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, Jul. 3 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$30,376,098-12%4,088--$7,431$162,618,2121Paramount / DreamWorks
2Cars 2$8,818,021-7%4,1150$2,143$117,204,0022Disney
3Bad Teacher$4,932,854-2%3,0490$1,618$59,952,5632Sony / Columbia
4Larry Crowne$4,295,985-9%2,973--$1,445$13,096,0651Universal
5Super 8$2,759,094-3%3,088-336$893$108,465,2454Paramount
6Green Lantern (2011)$2,245,080-5%3,280-536$684$102,244,8963Warner Bros.
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,932,4942%2,861-481$675$50,562,6783Fox
8Monte Carlo$1,918,344-20%2,473--$776$7,453,9441Fox
9Bridesmaids$1,284,825-4%1,389-642$925$153,020,4908Universal
10X-Men: First Class$1,048,576-2%1,602-1031$655$138,662,6455Fox
11The Hangover Part II$828,027-4%1,568-1187$528$248,243,6156Warner Bros.
12Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$746,326-5%1,473-771$507$233,738,4017Disney
13Kung Fu Panda 2$599,5261%1,281-1246$468$156,859,4896Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$414,0086%22813$1,816$7,571,7766Fox Searchlight
2Beginners$233,3602%10836$2,161$2,364,5775Focus
3Rio (2011)$136,649-19%308-36$444$140,479,50912Fox
4Thor$114,087-30%270-134$423$177,917,5839Paramount
5Fast Five$111,755-9%302-156$370$208,303,66010Universal
6Water for Elephants$54,497-17%234-58$233$58,026,26711Fox
7Soul Surfer$47,339-23%205-35$231$43,400,45113Sony / TriStar
8Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$44,717-4%221-670$202$13,936,9874Relativity Media
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$36,120-19%14094$258$53,011,19011Lionsgate
10Something Borrowed$30,701-17%191-112$161$38,677,2739Warner Bros.
11The Lincoln Lawyer$29,250-17%138-51$212$57,786,12316Lionsgate
12Rango$28,983-16%117-39$248$123,188,23218Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 3 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Delhi Belly$207,1351%89--$2,327$581,9431UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$84,05815%470$1,788$8,199,85613Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$40,6768%330$1,233$26,297,49868Warner Bros. / IMAX
4A Better Life$36,8273%117$3,348$181,4262Summit
5Double Dhamaal$31,65011%41--$772$477,8232Reliance Big Pictures
6Insidious$14,786-17%70-4$211$53,612,26314FilmDistrict
7Source Code$11,745-71%66-40$178$54,640,98714Summit
8Submarine$10,3061%20-6$515$342,0245Weinstein Company
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$10,103-6%68-46$149$10,056,71610Weinstein Company
10Limitless$7,729-31%55-30$141$79,230,92316Relativity Media
11Hanna$5,742-22%34-25$169$40,243,77113Focus
12Jane Eyre (2011)$4,873-5%26-25$187$11,210,24817Focus
13Win Win$4,5654%18-14$254$10,143,68616Fox Searchlight
14Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$3,566-14%31-27$115$52,671,36315Fox
15Everything Must Go$2,922-10%19-14$154$2,648,5128Roadside Attractions
16The Conspirator$2,008-34%15-10$134$11,501,53312Roadside Attractions
17Beautiful Boy$8573%40$214$68,9835Anchor Bay Films
18The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls$777-10%1--$777$18,6378Argot Pictures
1935 and Ticking$762-39%21$381$78,9167Image Entertainment
20The Art of Getting By$507-33%7-300$72$1,425,8393Fox Searchlight
21The Music Never Stopped$195-5%53$39$250,87016Roadside Attractions