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, Nov. 14 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Immortals$2,439,693-66%3,112--$784$34,646,1181Relativity Media
2Jack and Jill$1,010,309-82%3,438--$294$26,013,8841Sony / Columbia
3Puss in Boots (2011)$920,456-85%3,903-60$236$108,955,8153Paramount / DreamWorks
4J. Edgar$838,088-66%1,910--$439$12,153,9461Warner Bros.
5Tower Heist$692,450-73%3,3703$205$44,158,0652Universal
6A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$509,104-62%2,8750$177$23,746,6292Warner Bros. / New Line
7In Time$266,441-68%2,591-536$103$30,865,0593Fox
8Paranormal Activity 3$209,403-70%2,776-510$75$101,018,2384Paramount
9Footloose (2011)$123,121-76%2,215-596$56$48,890,6355Paramount
10Real Steel$95,414-77%1,758-680$54$81,708,2186Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Nov. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Courageous$80,562-70%905-233$89$31,646,3707Sony / TriStar
2The Rum Diary$78,239-60%947-1345$83$12,449,6793FilmDistrict
3Moneyball$61,379-70%813-465$75$71,919,2158Sony / Columbia
4The Ides of March$59,281-70%696-695$85$38,417,5996Sony / Columbia
5Anonymous$48,470-67%482-32$101$3,802,3883Sony / Columbia
6Martha Marcy May Marlene$44,334-64%18385$242$1,725,8544Fox Searchlight
750/50$36,540-67%424-323$86$33,878,1847Summit
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$35,990-70%669-1194$54$19,203,1654Summit
9The Way$29,873--171-53$175$2,660,7126Producers Distribution Agency
10Dolphin Tale$29,631-82%705-400$42$69,663,7038Warner Bros.
11Contagion$26,192-65%35595$74$74,891,96910Warner Bros.
12Johnny English Reborn$12,635-77%210-434$60$8,142,0904Universal
13Sarah's Key$11,687-61%162-156$72$7,588,16717Weinstein Company
14Rise of the Planet of the Apes$8,790-74%164-35$54$176,341,59915Fox
15Killer Elite$7,385-60%16041$46$25,100,9928Open Road
16Crazy, Stupid, Love$6,829-60%130-42$53$84,251,70616Warner Bros.
17Dream House$5,075-70%172-158$30$21,288,5157Universal
18The Thing (2011)$5,005-69%141-243$35$16,912,4555Universal
19Abduction$4,682-67%127-80$37$27,487,7158Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Nov. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Like Crazy$44,602-67%7054$637$1,100,3803Paramount Vantage
2Margin Call$38,495-70%0-178--$3,349,4604Roadside Attractions
3Born to Be Wild 3D$10,368-66%490$212$14,155,20132Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Drive (2011)$9,700-62%75-61$129$34,269,0119FilmDistrict
5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$5,288-67%85-140$62$380,960,90718Warner Bros.
6The Mighty Macs$3,169-77%61-40$52$1,828,9054Quaker Media
7Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$2,618-81%72-26$36$38,423,74213Weinstein Company
8The Big Year$2,617-57%83-130$32$7,084,6805Fox
9I Don't Know How She Does It$2,587-61%8375$31$9,641,8299Weinstein Company
10What's Your Number?$2,037-59%63-39$32$13,989,5197Fox
11Shark Night 3D$973-78%29-15$34$18,861,37611Relativity Media
12The Double (2011)$762-56%12-33$64$135,0483Image Entertainment
13Our Idiot Brother$745-59%12-23$62$24,810,29212Weinstein Company
14Apollo 18$648-76%18-75$36$17,684,31811Weinstein Company
15Inni$615--4-1$154$73,4083Cinema Purgatorio
16The Son of No One$472-36%4-6$118$29,3422Anchor Bay Films
17Laugh at My Pain$445-63%13-25$34$7,689,20110CodeBlack Entertainment
18Machine Gun Preacher$230-52%120$19$527,0788Relativity Media
19Circumstance$184-66%50$37$440,28012Roadside Attractions
20Munger Road$175-80%7-2$25$266,3657Freestyle Releasing
21Project Nim$123--30$41$406,93219Roadside Attractions
22Texas Killing Fields$84-56%3-7$28$45,3665Anchor Bay Films
23Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame$30-81%1-4$30$487,53611Indomina Media
24The Future$20-93%3-2$7$568,10016Roadside Attractions