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 Mon, May. 26 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$19,752,944-24%3,996--$4,943$110,576,6041Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$7,490,882-28%3,9520$1,895$155,785,6652Warner Bros.
3Blended$3,451,174-26%3,555--$971$17,735,2051Warner Bros.
4Neighbors (2014)$3,101,070-32%3,266-45$950$116,803,5953Universal
5Million Dollar Arm$2,199,661-10%3,0190$729$22,703,4462Disney
6The Amazing Spider-Man 2$2,187,251-19%3,160-831$692$187,111,8314Sony / Columbia
7Rio 2$943,4944%1,701-670$555$122,508,7407Fox
8The Other Woman (2014)$795,320-33%2,154-900$369$78,604,1495Fox
9Heaven is for Real$756,5181%1,720-1173$440$86,590,0846Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$526,371-16%1,373-898$383$254,112,0968Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$709,198-12%498426$1,424$4,264,0833Open Road
2Belle$529,391-7%453280$1,169$4,383,9504Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$239,711-6%861-185$278$8,983,0723Sony / TriStar
4Divergent$206,933-13%644-347$321$148,108,20610Lionsgate / Summit
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$180,82920%674-1904$268$7,863,9343Clarius Entertainment
6The Railway Man$177,562-4%600417$296$3,620,8987Weinstein Company
7The Grand Budapest Hotel$173,705-23%360-270$483$56,763,20212Fox Searchlight
8The LEGO Movie$134,062-9%323-32$415$255,055,80516Warner Bros.
9The Immigrant$126,003-13%147144$857$639,1172Weinstein Company
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$94,988-6%286-33$332$109,771,47312Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11God's Not Dead$83,638-9%245-535$341$59,589,27410Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Kochadaiiyaan - The Legend$74,555--161--$463$657,7271Eros International
13Muppets Most Wanted$68,440--269--$254$50,450,96810Disney
14Noah$67,418-19%219-67$308$100,642,8179Paramount
15Fed Up$66,003-20%10247$647$770,5953RADiUS-TWC
16Fading Gigolo$62,637--186--$337$3,180,9476Millennium Entertainment
17Bears$49,903--214-366$233$17,233,7286Disneynature
18Non-Stop (2014)$32,130-29%153-67$210$91,699,24513Universal
19Locke$23,707--111--$214$1,061,0875A24
20Transcendence$23,138-25%202-113$115$22,851,9586Warner Bros.
21Draft Day$22,349-12%145-350$154$28,592,5347Lionsgate / Summit
22Brick Mansions$21,908-62%168-556$130$19,982,9595Relativity Media
23Oculus$15,386-30%105-35$147$27,539,2277Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ida (2014)$53,023--34--$1,560$664,8684Music Box Films
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$45,051-10%392$1,155$2,164,7508Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Hornet's Nest$30,7849%5740$540$179,4833Freestyle Releasing
4Words and Pictures$27,557-10%10--$2,756$115,4361Roadside Attractions
5The Lunchbox$26,618--68--$391$3,886,35013Sony Pictures Classics
6Palo Alto$24,074--42--$573$382,9463Tribeca Film
7Journey to the South Pacific$23,129--18--$1,285$2,872,29426IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
8Only Lovers Left Alive$19,954--70--$285$1,469,2057Sony Pictures Classics
9A Haunted House 2$19,678-30%88-36$224$17,191,6036Open Road
10Hubble 3D$15,023--20--$751$44,282,752219Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Chinese Puzzle$11,408--10--$1,141$90,3152Cohen Media Group
12Under the Skin (2014)$11,258--32--$352$2,336,5478A24
13Need For Speed$10,778--89--$121$43,453,26611Disney / DreamWorks
14Cold in July$10,192--6--$1,699$50,5091IFC Films
15The German Doctor$9,591--23--$417$349,8105IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
16The Quiet Ones$9,482-23%92-249$103$8,457,1405Lionsgate
17Finding Vivian Maier$9,056--40--$226$1,322,4809IFC Films
18Frozen (2013)$8,028--73--$110$400,585,52927Disney
19The Double (2014)$6,933--0----$101,8883Magnolia Pictures
20The Dance of Reality$6,863--2--$3,432$31,6311ABKCO Films
21300: Rise of an Empire$6,821-43%71-84$96$106,570,80912Warner Bros.
22Heropanti$5,713-48%16--$357$38,5441UTV Motion Pictures
23Le Week-End$3,960--21--$189$2,190,77711Music Box Films
24Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia$3,944--2--$1,972$17,6681IFC Films
2550 to 1$3,672--10--$367$705,23210Ten Furlongs
26Jodorowsky's Dune$3,501--17--$206$581,30410Sony Pictures Classics
27God's Pocket$3,428--28--$122$158,1583IFC Films
28The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$2,276--11--$207$221,2858Zeitgeist Films
29Particle Fever$2,080--3--$693$844,54112Abramorama / Bond 360
30Accident (2014 re-issue)$1,86812%1--$1,868$7,6661Rialto Pictures
31Ai Weiwei The Fake Case$1,445--5--$289$18,4042International Film Circuit
32Son of God$1,118--21-25$53$59,690,08813Fox
33Nymphomaniac: Volume I$1,096--5--$219$773,83410Magnolia Pictures
34Young and Beautiful$1,055--8--$132$42,7195IFC Films
35Under the Sea 3D$919--9--$102$33,971,072276Warner Bros. / IMAX
36Bad Words$789-27%21-62$38$7,778,34911Focus
37For No Good Reason$681--4--$170$35,0905Sony Pictures Classics
38Tim's Vermeer$571--5--$114$1,671,37717Sony Pictures Classics
39Blue Ruin$480243%5-19$96$247,3835RADiUS-TWC
40Bicycling with Molière$390--2--$195$35,9475Strand Releasing
412 States$386-64%4-28$97$2,237,0156UTV Motion Pictures
42Tasting Menu$372--1--$372$15,2436Magnolia Pictures
43To the Arctic 3D$368--5--$74$14,062,023110Warner Bros. / IMAX
44The Raid 2$349--6--$58$2,609,9309Sony Pictures Classics
45The Jewish Cardinal$342--2--$171$128,10320Film Movement
46That Demon Within$313--1--$313$171,0386China Lion Film
47The Missing Picture$262--2--$131$51,59910Strand Releasing
48Nymphomaniac: Volume II$254--6--$42$318,7718Magnolia Pictures
49Sweet Dreams (2013)$240--3--$80$53,49730International Film Circuit
50Godzilla: The Japanese Original$224-91%4-4$56$128,2266Rialto Pictures
51Ilo Ilo$186--2--$93$39,8148Film Movement
52Next Year Jerusalem$183--1--$183$4,5432First Run Features
53Alan Partridge$139--2--$70$153,2858Magnolia Pictures
54Stage Fright (2014)$137--1--$137$6,8303Magnolia / Magnet
55Grand Départ$12045%1--$120$4591Rialto Premieres
5620 Feet from Stardom$87--2--$44$4,945,69150RADiUS-TWC
57The Unknown Known$60-86%52$12$268,7308RADiUS-TWC
58In Bloom$30--1--$30$51,58420Big World Pictures