Grosses

'The Battle of the Five Armies' Set for $88.4M in Five Days; Secret of the Tomb' and 'Annie' Battle for Second with $19.2M and $17.5M RespectivelyDecember 20, 2014 08:48 AM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took in an estimated $16.58 million on Friday to lead the daily box office for a third consecutive day. The third and final chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy increased a strong 66.5 percent over Thursday. Friday's daily hold was a good sign for the film after the sharper than anticipated percentage decline it experienced on Thursday. In comparison, 2002's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers increased 39 percent on its first Friday to gross $19.22 million.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has grossed $50.98 million in three days, which places it 14 percent behind the $59.26 million three-day start of The Two Towers. BOXOFFICE currently projects $54.0 million over the weekend for The Battle of the Five Armies and a five-day start of $88.41 million. That would be in the same neighborhood as the $86.14 million five-day start of last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (which opened on a Friday).

IMAX grosses were responsible for $2.18 million of the film's overall gross on Friday. Thus far The Battle of the Five Armies has grossed $8.08 million from IMAX locations. That represents 15.8 percent of the film's overall domestic gross. The Battle of the Five Armies received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

It was a close race for second place on Friday, with Fox's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb outpacing Sony's Annie with an estimated opening day performance of $5.625 million. The two films were separated by just $325,000 on Friday and are likely to remain fairly close to one another throughout the rest of the weekend (and perhaps throughout the rest of the holiday season as well). Secret of the Tomb opened 16 percent below the $6.71 million opening day take of 2011's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. BOXOFFICE currently projects a $19.2 million debut for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which would be below expectations. The film received a B+ rating on CinemaScore.

Annie claimed third place with an estimated $5.3 million. The musical remake starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz opened towards the higher end of expectations on Friday. That is welcome news for Sony, especially after the events of the past week that led to the cancellation of the studio's release of The Interview. Annie opened 21 percent below the opening day take of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. BOXOFFICE is projecting a $17.5 million debut for Annie. The film received an promising A- rating on CinemaScore.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 inched ahead of Exodus: Gods and Kings to take fourth place on Friday with an estimated $2.28 million. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise was down a solid 39 percent from last Friday. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $283.76 million in 29 days, which leaves it $16.24 million away from becoming the second release of 2014 to reach the $300 million domestic milestone. BOXOFFICE currently estimates a $7.8 million take for Mockingjay - Part 1 this weekend.

Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings landed in fifth with an estimated $2.275 million. The pricey Ridley Scott directed biblical epic was down a very sharp 74 percent from last Friday's opening day take. Poor reviews, mixed word of mouth and direct competition from The Battle of the Five Armies are all clearly taking a toll on the film. Exodus has grossed an underwhelming $33.11 million through eight days. BOXOFFICE projects $7.7 million for Exodus: Gods and Kings this weekend, which would represent a 68 percent slide.

On its first day of wide release, Fox Searchlight's Wild took in an estimated $1.175 million from 1,061 locations. The critically acclaimed drama starring Reese Witherspoon has grossed $4.24 million in 18 days. BOXOFFICE is projecting $3.75 million for Wild this weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, May. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$19,713,832159%4,2530$4,635$232,134,9162Disney
2The Great Gatsby (2013)$19,412,782--3,535--$5,492$19,412,7821Warner Bros.
3Pain and Gain$1,339,409106%3,30316$406$37,947,6093Paramount
4Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$1,193,566--2,041--$585$1,193,5661Lionsgate
542 (2013)$1,117,386134%2,930-415$381$81,199,2655Warner Bros.
6Oblivion (2013)$1,039,250116%2,770-660$375$78,830,8654Universal
7The Croods$691,281200%2,650-265$261$170,306,7588Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Big Wedding$572,76061%2,298-335$249$16,360,4513Lionsgate
9Scary Movie 5$208,459174%1,007-850$207$30,146,4895Weinstein / Dimension

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$630,650202%852276$740$6,650,6293Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$276,620244%774-386$357$229,458,94010Disney
3Olympus Has Fallen$186,29647%836-796$223$96,063,9208FilmDistrict
4The Place Beyond the Pines$176,09517%669-493$263$19,479,6317Focus
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$158,42556%750-1054$211$119,315,3167Paramount
6Jurassic Park 3D$153,53575%653-327$235$44,272,4456Universal
7Evil Dead$85,84437%443-516$194$53,551,3526Sony / TriStar
8Jack the Giant Slayer$56,906182%281-54$203$64,292,49411Warner Bros. / New Line
9Identity Thief$48,825194%279-21$175$133,570,83014Universal
10The Host (2013)$44,829171%30111$149$26,254,4137Open Road
11Tyler Perry's Temptation$38,62515%278-226$139$51,551,1247Lionsgate
12Silver Linings Playbook$34,37644%323-145$106$131,837,95926Weinstein Company
13The Sapphires$30,44682%118-5$258$1,730,3368Weinstein Company
14The Call$28,865--121-79$239$51,005,2689Sony / TriStar
15Snitch (2013)$28,454140%188-27$151$42,598,83412Lionsgate / Summit
16Escape From Planet Earth$23,601268%254-3$93$55,262,83813Weinstein Company
17Admission$20,532280%15643$132$17,823,0708Focus
18Safe Haven$14,653120%124-45$118$71,251,19313Relativity Media
19Side Effects (2013)$9,2119%108-57$85$32,128,25914Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$18,965133%228$862$159,7133Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$18,42259%520$354$12,419,59556Warner Bros. / IMAX
3No One Lives$18,078--53--$341$18,0781Anchor Bay Films
4Filly Brown$15,46745%92-112$168$2,673,2564Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$10,15063%2319$441$72,5072eOne Films US
6Born to Be Wild 3D$9,5256%300$318$22,608,960110Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Life of Pi$8,36548%70-29$120$124,786,86725Fox
8Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$8,224138%4323$191$110,5932Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Quartet$7,93828%59-27$135$18,130,69818Weinstein Company
10From Up on Poppy Hill$6,17753%37-2$167$873,6219GKIDS
11Trance$5,887-3%40-46$147$2,252,7436Fox Searchlight
12Stories We Tell$5,378--2--$2,689$5,3781Roadside Attractions
13A Good Day to Die Hard$4,82981%50-22$97$67,309,98813Fox
14Dark Skies$3,701208%290$128$17,376,01512Weinstein / Dimension
15Spring Breakers$3,556-30%16-27$222$14,023,2809A24
1621 And Over$3,3390%37-45$90$25,666,95111Relativity Media
17The Lords of Salem$2,496-24%15-35$166$1,160,0614Anchor Bay Films
18Starbuck$2,061-25%9-19$229$3,772,6538eOne Films US
19Not Today$2,019523%52$404$155,8705Freestyle Releasing
20The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,64463%6-4$274$543,57611Methinx Entertainment
21Emperor$1,366-32%10-10$137$3,315,34810Roadside Attractions
22The Painting (2013)$478--1--$478$4781GKIDS
23Django Unchained$463-38%5-7$93$162,803,57720Weinstein Company
24Camp (2013)$441-28%3-9$147$313,83112Freestyle Releasing