to the Greek$322,975-31%1,267-1112$255$55,979,2454Universal
9Iron Man 2$175,166-3%1,169-443$150$307,493,5168Paramount
10Killers (2010)$129,916-49%1,093-1526$119$44,616,0164Lionsgate
11Jonah Hex$107,138-54%2,8250$38$9,772,4672Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$258,051-32%869-1408$297$87,221,5485Disney
2Letters to Juliet$249,814124%509-297$491$49,967,8217Summit
3Sex and the City 2$118,436-41%901-779$131$93,585,3195Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon$92,083-17%333120$277$215,714,81414Paramount / DreamWorks
5Marmaduke$73,759-55%481-1267$153$30,403,4334Fox
6Robin Hood$52,080-40%372-431$140$103,531,1357Universal
7Solitary Man$42,514-22%17770$240$2,217,4846Anchor Bay
8Furry Vengeance$29,22753%157-78$186$17,350,3959Summit
9Date Night$28,453-18%286-12$99$97,416,12612Fox
10Clash of the Titans (2010)$24,029-9%226-41$106$162,773,68013Warner Bros.
11Splice$19,687-45%340-604$58$16,321,1484Warner Bros
12City Island$13,960-18%105-28$133$6,202,13615Anchor Bay
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid$13,243-14%105-41$126$63,733,34715Fox
14The Back-up Plan$12,441-38%147-19$85$37,291,63210CBS Films
15A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$11,473-9%172-56$67$62,939,3819Warner Bros. / New Line
16Just Wright$7,845-28%111-47$71$21,248,9137Fox Searchlight
17Kick-Ass$6,456-11%102-55$63$48,064,42211Lionsgate
18Raavan$5,324-47%115-5$46$685,8022Reliance Big Pictures

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$71,92010%500$1,438$9,361,54315Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Winter's Bone$51,705-8%7031$739$1,221,9033Roadside Attractions
3Cyrus$35,627-4%1713$2,096$677,8292Fox Searchlight
4Under the Sea 3D$12,344-12%13-2$950$22,623,82772Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Babies$8,836-35%64-33$138$7,229,3238Focus
6Avatar$4,333-65%151$289$749,561,61228Fox
7The Square (2010)$2,09317%8-4$262$385,42512Apparition
8The Secret of Kells$1,743-3%150$116$643,09617GKIDS
9Racing Dreams$1,306528%31$435$46,6606Hanover House
10Princess Kaiulani$633-57%8-8$79$829,4957Roadside Attractions
11The Joneses$4792%3-4$160$69,00411Roadside Attractions