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 Mon, Jan. 10 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1True Grit (2010)$1,110,164-69%3,12441$355$111,145,3213Paramount
2Black Swan$811,617-64%1,58431$512$62,030,1216Fox Searchlight
3Little Fockers$790,125-74%3,675121$215$124,477,8853Universal
4Season of the Witch$754,249-70%2,816--$268$11,366,6241Relativity Media
5TRON: Legacy$692,824-75%3,013-352$230$148,905,2444Disney
6The Fighter$595,983-67%2,528-6$236$58,441,9295Paramount
7Country Strong$486,371-72%1,4241422$342$7,949,8253Sony / Screen Gems
8The Tourist$297,449-66%2,442-314$122$61,455,3935Sony / Columbia
9Tangled$275,746-82%2,383-199$116$176,055,2427Disney
10Yogi Bear$275,441-87%3,288-227$84$75,712,2124Warner Bros.
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$274,214-79%2,814-134$97$94,806,4105Fox
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$236,308-82%2,964-125$80$34,684,6293Fox
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$171,343-73%1,507-225$114$287,833,1138Warner Bros.
14How Do You Know$148,588-64%1,902-581$78$28,982,2454Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$545,492-70%75858$720$33,442,1577Weinstein Company
2The Social Network$54,578-67%603354$91$94,132,04815Sony / Columbia
3Love and Other Drugs$31,937-56%21237$151$31,715,1097Fox
4Unstoppable (2010)$25,608-65%398-52$64$80,048,8559Fox
5Due Date$21,999-62%244-160$90$99,674,53110Warner Bros.
6I Love You Phillip Morris$19,968-69%10032$200$1,455,4486Roadside Attractions
7Red (2010)$17,255-62%261-42$66$89,860,19213Summit
8Megamind$16,900-80%375-389$45$144,691,28410Paramount / DreamWorks
9Life As We Know It$10,165-73%188-60$54$53,143,89214Warner Bros.
10Morning Glory (2010)$8,618-62%17852$48$30,892,5979Paramount
11Fair Game (2010)$7,309-59%103-6$71$9,249,26110Summit
12Despicable Me$5,340-84%178-19$30$251,389,96027Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Valentine (2010)$74,806-65%4036$1,870$1,219,3902Weinstein Company
2127 Hours$21,960-62%88-15$250$10,846,55910Fox Searchlight
3Somewhere (2010)$15,635-70%179$920$679,6243Focus
4Hubble 3D$15,417-56%0-47--$20,403,93443Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Rabbit Hole$10,334-69%340$304$638,3154Lionsgate
6No One Killed Jessica$9,877-84%48--$206$237,3501UTV Communications
7Faster (2010)$4,493-66%79-40$57$22,945,7247CBS Films
8Jackass 3D$4,368-58%70-67$62$117,194,66813Paramount
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$3,740-79%95-63$39$55,642,66816Warner Bros.
10Paranormal Activity 2$2,488-70%90-55$28$84,725,64412Paramount
11Summer Wars$2,396-54%1412$171$38,3503GKIDS
12The Warrior's Way$2,126-58%32-6$66$5,607,0466Relativity Media
13Hereafter$1,001-70%33-95$30$32,742,59713Warner Bros.
14Tees Maar Khan$695-84%38--$18$1,073,3813UTV Communications
15Winter's Bone$596-62%64$99$6,254,97831Roadside Attractions
16For Colored Girls$241-79%21-7$11$37,686,51510Lionsgate