Grosses

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Down Sharply from Wednesday, But Still #1 on Thursday with $9.96MDecember 19, 2014 12:55 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took in $9.96 million on Thursday. The third and final chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy was down a sharp 59 percent from Wednesday's performance. The large daily percentage decline on Thursday isn't the greatest initial sign going forward, though it should be noted that such a large percentage of Wednesday's reported gross coming from Tuesday night shows does inflate Thursday's percentage decrease a bit. In comparison, 2002's The Two Towers fell 47 percent on its first Thursday to gross $13.88 million. With a two-day start of $34.41 million, The Battle of the Five Armies is running 14 percent behind the $40.04 million take of The Two Towers. At its current pace, The Battle of the Five Armies appears headed for a five-day start in the neighborhood of $85 million.

Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings held steady in second place with $1.22 million. The pricey Ridley Scott directed biblical epic starring Christian Bale was down 7 percent from Wednesday. Exodus: Gods and Kings placed in second for the week (behind The Battle of the Five Armies) with a seven-day start of $30.84 million. While that was on the low end of pre-release expectations, the film is off to an underwhelming start with its price tag in mind and has been displaying early signs of being significantly front-loaded for a December release.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took in $1.09 million to remain in third. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise increased 6 percent over Wednesday and was down a healthy 24 percent from last Thursday. Mockingjay - Part 1 placed in third for the week with $17.28 million. That represented a 38 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's four-week total to $281.48 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 is now $18.52 million away from becoming the second release of 2013 to reach the $300 million domestic milestone.

Penguins of Madagascar placed in fourth for the day with $0.502 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up 9 percent from Wednesday and down only 2 percent from last Thursday. Penguins of Madagascar placed in fourth for the week with $9.11 million. That was down 30 percent from the previous week and brings the film's 23-day total to an underwhelming $60.65 million.

Paramount's Top Five continued to claim sixth place with $0.439 million. The critically acclaimed comedy starring and directed by Chris Rock was down 2 percent from Wednesday. Top Five rounded out the week's top five with a seven-day start of $8.89 million, which was on the low end of expectations. The film will be playing in 1,307 locations this weekend.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Jun. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$3,638,450-50%3,3060$1,101$113,549,5752Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$3,123,254-55%4,26815$732$97,719,3012Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Think Like a Man Too$2,475,300-63%2,225--$1,112$31,717,2111Sony / Screen Gems
4Maleficent$1,748,844-52%3,450-173$507$187,628,1784Disney
5Jersey Boys$1,472,498-57%2,905--$507$14,791,8691Warner Bros.
6The Fault in Our Stars$1,431,960-36%3,34067$429$100,126,0033Fox
7Edge of Tomorrow$1,202,389-54%3,212-293$374$75,193,9623Warner Bros.
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$791,942-53%2,681-361$295$217,536,6525Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$263,110-53%1,365-723$193$195,246,4986Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$211,845-49%1,417-996$150$40,514,2954Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$175,590-47%1,033-863$170$145,892,5407Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$211,103-53%961-141$220$17,016,8837Open Road
2Blended$128,241-49%842-739$152$42,487,1245Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$85,899-48%434-248$198$199,596,7348Sony / Columbia
4Rio 2$66,410-41%310-73$214$127,442,40211Fox
5Divergent$45,013-39%289-47$156$150,205,04814Lionsgate / Summit
6Belle$42,026-52%244-94$172$9,240,2778Fox Searchlight
7The Other Woman (2014)$34,050-37%231-13$147$83,125,1659Fox
8The LEGO Movie$32,527-32%31514$103$256,728,84420Warner Bros.
9Heaven is for Real$29,470-45%201-331$147$89,841,03010Sony / TriStar
10The Grand Seduction$27,375-57%12420$221$1,797,0924eOne Films US
11Words and Pictures$25,320-56%175-42$145$1,503,0815Roadside Attractions
12The Signal (2014)$21,077-52%20484$103$424,6632Focus
13The Grand Budapest Hotel$20,417-39%112-37$182$58,367,57316Fox Searchlight
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$17,697-40%179-28$99$110,862,44816Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15God's Not Dead$15,392-45%112-38$137$60,497,12514Freestyle / Pure Flix
16The Immigrant$11,502-55%110-30$105$1,870,4476Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$29,368-16%410$716$3,272,73212Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Fed Up$7,548-16%47-9$161$1,408,7427RADiUS-TWC
3The Railway Man$7,251-25%8434$86$4,368,93611Weinstein Company
4Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$6,321-49%4628$137$132,2093RADiUS-TWC
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$6,203-45%529$119$8,394,7097Clarius Entertainment
6Moms' Night Out$4,951-54%50-31$99$10,171,9377Sony / TriStar
7Brick Mansions$4,304-60%60-25$72$20,289,8229Relativity Media
8Oculus$1,067-47%17-14$63$27,690,54111Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$352-68%30$117$305,3727Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$97-39%1-1$97$258,2109RADiUS-TWC
11The Unknown Known$66-51%2-1$33$275,72412RADiUS-TWC