Grosses

'The Battle of the Five Armies' Set for $88.4M in Five Days; Secret of the Tomb' and 'Annie' Battle for Second with $19.2M and $17.5M RespectivelyDecember 20, 2014 08:48 AM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took in an estimated $16.58 million on Friday to lead the daily box office for a third consecutive day. The third and final chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy increased a strong 66.5 percent over Thursday. Friday's daily hold was a good sign for the film after the sharper than anticipated percentage decline it experienced on Thursday. In comparison, 2002's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers increased 39 percent on its first Friday to gross $19.22 million.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has grossed $50.98 million in three days, which places it 14 percent behind the $59.26 million three-day start of The Two Towers. BOXOFFICE currently projects $54.0 million over the weekend for The Battle of the Five Armies and a five-day start of $88.41 million. That would be in the same neighborhood as the $86.14 million five-day start of last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (which opened on a Friday).

IMAX grosses were responsible for $2.18 million of the film's overall gross on Friday. Thus far The Battle of the Five Armies has grossed $8.08 million from IMAX locations. That represents 15.8 percent of the film's overall domestic gross. The Battle of the Five Armies received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

It was a close race for second place on Friday, with Fox's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb outpacing Sony's Annie with an estimated opening day performance of $5.625 million. The two films were separated by just $325,000 on Friday and are likely to remain fairly close to one another throughout the rest of the weekend (and perhaps throughout the rest of the holiday season as well). Secret of the Tomb opened 16 percent below the $6.71 million opening day take of 2011's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. BOXOFFICE currently projects a $19.2 million debut for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which would be below expectations. The film received a B+ rating on CinemaScore.

Annie claimed third place with an estimated $5.3 million. The musical remake starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz opened towards the higher end of expectations on Friday. That is welcome news for Sony, especially after the events of the past week that led to the cancellation of the studio's release of The Interview. Annie opened 21 percent below the opening day take of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. BOXOFFICE is projecting a $17.5 million debut for Annie. The film received an promising A- rating on CinemaScore.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 inched ahead of Exodus: Gods and Kings to take fourth place on Friday with an estimated $2.28 million. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise was down a solid 39 percent from last Friday. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $283.76 million in 29 days, which leaves it $16.24 million away from becoming the second release of 2014 to reach the $300 million domestic milestone. BOXOFFICE currently estimates a $7.8 million take for Mockingjay - Part 1 this weekend.

Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings landed in fifth with an estimated $2.275 million. The pricey Ridley Scott directed biblical epic was down a very sharp 74 percent from last Friday's opening day take. Poor reviews, mixed word of mouth and direct competition from The Battle of the Five Armies are all clearly taking a toll on the film. Exodus has grossed an underwhelming $33.11 million through eight days. BOXOFFICE projects $7.7 million for Exodus: Gods and Kings this weekend, which would represent a 68 percent slide.

On its first day of wide release, Fox Searchlight's Wild took in an estimated $1.175 million from 1,061 locations. The critically acclaimed drama starring Reese Witherspoon has grossed $4.24 million in 18 days. BOXOFFICE is projecting $3.75 million for Wild this weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Apr. 15 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$10,345,242--3,827--$2,703$10,345,2421Fox
2Scream 4$8,241,236--3,305--$2,494$8,241,2361Weinstein Company
3HOP$2,326,505180%3,608-8$645$73,768,9053Universal
4Insidious$2,310,400312%2,233-186$1,035$31,436,6683FilmDistrict
5Soul Surfer$2,132,085345%2,2140$963$14,728,7122Sony / TriStar
6Arthur (2011)$2,129,315209%3,2760$650$17,537,7322Warner Bros.
7Hanna$2,124,679171%2,54510$835$18,124,9912Focus
8Source Code$1,845,064207%2,557-414$722$32,534,5863Summit
9Your Highness$1,248,025120%2,7723$450$13,305,7902Universal
10Limitless$1,074,587149%1,885-770$570$67,003,8055Relativity Media
11The Lincoln Lawyer$796,219125%1,702-718$468$48,365,8805Lionsgate
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$484,123197%1,849-1032$262$46,524,9524Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conspirator$1,099,750--707--$1,556$1,099,7501Roadside Attractions
2Win Win$325,573325%384158$848$4,082,9445Fox Searchlight
3Jane Eyre (2011)$264,513118%27427$965$5,336,3166Focus
4Sucker Punch$178,6414%555-1200$322$34,864,6854Warner Bros.
5Rango$166,44726%976-1031$171$118,226,6527Paramount
6Born to Be Wild 3D$144,83646%2071$700$1,368,0942Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Battle: Los Angeles$141,49725%554-854$255$81,827,3116Sony / Columbia
8Paul$139,3605%536-1131$260$35,758,7805Universal
9The Adjustment Bureau$104,42548%348-435$300$60,482,9557Universal
10Just Go With It$77,361298%3266$237$101,874,08510Sony / Columbia
11Hall Pass$75,352201%333-33$226$44,471,2328Warner Bros. / New Line
12The King's Speech$75,24137%315-360$239$137,814,25221Weinstein Company
13No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$54,37654%189-37$288$796,8532Lionsgate / Pantelion
14Unknown (2011)$52,37387%275-90$190$63,261,3309Warner Bros.
15Red Riding Hood$38,51311%248-529$155$36,854,2106Warner Bros.
16True Grit (2010)$32,00359%177-86$181$170,865,62817Paramount
17Beastly$21,51924%110-229$196$27,424,6327CBS Films
18Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$21,227189%128-56$166$37,550,3179Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$33,32441%321$1,041$23,766,43057Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Thank You$20,812113%71-21$293$327,1342UTV Communications
3Kill the Irishman$15,49676%39-13$397$892,8756Anchor Bay Films
4The Green Hornet$15,344--95-66$162$98,741,14014Sony / Columbia
5Cedar Rapids$10,58314%47-71$225$6,704,06410Fox Searchlight
6Miral$8,30730%26-3$320$279,2884Weinstein Company
7Drive Angry$7,19412%71-55$101$10,688,8018Summit
8Biutiful$5,97812%32-6$187$4,995,97516Roadside Attractions
9Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$5,782102%35-34$165$72,760,31710Paramount
10Black Swan$5,613-18%49-54$115$106,915,02720Fox Searchlight
11The Company Men$4,72456%20-12$236$4,373,51613Weinstein Company
12Take Me Home Tonight$1,870-62%42-60$45$6,919,5687Relativity Media
13The Music Never Stopped$1,53754%13-1$118$226,1595Roadside Attractions
14Blue Valentine (2010)$1,4174%15-4$94$9,698,02116Weinstein Company
15Meet Monica Velour$1,248265%42$312$11,4172Anchor Bay Films
16happythankyoumoreplease$9537%4-5$238$210,0057Anchor Bay Films
17The Last Godfather$320-73%1-19$320$162,6273Roadside Attractions
18Winter's Bone$60900%20$30$6,531,37745Roadside Attractions