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, Jul. 12 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Grown Ups 2$16,311,822--3,491--$4,673$16,311,8221Sony / Columbia
2Pacific Rim$14,562,934--3,275--$4,447$14,562,9341Warner Bros.
3Despicable Me 2$13,450,08047%4,0036$3,360$197,933,9602Universal
4The Heat$4,288,18657%3,128-56$1,371$102,651,6633Fox
5The Lone Ranger$3,491,44551%3,9040$894$63,452,6372Disney
6Monsters University$3,316,48832%3,142-597$1,056$230,455,9154Disney
7World War Z$2,788,13253%3,003-313$928$170,445,0524Paramount
8White House Down$1,874,08245%2,566-656$730$58,687,0153Sony / Columbia
9Man of Steel$1,363,15835%2,150-755$634$277,533,0365Warner Bros.
10This Is The End$860,88748%1,394-710$618$89,649,3275Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$1,602,52688%89216$1,797$22,980,8352Lionsgate / Summit
2Now You See Me$400,22837%850-756$471$112,377,9307Lionsgate / Summit
3Star Trek Into Darkness$190,17626%403-162$472$223,864,9009Paramount
4Fast & Furious 6$175,41542%392-225$447$236,160,7708Universal
5Epic$149,05271%352-76$423$104,540,4668Fox
6After Earth$80,41656%238-32$338$59,190,5587Sony / Columbia
7The Croods$76,59319%243-26$315$185,451,06217Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$72,13423%138-32$523$3,338,3856Roadside Attractions
9The Internship$67,52230%233-146$290$43,070,4766Fox
10The Hangover Part III$60,38733%265-73$228$111,512,1748Warner Bros.
11The Purge$49,225102%179-77$275$63,721,2056Universal
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$48,27037%125-60$386$143,098,74910Warner Bros.
13Mud$36,15182%1132$320$20,970,81112Roadside Attractions
14Pain and Gain$20,10825%150-20$134$49,608,25812Paramount
1542 (2013)$18,47523%105-77$176$94,885,51614Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$305,465552%7960$3,867$1,049,9502Fox Searchlight
2Fruitvale Station$127,445--7--$18,206$127,4451Weinstein Company
3Unfinished Song$62,169120%9121$683$607,6554Weinstein Company
4The Bling Ring$46,20017%97-62$476$5,346,4455A24
5The East$25,54048%71-31$360$2,057,7927Fox Searchlight
6Scary Movie 5$22,041728%33-10$668$31,900,13914Weinstein / Dimension
7The Kings of Summer$20,81263%565$372$1,155,5177CBS Films
8Escape From Planet Earth$17,898365%55-7$325$56,913,94722Weinstein Company
9Stories We Tell$6,32132%281$226$1,464,72610Roadside Attractions
10Kon-Tiki$5,29634%21-3$252$1,428,55312Weinstein Company
11G.I. Joe: Retaliation$4,7384%41-22$116$122,498,97916Paramount
12The Sapphires$2,94157%150$196$2,432,47417Weinstein Company
13Pawn Shop Chronicles$1,936--15--$129$1,9361Anchor Bay Films
14Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$1,31283%31$437$505,50611eOne Films US
15Not Today$1,2765700%1-1$1,276$314,42314Freestyle Releasing
16Revelation Road 2$903--5--$181$9031Freestyle Releasing
17Copperhead$888-4%5-10$178$115,9603Brainstorm Media