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 Tue, Aug. 7 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$4,673,412-1%4,242-162$1,102$363,334,0043Warner Bros.
2Total Recall (2012)$3,182,5786%3,601--$884$31,763,3041Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$2,291,20516%3,391--$676$18,892,1111Fox
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$1,484,17717%3,542-327$419$134,824,7214Fox
5Step Up Revolution$1,106,69119%2,60639$425$25,760,5802Lionsgate / Summit
6The Watch$1,092,93712%3,1680$345$27,606,8382Fox
7Ted (2012)$871,6057%2,767-362$315$205,267,7856Universal
8The Amazing Spider-Man$762,00911%2,425-735$314$252,188,2195Sony / Columbia
9Brave$546,1257%2,110-441$259$224,476,1277Disney
10Magic Mike$276,08625%1,202-873$230$111,425,9436Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$184,12810%687-166$268$41,130,68611Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$152,7259%318110$480$6,176,4056Fox Searchlight
3Savages$151,3605%704-710$215$46,374,3255Universal
4Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$115,04313%504-304$228$211,069,1469Paramount / DreamWorks
5Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$93,81510%737-374$127$64,321,0506Lionsgate
6The Intouchables$77,25712%1940$398$8,794,74911Weinstein Company
7The Hunger Games$69,5785%291-19$239$406,833,02820Lionsgate
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$55,75412%230-46$242$45,119,53914Fox Searchlight
9Snow White and the Huntsman$52,5306%309-46$170$153,931,92510Universal
10Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$43,1110%277-329$156$24,875,5185Paramount
11Prometheus$31,36617%198-31$158$125,885,0879Fox
12Safety Not Guaranteed$20,553-2%121-28$170$3,506,1309FilmDistrict
13Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$19,8525%165-32$120$37,052,9187Fox
14Dark Shadows$17,4015%132-90$132$79,662,00013Warner Bros.
15Rock of Ages$9,125-8%145-157$63$38,471,3798Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$56,69410%520$1,090$6,963,69816Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Ruby Sparks$45,236-2%6451$707$729,8742Fox Searchlight
3Born to Be Wild 3D$16,65911%330$505$20,371,67170Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Mirror Mirror$13,5291562%39-17$347$64,904,93819Relativity Media
5Soldiers of Fortune$3,8933%50--$78$32,6471Roadside Attractions
6For Greater Glory$3,45438%34-55$102$5,660,12210ARC Entertainment
7Easy Money (2012)$2,92627%61$488$119,4634Weinstein Company
8A Cat In Paris$1,8618%142$133$277,67510GKIDS