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, Feb. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$8,653,455-42%3,141--$2,755$34,551,0251Universal
2Warm Bodies$2,762,229-48%3,0090$918$36,481,1722Lionsgate / Summit
3Side Effects (2013)$2,387,111-42%2,605--$916$9,303,1451Open Road
4Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,714,824-35%3,285-90$522$43,836,0183Paramount
5Silver Linings Playbook$1,712,863-45%2,8090$610$89,519,51013Weinstein Company
6Zero Dark Thirty$1,111,772-42%2,562-309$434$83,567,4508Sony / Columbia
7Mama$963,725-54%2,677-104$360$63,951,8104Universal
8Argo$667,703-42%1,405470$475$123,608,95718Warner Bros.
9Django Unchained$664,572-39%1,502-275$442$154,516,6277Weinstein Company
10Bullet to the Head$653,743-28%2,4040$272$8,269,2142Warner Bros.
11Parker$561,975-33%2,004-234$280$15,848,0643FilmDistrict
12Lincoln$541,764-40%1,517-239$357$173,621,00614Disney / DreamWorks
13The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$455,974-35%1,001-299$456$298,333,4269Warner Bros. / New Line
14Les Miserables (2012)$455,835-37%1,447-401$315$143,983,7057Universal
15Parental Guidance$311,863-40%1,219-261$256$74,344,2567Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$647,583-18%300--$2,159$1,965,7371Paramount
2Life of Pi$555,150-32%92422$601$108,530,24912Fox
3Wreck-It Ralph$348,787-32%75797$461$184,414,53215Disney
4Quartet$286,473-33%24442$1,174$5,000,4175Weinstein Company
5The Impossible$278,741-36%739-26$377$16,668,3388Lionsgate / Summit
6Gangster Squad$244,975-38%942-683$260$44,807,9115Warner Bros.
7A Haunted House$209,012-45%913-588$229$39,000,4515Open Road
8Stand Up Guys$190,889-33%67011$285$2,766,6742Lionsgate / Roadside
9Broken City$137,415-40%755-1031$182$19,233,0004Fox
10Skyfall$110,236-47%370-55$298$303,460,11614Sony / Columbia
11Rise of The Guardians$87,817-27%275-32$319$100,865,90812Paramount / DreamWorks
12Movie 43$66,495-48%777-1246$86$8,661,1803Relativity Media
13Jack Reacher$54,079-51%307-143$176$79,116,9448Paramount
14Hotel Transylvania$49,243-38%191-33$258$148,151,97520Sony / Columbia
15This is 40$43,090-54%278-95$155$67,255,6208Universal
16Hyde Park on Hudson$40,375-35%130-14$311$5,832,37710Focus
17Texas Chainsaw 3D$30,251-34%18564$164$34,185,7916Lionsgate
18The Guilt Trip$28,304-42%225-66$126$36,695,5628Paramount
19The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$26,408-46%160-29$165$291,429,27313Lionsgate / Summit
20The Last Stand$26,101-39%239-450$109$11,904,8354Lionsgate
21Here Comes the Boom$25,034-47%144-31$174$45,193,96118Sony / Columbia
22Flight$14,606-47%115-85$127$93,749,20315Paramount
23Red Dawn (2012)$13,593-47%105-48$129$44,750,61512FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$30,171-33%25--$1,207$95,2361UTV Motion Pictures
2Race 2$23,919-39%63-76$380$1,524,8773UTV Motion Pictures
3Anna Karenina (2012)$20,528-21%911$226$12,679,18713Focus
4To the Arctic 3D$18,643-22%520$359$11,169,29343Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Born to Be Wild 3D$14,627-23%300$488$21,924,34497Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Lost in Thailand$11,317-4%35--$323$32,2061WAMCR
7Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$10,654-22%47-3$227$12,495,8658Paramount
8The Master$7,896-29%291$272$16,247,15922Weinstein Company
9Playing For Keeps (2012)$6,720-48%81-67$83$13,081,68110FilmDistrict
10Hitchcock$6,623-18%36-8$184$5,924,22412Fox Searchlight
11Taken 2$3,675-50%35-48$105$139,840,85419Fox
12The Sessions$3,553-33%18-11$197$5,933,82817Fox Searchlight
13A Late Quartet$3,154-15%120$263$1,514,02915Entertainment One / RKO
14Pitch Perfect$970-48%15-26$65$64,998,36820Universal
15Brief Reunion$483-53%1--$483$5,8914Striped Entertainment
16LUV$416-34%3-5$139$156,2514Indomina Media