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 Sun, Apr. 22 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$8,345,415-37%2,015--$4,142$33,636,3031Sony / Screen Gems
2The Lucky One (2012)$4,851,656-43%3,155--$1,538$22,518,3581Warner Bros.
3The Hunger Games$4,151,707-36%3,752-164$1,107$357,066,4675Lionsgate
4Chimpanzee$3,383,067-10%1,563--$2,164$10,673,7481Disneynature
5The Three Stooges$3,106,876-28%3,4825$892$29,919,6602Fox
6The Cabin in the Woods$2,172,562-35%2,8110$773$27,246,2472Lionsgate
7American Reunion$1,471,005-37%3,033-170$485$48,518,3253Universal
8Titanic 3D$1,470,676-32%2,515-182$585$52,860,5743Paramount
9Mirror Mirror$1,349,820-31%2,938-268$459$55,499,9324Relativity Media
1021 Jump Street$1,287,424-38%2,427-308$530$127,217,1676Sony / Columbia
11Wrath of the Titans$1,170,402-32%2,502-600$468$77,232,9554Warner Bros.
12Lockout$942,673-31%2,33527$404$11,219,6202Open Road
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$664,860-21%1,583-529$420$207,152,8658Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$187,093-33%444-58$421$101,238,90711Warner Bros. / New Line
2Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$186,336-43%44611$418$7,077,2147CBS Films
3Bully (2012)$163,789-20%263105$623$1,537,6704Weinstein Company
4Safe House$57,190-46%301-70$190$125,607,28011Universal
5This Means War$44,455-53%29310$152$54,111,03210Fox
6Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$43,312-40%1064$409$936,5292Code Black Entertainment
7The Vow$40,410-52%297-38$136$124,618,23611Sony / Screen Gems
8Project X (2012)$38,900-24%258113$151$54,493,9778Warner Bros.
9Jeff Who Lives at Home$35,552-39%122-61$291$4,029,7086Paramount Vantage
10Act of Valor$35,254-42%229-123$154$69,472,5389Relativity Media
11Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$34,408-43%175-41$197$51,538,03710Sony / Columbia
12Blue Like Jazz$32,654-36%126-10$259$468,0742Roadside Attractions
13Chronicle$28,212-38%137-28$206$64,306,82912Fox
14Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$22,340-31%135-18$165$132,923,50419Fox
15The Iron Lady$18,482-45%102-44$181$29,959,43617Weinstein Company
16A Thousand Words$16,916-45%168-109$101$17,936,8797Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$88,493-17%50--$1,770$270,2281Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Born to Be Wild 3D$23,449-14%32-8$733$18,330,77255Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Friends With Kids$19,070-41%83-30$230$7,089,9597Roadside Attractions
4The Artist$15,058-40%86-35$175$44,154,51822Weinstein Company
5Touchback$14,011-37%6919$203$141,4562Anchor Bay Films
6Casa de mi Padre$13,651-9%58-63$235$5,774,9376Lionsgate / Pantelion
7The Woman in Black$10,745-48%90-32$119$54,279,71112CBS Films
8We Bought a Zoo$9,358-45%66-17$142$75,548,24418Fox
9Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$8,043-55%81-44$99$34,853,5099Lionsgate
10Silent House (2012)$7,328-60%590$124$12,726,5587Open Road
11Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$7,301-32%32-1$228$43,402,10111Fox
12Red Tails$4,105-54%39-4$105$49,825,72114Fox
13W.E.$3,320-32%15-2$221$564,68812Weinstein Company
14Coriolanus$3,263-27%14-4$233$686,14914Weinstein Company
15Undefeated$2,190-54%170$129$504,95110Weinstein Company
16Albert Nobbs$1,201-66%153$80$2,998,23613Roadside Attractions