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 Sun, Jul. 20 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$11,059,498-25%3,9692$2,786$139,207,1542Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$7,296,620-23%2,806--$2,600$29,816,6751Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$4,534,135-31%3,826--$1,185$17,509,4071Disney
4Sex Tape$3,655,409-31%3,062--$1,194$14,608,1521Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,965,636-27%3,224-689$920$227,002,6084Paramount
6Tammy$1,987,738-36%3,402-63$584$71,050,3043Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$1,329,015-32%2,229-582$596$180,512,4646Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,203,114-25%2,169-716$555$160,776,6046Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Earth to Echo$921,918-30%2,450-780$376$31,987,1383Relativity Media
10Maleficent$919,659-32%1,541-536$597$228,303,4488Disney
11Begin Again$742,594-36%1,302363$570$9,365,2504Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$484,868-29%1,030-75$471$11,421,0524Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$425,921-31%1,491-1558$286$29,221,4653Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$355,080-33%1,003-965$354$44,435,2105Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$335,125-34%552-149$607$25,922,00211Open Road
2Edge of Tomorrow$307,112-35%602-501$510$96,617,8767Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man Too$270,468-41%628-603$431$63,935,1835Sony / Screen Gems
4The Fault in Our Stars$234,831-27%557-445$422$121,599,4907Fox
5X-Men: Days of Future Past$201,102-36%387-268$520$230,485,3669Fox
6Godzilla (2014)$156,978-26%32623$482$199,019,97910Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$137,862-27%211-145$653$3,454,2484RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$87,541-28%256-29$342$130,238,94115Fox
9Blended$78,392-30%285-50$275$45,212,8219Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$72,450-32%230-37$315$149,093,03011Universal
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$70,402-29%218-57$323$202,084,84312Sony / Columbia
12Heaven is for Real$37,958-29%149-24$255$91,080,55714Sony / TriStar
13The LEGO Movie$12,876-12%202-148$64$257,484,82724Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wish I Was Here$140,026-28%68--$2,059$484,4011Focus
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,962-23%410$1,170$4,621,71016Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Seduction$36,101-37%90-2$401$2,936,9558eOne Films US
4Belle$35,147-27%92-15$382$10,449,14812Fox Searchlight
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$15,520-33%46-17$337$58,943,02020Fox Searchlight
6Words and Pictures$13,606-25%33-7$412$2,058,7289Roadside Attractions
7The Other Woman (2014)$9,982-30%60-36$166$83,821,08913Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$8,762-13%11-3$797$210,3184Weinstein Company
9I Origins$7,633-27%4--$1,908$27,6521Fox Searchlight
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$6,847-27%63-15$109$111,291,01020Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11God's Not Dead$2,3692%11-14$215$60,737,88218Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Fed Up$2,01265%12-8$168$1,515,79811RADiUS-TWC
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$756-41%104$76$206,1197RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$42384%8-2$53$8,458,99411Clarius Entertainment
15The Hornet's Nest$14591%1-1$145$311,04611Freestyle Releasing