'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Marches Past the $100M Mark After Leading Tuesday with $9.8MDecember 24, 2014 12:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took in $9.80 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. In the process, the third and final chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy surpassed the $100 million domestic milestone yesterday. The Battle of the Five Armies was up a solid 9 percent over Monday's performance. The film has grossed $107.94 million in its first week of release. That places The Battle of the Five Armies 12 percent ahead of the $96.05 million seven-day start of last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and 5 percent behind the $113.15 million seven-day take of 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Fox's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb grossed $4.14 million to remain in second. The third installment of the Ben Stiller led franchise had another nice daily hold on Tuesday, as it was up a strong 22 percent over Monday. With that said, the film is still running significantly below expectations with a five-day start of $24.65 million. That places Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 16 percent behind the $29.46 million five-day take of 2011's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.

Fellow family film Annie held steady in third place with $3.54 million. Sony's musical remake starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz increased 11 percent over Monday's performance. Annie continues to remain within shouting distance of Secret of the Tomb, as it has grossed $22.61 million in five days. Annie is currently running 23 percent behind the pace of the already mentioned Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 continued to claim fourth place with $1.91 million. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise was up 11 percent over Monday and up 39 percent over last Tuesday. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $292.98 million in 33 days. The film is now just $7.02 million away from becoming the second release of 2014 to reach the $300 million domestic milestone.

Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.56 million. The pricey Ridley Scott directed biblical epic was up 21 percent from Monday and down 29 percent from last Tuesday. Exodus: Gods and Kings has grossed a lackluster $41.79 million through twelve days of release.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Mar. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300: Rise of an Empire$1,731,111-69%3,49020$496$80,138,0092Warner Bros.
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$1,559,279-77%3,95117$395$65,348,4442Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Need For Speed$1,224,928-72%3,115--$393$19,069,8671Disney / DreamWorks
4Non-Stop (2014)$859,555-69%3,18370$270$69,664,6703Universal
5The LEGO Movie$613,470-73%3,040-250$202$237,541,7076Warner Bros.
6Son of God$466,094-75%2,990-281$156$51,469,2993Fox
7Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$446,035-73%1,896--$235$8,521,1461Lionsgate
8The Monuments Men$222,884-59%1,594-407$140$74,104,3596Sony / Columbia
9Frozen (2013)$195,135-72%1,466-194$133$396,581,72817Disney
103 Days to Kill$181,134-60%1,566-782$116$28,643,8454Relativity Media
11Ride Along$107,520-66%1,024-299$105$132,206,2809Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Mar. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
112 Years a Slave$120,926-65%925-140$131$55,211,81022Fox Searchlight
2Veronica Mars$97,862-73%291--$336$2,086,2131Warner Bros.
3RoboCop (2014)$85,369-65%965-749$88$56,610,2515Sony / Columbia
4About Last Night$65,143-61%624-450$104$47,881,1065Sony / Screen Gems
5Pompeii$62,729-61%671-987$93$22,478,7644Sony / TriStar
6American Hustle$55,976-61%503-102$111$149,407,67914Sony / Columbia
7Philomena$55,847-54%502-168$111$36,706,94517Weinstein Company
8Gravity$48,219-67%320-64$151$272,720,40024Warner Bros.
9The Wind Rises$46,238-67%305-191$152$4,326,6674Disney
10The Nut Job$39,812-74%405-85$98$62,130,6879Open Road
11The Wolf of Wall Street$36,844-64%286-73$129$116,381,91712Paramount
12Dallas Buyers Club$34,752-64%281-31$124$26,807,13820Focus
13Lone Survivor$23,775-65%316-156$75$124,596,25112Universal
14The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$22,326-68%277-56$81$257,827,96614Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$18,740-67%268135$70$424,357,87117Lionsgate
16August: Osage County$15,538-48%2037$77$37,489,38412Weinstein Company
17Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$14,844-52%15245$98$50,295,6589Paramount
18Her (2013)$14,415-63%121-34$119$25,254,51013Warner Bros.
19Nebraska$11,590-44%120-60$97$17,626,31918Paramount Vantage
20That Awkward Moment$11,340-55%122-66$93$25,855,5677Focus
21Repentance$9,930-64%126-31$79$1,127,2763Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
22Endless Love (2014)$9,730-67%278-258$35$23,403,4955Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Mar. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$347,318-68%6662$5,262$5,124,2992Fox Searchlight
2Bad Words$8,574-70%6--$1,429$121,8751Focus
3Gloria (2014)$8,289-67%75-1$111$1,913,1588Roadside Attractions
4The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$4,748-59%88-45$54$58,119,43912Fox
5Stalingrad (2014)$4,569-59%70-73$65$964,7993Sony / Columbia
6The Book Thief$3,984-46%47-2$85$21,405,35819Fox
7The Art of the Steal (2014)$3,903-65%60--$65$43,9061RADiUS-TWC
8Ernest & Celestine$3,903-75%93$434$75,3453GKIDS
9Walking With Dinosaurs$3,696-70%98-66$38$35,985,44513Fox
10I, Frankenstein$3,546-77%76-16$47$19,062,5648Lionsgate
11Winter's Tale$3,358-40%50-32$67$12,509,6735Warner Bros.
12Labor Day (2013)$2,277-45%42-42$54$13,364,5857Paramount
13Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$2,140-60%50-254$43$127,345,82013Paramount
14Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$699-72%23-19$30$8,307,93016Weinstein Company
15Free Birds$693-72%32-42$22$55,748,41720Relativity Media
16Vampire Academy$360-53%12-20$30$7,759,4206Weinstein Company