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 Sun, Jun. 19 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Green Lantern (2011)$15,106,779-9%3,816--$3,959$53,174,3031Warner Bros.
2Super 8$7,472,689-7%3,40829$2,193$73,002,8092Paramount
3Mr. Popper's Penguins$5,559,771-15%3,339--$1,665$18,445,3551Fox
4X-Men: First Class$4,077,726-8%3,375-317$1,208$120,358,0863Fox
5Kung Fu Panda 2$3,067,585-10%3,469-460$884$143,670,4684Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Hangover Part II$2,778,872-31%3,460-215$803$233,110,6174Warner Bros.
7Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$2,397,254-3%2,742-691$874$220,746,5025Disney
8Bridesmaids$1,774,085-40%2,573-349$690$136,450,7256Universal
9Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$490,623-40%2,5240$194$11,029,3072Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$398,615-8%875-907$456$176,111,0787Paramount
2The Tree of Life$361,238-24%11568$3,141$3,900,3554Fox Searchlight
3Fast Five$280,915-17%729-600$385$206,816,8808Universal
4Rio (2011)$158,558-21%408-119$389$138,725,04410Fox
5The Art of Getting By$142,716-41%610--$234$679,1601Fox Searchlight
6Water for Elephants$78,530-38%351-115$224$57,192,1699Fox
7Soul Surfer$70,609-23%264-53$267$42,638,64611Sony / TriStar
8Jumping the Broom$63,131-29%211-154$299$37,101,0647Sony / TriStar
9The Lincoln Lawyer$62,253-21%220119$283$57,373,86114Lionsgate
10Rango$52,212-5%188-32$278$122,751,08116Paramount
11Something Borrowed$41,245-52%212-154$195$38,077,6847Warner Bros.
12Source Code$35,150-27%161-87$218$54,388,84912Summit
13Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$31,990-12%162-20$197$9,847,9388Weinstein Company
14Limitless$22,849-20%117-49$195$79,077,83414Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beginners$106,660-31%4425$2,424$909,1243Focus
2Born to Be Wild 3D$67,005-11%470$1,426$7,240,52911Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$38,117-12%332$1,155$25,838,72266Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$25,734-28%98-36$263$53,399,44512FilmDistrict
5Hanna$19,518-11%91-56$214$40,122,69211Focus
6Submarine$17,619-27%2811$629$207,6523Weinstein Company
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$14,832-20%90-27$165$52,563,99113Fox
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$14,216-15%71-41$200$52,848,3429Lionsgate
9Win Win$13,012-32%67-33$194$10,078,13914Fox Searchlight
10Priest (2011)$12,419-32%71-98$175$29,136,6266Sony / Screen Gems
11Jane Eyre (2011)$12,120-34%68-22$178$11,100,68915Focus
12Everything Must Go$9,150-22%55-32$166$2,598,7766Roadside Attractions
13The Conspirator$8,533-14%44-22$194$11,460,30710Roadside Attractions
14The Last Mountain$6,783-3%74$969$64,5433Dada Films
15Beautiful Boy$4,440-31%84$555$49,0323Anchor Bay Films
16Scream 4$4,408-18%39-41$113$38,160,37710Weinstein Company
17The Beaver$3,352-36%23-23$146$935,4887Summit
18Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$2,447-16%106$245$198,80040Collective Eye
1935 and Ticking$983-20%10$983$72,7785Image Entertainment
20Kill the Irishman$509-34%0-5--$1,185,25315Anchor Bay Films
21The Music Never Stopped$60-44%31$20$248,99014Roadside Attractions