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, Feb. 7 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sanctum$808,230-46%2,787--$290$10,256,1601Universal
2The Roommate$706,982-58%2,534--$279$15,709,6171Sony / Screen Gems
3No Strings Attached$653,440-42%3,05028$214$52,046,1453Paramount
4The King's Speech$627,840-55%2,58427$243$84,155,38411Weinstein Company
5The Mechanic$557,989-38%2,7041$206$20,563,5082CBS Films
6The Rite$503,003-45%2,9850$169$24,204,5372Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Green Hornet$408,778-59%3,033-491$135$87,497,4004Sony / Columbia
8True Grit (2010)$393,387-37%2,902-218$136$155,295,9287Paramount
9Black Swan$304,938-50%1,977-338$154$96,166,64610Fox Searchlight
10The Dilemma$241,775-42%2,545-360$95$45,815,8004Universal
11The Fighter$238,110-38%1,662-252$143$82,638,8489Paramount
12Yogi Bear$125,499-78%1,807-326$69$95,492,8288Warner Bros.
13TRON: Legacy$110,405-58%1,040-465$106$168,868,6438Disney
14Tangled$103,934-77%1,369-220$76$192,177,23711Disney
15Little Fockers$88,075-54%1,355-696$65$146,630,3607Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$136,777-38%899-17$152$15,815,97214Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$79,138-49%45035$176$7,347,9846Weinstein Company
3Biutiful$61,050-60%179117$341$1,484,0406Roadside Attractions
4From Prada to Nada$51,789-74%2615$198$2,149,2122Lionsgate / Pantelion
5The Company Men$48,931-50%23120$212$2,347,8223Weinstein Company
6Country Strong$47,598-50%948-339$50$19,864,7807Sony / Screen Gems
7The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$32,641-71%514-218$64$102,596,4559Fox
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$30,607-61%365-100$84$292,791,82112Warner Bros.
9Season of the Witch$26,903-55%492-618$55$24,268,9585Relativity Media
10Megamind$26,118-67%290-10$90$147,485,65914Paramount / DreamWorks
11Gulliver's Travels (2010)$24,027-76%495-158$49$41,631,4797Fox
12The Social Network$19,664-52%294-73$67$96,418,23419Sony / Columbia
13The Way Back$14,210-46%145-450$98$2,548,7333Newmarket Films
14Rabbit Hole$14,063-52%1317$107$1,737,7638Lionsgate
15Unstoppable (2010)$10,726-42%202-48$53$81,211,92313Fox
16Fair Game (2010)$6,937-25%149109$47$9,481,08214Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$16,180-43%485$337$21,238,91947Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$6,371-52%46-14$139$1,610,4577Focus
3Winter's Bone$4,407-43%358$126$6,360,91035Roadside Attractions
4Faster (2010)$3,444-49%87-27$40$23,229,35511CBS Films
5Love and Other Drugs$3,028-27%46-71$66$32,332,96211Fox
6I Love You Phillip Morris$2,251-31%39-9$58$1,919,57810Roadside Attractions
7The Heart Specialist$1,788-27%56-63$32$1,098,0764Freestyle
8Waiting for Forever$1,121-35%3--$374$10,0381Freestyle