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 Sat, May. 7 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$23,341,263-8%3,955--$5,902$48,823,0591Paramount
2Fast Five$12,780,38020%3,66218$3,490$130,752,4552Universal
3Jumping the Broom$5,184,03725%2,035--$2,547$9,341,5071Sony / TriStar
4Something Borrowed$4,900,4262%2,904--$1,687$9,693,0111Warner Bros.
5Rio (2011)$3,491,70978%3,258-450$1,072$112,152,7544Fox
6Water for Elephants$2,242,29835%2,614-206$858$39,913,0233Fox
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$1,548,83853%1,881-407$823$45,465,0633Lionsgate
8Prom$964,85620%2,7300$353$7,144,9462Disney
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$876,998102%2,5050$350$6,143,7152Weinstein Company
10Soul Surfer$853,39944%1,781-229$479$36,026,3265Sony / TriStar
11Insidious$572,07219%1,001-583$572$50,033,8416FilmDistrict
12African Cats$336,99520%1,035-189$326$12,447,6123Disneynature
13Scream 4$298,00116%1,333-888$224$36,773,1704Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Source Code$531,61749%930-715$572$50,589,1726Summit
2Hanna$335,74040%748-821$449$37,373,0385Focus
3The Conspirator$262,14063%457-240$574$9,597,1304Roadside Attractions
4Win Win$239,94497%268-34$895$8,184,1658Fox Searchlight
5HOP$220,99088%902-2274$245$106,200,4356Universal
6Limitless$205,07736%379-459$541$76,875,2048Relativity Media
7Rango$203,66839%2770$735$120,341,63510Paramount
8The Lincoln Lawyer$193,50156%440-279$440$55,400,5628Lionsgate
9Jane Eyre (2011)$165,60357%248-46$668$9,277,9369Focus
10The Adjustment Bureau$147,27565%215-62$685$62,012,18010Universal
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$99,58172%339-164$294$51,226,8107Fox
12Paul$90,78035%204-20$445$37,170,5258Universal
13Your Highness$90,18055%164-238$550$21,391,1855Universal
14Arthur (2011)$86,00728%355-896$242$32,180,0925Warner Bros.
15Battle: Los Angeles$77,89643%229127$340$82,948,1979Sony / Columbia
16Sucker Punch$40,55142%210136$193$36,158,2067Warner Bros.
17Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$38,52438%464-411$83$1,078,0192Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
18Just Go With It$37,09047%133-66$279$102,916,29513Sony / Columbia
19Red Riding Hood$33,94241%156-53$218$37,497,9929Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$93,3474%59-10$1,582$4,145,5995Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Beaver$42,80943%22--$1,946$72,6751Summit
3Hubble 3D$28,523-16%320$891$24,596,97360Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The King's Speech$22,13133%90-95$246$138,628,67024Weinstein Company
5Beastly$16,94939%76-50$223$27,800,21410CBS Films
6Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$15,55852%57-52$273$72,990,29313Paramount
7Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$15,14573%52-17$291$37,849,88312Fox
8Hall Pass$13,36740%67-49$200$45,036,40711Warner Bros. / New Line
9Kill the Irishman$11,77671%23-7$512$1,101,2109Anchor Bay Films
10Dum Maaro Dum$9,89957%33-60$300$525,5523Fox Searchlight
11Cedar Rapids$9,47356%22-4$431$6,822,16913Fox Searchlight
12Unknown (2011)$7,58918%49-52$155$63,672,07012Warner Bros.
13No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$4,02935%21-24$192$1,293,1425Lionsgate / Pantelion
14The Company Men$3,92420%3520$112$4,425,68716Weinstein Company
15Biutiful$2,58541%16-6$162$5,069,15419Roadside Attractions
16Miral$1,40650%5-5$281$365,6297Weinstein Company
17Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,180232%4--$295$143,23934Collective Eye
18The Music Never Stopped$78584%73$112$236,2488Roadside Attractions
19Passion Play$73719%2--$369$1,3561Image Entertainment
20Sympathy For Delicious$56128%20$281$12,7312Maya Entertainment