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. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$7,464,595-27%3,553--$2,101$33,073,9611Fox
2Identity Thief$7,247,850-27%3,16524$2,290$70,962,0802Universal
3Safe Haven$5,893,288-30%3,223--$1,829$30,230,5121Relativity Media
4Escape From Planet Earth$5,509,547-18%3,288--$1,676$15,891,0551Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$2,599,303-29%2,897-112$897$50,085,7173Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$2,247,986-26%2,950--$762$10,124,9121Warner Bros.
7Silver Linings Playbook$1,994,324-27%2,202-607$906$98,616,37414Weinstein Company
8Side Effects (2013)$1,937,724-27%2,6050$744$19,092,9882Open Road
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,153,767-22%2,103-1182$549$49,742,2054Paramount
10Zero Dark Thirty$1,043,485-19%1,527-1035$683$87,924,5679Sony / Columbia
11Mama$766,325-34%1,648-1029$465$68,166,4205Universal
12Lincoln$571,461-19%1,007-510$567$176,223,11015Disney / DreamWorks
13Django Unchained$522,290-19%1,017-485$514$157,020,2648Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$733,341-24%903-502$812$126,845,32119Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$593,970-8%647-277$918$110,872,26913Fox
3Quartet$416,509-25%33389$1,251$6,890,1146Weinstein Company
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$346,902-19%605-396$573$299,874,70610Warner Bros. / New Line
5Les Miserables (2012)$294,055-19%676-771$435$145,527,8758Universal
6Wreck-It Ralph$275,286-20%506-251$544$185,527,33116Disney
7Parental Guidance$166,644-18%603-616$276$75,153,3698Fox
8The Impossible$156,530-24%422-317$371$17,507,0539Lionsgate / Summit
9Rise of The Guardians$153,639-14%33863$455$101,381,49413Paramount / DreamWorks
10Parker$151,782-14%705-1299$215$16,999,6694FilmDistrict
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$97,481-18%25494$384$291,779,21914Lionsgate / Summit
12A Haunted House$91,987-30%340-573$271$39,546,2616Open Road
13Bullet to the Head$81,137-17%470-1934$173$9,234,4983Warner Bros.
14Skyfall$78,840-32%262-108$301$303,898,78115Sony / Columbia
15Gangster Squad$68,406-14%210-732$326$45,346,2936Warner Bros.
16Stand Up Guys$37,203-10%119-551$313$3,161,6073Lionsgate / Roadside
17Jack Reacher$34,903-38%175-132$199$79,334,2329Paramount
18Hotel Transylvania$31,661-18%144-47$220$148,280,63521Sony / Columbia
19This is 40$29,225-30%167-111$175$67,432,8059Universal
20Broken City$25,350-26%133-622$191$19,488,2955Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$48,818-11%40-260$1,220$2,958,3992Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$32,102-25%86-44$373$6,015,09211Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$28,116-15%520$541$11,279,73944Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Texas Chainsaw 3D$21,477-12%96-89$224$34,288,9117Lionsgate
5ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$20,222-8%22-3$919$179,8112UTV Motion Pictures
6Born to Be Wild 3D$19,27732%300$643$21,985,56898Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Guilt Trip$16,613-20%88-137$189$36,794,8079Paramount
8Here Comes the Boom$16,393-32%96-48$171$45,274,25119Sony / Columbia
9Anna Karenina (2012)$15,4972%51-40$304$12,762,90414Focus
10The Last Stand$9,494-7%54-185$176$11,959,6475Lionsgate
11Red Dawn (2012)$8,890-26%56-49$159$44,794,93613FilmDistrict
12Race 2$7,019-2%11-52$638$1,566,7394UTV Motion Pictures
13A Late Quartet$5,258-3%131$404$1,531,48316Entertainment One / RKO
14Movie 43$5,027-29%35-742$144$8,778,6794Relativity Media
15The Sessions$4,187-22%16-2$262$5,954,28018Fox Searchlight
16Lost in Thailand$3,1473%350$90$55,5442WAMCR
17Hitchcock$2,861-29%14-22$204$5,944,06313Fox Searchlight
18Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,374-29%23-58$103$13,099,78611FilmDistrict
19Taken 2$1,945-23%16-19$122$139,852,11520Fox
20The Package (2013)$114-73%1--$114$1,0951Anchor Bay Films