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 Fri, Feb. 15 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$7,204,334-13%3,553--$2,028$15,443,4501Fox
2Safe Haven$7,126,659-19%3,223--$2,211$15,955,5771Relativity Media
3Identity Thief$6,519,99521%3,16524$2,060$53,807,7802Universal
4Escape From Planet Earth$3,701,254--3,288--$1,126$3,701,2541Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$2,603,8232%2,897-112$899$43,824,3543Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$2,297,514-10%2,950--$779$4,839,8311Warner Bros.
7Side Effects (2013)$1,680,01135%2,6050$645$14,500,8472Open Road
8Silver Linings Playbook$1,525,93724%2,202-607$693$93,900,40914Weinstein Company
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$872,300-3%2,103-1182$415$47,101,0954Paramount
10Mama$758,0805%1,648-1029$460$66,238,2555Universal
11Zero Dark Thirty$672,05667%1,527-1035$440$85,600,7249Sony / Columbia
12Django Unchained$363,49511%1,017-485$357$155,856,4788Weinstein Company
13Lincoln$358,63612%1,007-510$356$174,946,56315Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$487,45443%903-502$540$125,150,50619Warner Bros.
2Quartet$340,53653%33389$1,023$5,916,5536Weinstein Company
3Life of Pi$332,25124%647-277$514$109,634,15213Fox
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$217,06334%605-396$359$299,101,40810Warner Bros. / New Line
5Les Miserables (2012)$206,180-3%676-771$305$144,872,1608Universal
6Wreck-It Ralph$174,42457%506-251$345$184,908,28316Disney
7Parental Guidance$118,64951%603-616$197$74,782,5098Fox
8The Impossible$118,37335%422-317$281$17,145,0249Lionsgate / Summit
9Parker$115,570-5%705-1299$164$16,671,5944FilmDistrict
10Rise of The Guardians$89,872109%33863$266$101,049,44713Paramount / DreamWorks
11A Haunted House$75,092-13%340-573$221$39,322,8636Open Road
12Skyfall$72,688--262-108$277$303,703,68515Sony / Columbia
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$69,17169%25494$272$291,562,67714Lionsgate / Summit
14Bullet to the Head$61,438-33%470-1934$131$9,055,1173Warner Bros.
15Gangster Squad$53,493-17%210-732$255$45,198,0446Warner Bros.
16Jack Reacher$37,14738%175-132$212$79,243,1329Paramount
17This is 40$28,3907%167-111$170$67,361,8309Universal
18Stand Up Guys$28,060-55%119-551$236$3,083,1173Lionsgate / Roadside
19Broken City$23,8006%133-622$179$19,428,7125Fox
20Hotel Transylvania$18,750--144-47$130$148,210,21421Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$37,46729%40-260$937$2,854,4852Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$26,608-16%86-44$309$5,940,05611Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$19,04286%520$366$11,218,63644Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Guilt Trip$14,419-12%88-137$164$36,757,4989Paramount
5Texas Chainsaw 3D$13,931-18%96-89$145$34,242,9667Lionsgate
6Here Comes the Boom$13,338--96-48$139$45,233,81019Sony / Columbia
7Born to Be Wild 3D$11,86778%300$396$21,951,66398Warner Bros. / IMAX
8ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$11,47768%22-3$522$137,6312UTV Motion Pictures
9Anna Karenina (2012)$10,113-29%51-40$198$12,732,20214Focus
10Red Dawn (2012)$7,17629%56-49$128$44,774,09413FilmDistrict
11Movie 43$6,256-57%35-742$179$8,766,5704Relativity Media
12The Last Stand$6,0932%54-185$113$11,939,9035Lionsgate
13Race 2$3,353-38%11-52$305$1,552,5374UTV Motion Pictures
14Hitchcock$2,70297%14-22$193$5,937,16713Fox Searchlight
15The Sessions$2,501-16%16-2$156$5,944,71418Fox Searchlight
16A Late Quartet$2,29246%131$176$1,520,82816Entertainment One / RKO
17Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,277-17%23-58$99$13,094,05311FilmDistrict
18Lost in Thailand$2,073-40%350$59$49,3482WAMCR
19Taken 2$1,541-11%16-19$96$139,847,63820Fox
20The Package (2013)$559--1--$559$5591Anchor Bay Films