Grosses

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Claims $2.21M on TuesdayDecember 17, 2014 01:12 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings grossed $2.21 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The pricey Ridley Scott directed biblical epic starring Christian Bale will obviously fall to second place today with the release of Warner's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (which has already grossed an estimated $11.2 million from Tuesday late night shows that will be counted towards Wednesday). Exodus: Gods and Kings was up a modest 12 percent over Monday's performance, as it was already feeling the impact from The Battle of the Five Armies on Tuesday. The film has grossed $28.29 million in five days. That is on the low end of pre-release expectations and places the film a lackluster 2 percent behind the $28.86 million five-day start of Son of God earlier this year.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 held steady in second place with $1.37 million. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise was up 23 percent over Monday and down a healthy 23 percent from last Tuesday. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $279.37 million through 26 days of release. That makes the film the second highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically and places it 22.5 percent behind the $360.35 million 26-day take of last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Paramount's Interstellar took in $0.657 million to remain in third. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was up 26 percent over Monday and down a slim 20 percent from last Tuesday. While Interstellar has been holding up nicely as of late, the film is now likely to take a hit from losing IMAX screens to The Battle of the Five Armies. Interstellar has grossed $167.93 million after 40 days of wide release and has performed significantly stronger overseas.

Warner's Horrible Bosses 2 was up one spot and 23 percent over Monday to claim fourth on Tuesday with $0.621 million. The under-performing comedy sequel was down 34 percent from last Tuesday. Horrible Bosses 2 has grossed a disappointing $44.71 million through three weeks of release.

Living up to its name, Paramount's Top Five rounded out Tuesday's top five with $0.585 million. The critically acclaimed comedy starring and directed by Chris Rock was up 12 percent and down one spot from Monday. Top Five is performing towards the low end of expectations with a five-day start of $7.99 million. The low-budget film will hope to see its strong critical reviews transfer into strong word of mouth going forward.

Computer animated films Penguins of Madagascar and Big Hero 6 claimed sixth and seventh place for the day with respective daily takes of $0.550 million and $0.489 million. Both films experienced healthy daily increases yesterday, as Fox's Penguins of Madagascar was up 42 percent over Monday and Disney's Big Hero 6 was up 30 percent. Respective current total grosses stand at a strong $186.10 million for Big Hero 6 in 40 days and at an underwhelming $59.68 million for Penguins of Madagascar in 21 days.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Dec. 27 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Little Fockers$8,415,680-26%3,536--$2,380$53,499,4801Universal
2True Grit (2010)$7,145,360-26%3,047--$2,345$43,186,4221Paramount
3TRON: Legacy$6,333,441-16%3,4510$1,835$93,707,1442Disney
4Yogi Bear$3,634,65011%3,5150$1,034$39,546,8312Warner Bros.
5The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$3,485,140-4%3,350-205$1,040$66,082,1703Fox
6Tangled$3,238,43323%2,582-619$1,254$146,933,7565Disney
7Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,690,583-7%2,546--$1,057$8,998,2741Fox
8Black Swan$2,451,056-8%1,466507$1,672$31,140,1164Fox Searchlight
9The Fighter$2,433,385-17%2,5118$969$29,093,0993Paramount
10The Tourist$1,806,980-17%2,7560$656$42,657,3203Sony / Columbia
11Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$1,437,6713%1,732-1128$830$274,432,3066Warner Bros.
12How Do You Know$1,362,536-8%2,4830$549$16,364,1232Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$1,706,653-17%700657$2,438$10,036,3885Weinstein Company
2Megamind$181,56532%764-261$238$142,867,9238Paramount / DreamWorks
3Burlesque$132,970-4%330-1180$403$36,871,4785Sony / Screen Gems
4Due Date$128,637-21%404-753$318$98,449,2068Warner Bros.
5The Social Network$99,963-7%24921$401$92,438,79013Sony / Columbia
6Unstoppable (2010)$96,616-20%393-1481$246$78,608,4757Fox
7Red (2010)$76,081-16%330-109$231$88,967,63411Summit
8127 Hours$72,587-9%115-192$631$9,934,7458Fox Searchlight
9Life As We Know It$52,085-10%248173$210$52,509,65812Warner Bros.
10Tees Maar Khan$48,440-52%108--$449$789,6021UTV Communications
11Despicable Me$47,2859%193-40$245$250,838,93525Universal
12Love and Other Drugs$45,461-2%144-949$316$30,908,5935Fox
13Fair Game (2010)$31,277-20%161-107$194$8,927,1448Summit
14Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$23,1369%158-52$146$55,368,72714Warner Bros.
15Jackass 3D$20,312-22%13787$148$116,982,38511Paramount
16Paranormal Activity 2$16,102-24%145-29$111$84,553,94510Paramount
17Faster (2010)$15,906-41%123-537$129$22,742,6135CBS Films
18Morning Glory (2010)$11,995-10%126-137$95$30,675,0667Paramount
19The Next Three Days$9,185-15%111-250$83$21,061,4786Lionsgate
20Hereafter$7,430-27%128-104$58$32,649,24911Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$96,18050%47-9$2,046$19,717,56341Warner Bros. / IMAX
2I Love You Phillip Morris$40,427-36%6919$586$802,7354Roadside Attractions
3Rabbit Hole$28,514-21%3429$839$195,2842Lionsgate
4Somewhere (2010)$27,683-18%7--$3,955$200,6801Focus
5Under the Sea 3D$20,913100%121$1,743$25,160,66098Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Tempest$8,156-3%14-7$583$197,1223Disney
7Country Strong$8,126-32%2--$4,063$51,9911Sony / Screen Gems
8The Town$6,174-15%62-82$100$92,129,86915Warner Bros.
9For Colored Girls$3,490-4%39-40$89$37,654,3848Lionsgate
10Inception$3,437-2%28-34$123$292,541,08624Warner Bros.
11The Warrior's Way$1,646-5%34-183$48$5,551,3784Relativity Media
12Winter's Bone$333-21%51$67$6,241,94529Roadside Attractions