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 Thu, Aug. 14 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 14 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$4,317,208-16%3,845--$1,123$89,242,2361Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$4,226,740-13%4,0888$1,034$197,545,8212Disney
3Let's Be Cops$3,201,406-39%2,936--$1,090$8,407,2640Fox
4The Hundred-Foot Journey$1,164,677-16%2,023--$576$16,510,1311Disney / DreamWorks
5Into the Storm$1,163,180-14%3,434--$339$23,621,4361Warner Bros. / New Line
6Lucy$871,205-21%3,052-150$285$102,219,5053Universal
7Step Up All In$485,311-20%2,072--$234$9,149,3341Lionsgate / Summit
8Hercules (2014)$467,069-19%2,896-699$161$66,041,2223Paramount
9Get On Up$376,560-15%2,280-188$165$25,100,6552Universal
10Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$367,722-26%1,851-1432$199$199,912,3605Fox
11Planes: Fire and Rescue$307,279-28%1,852-1389$166$54,695,7594Disney
12And So It Goes$163,340-19%1,111-705$147$13,991,4273Clarius Entertainment
13The Purge: Anarchy$121,090-31%1,205-1451$100$69,494,3804Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Aug. 14 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$243,081-19%506196$480$11,650,4625IFC Films
2A Most Wanted Man$194,935-24%80175$243$11,388,6783Roadside Attractions
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$103,489-22%526-335$197$170,662,5939Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Sex Tape$82,909-11%733-1767$113$37,439,3804Sony / Columbia
5Maleficent$71,362-17%325-356$220$236,412,46911Disney
6Transformers: Age of Extinction$47,547-19%580-1152$82$243,136,9307Paramount
7Edge of Tomorrow$47,096-3%265-137$178$99,481,19910Warner Bros.
8Chef$42,204-14%242-108$174$29,127,82114Open Road
922 Jump Street$42,014-16%278-550$151$189,710,1009Sony / Columbia
10X-Men: Days of Future Past$36,049-5%22737$159$232,240,05312Fox
11The Fault in Our Stars$32,942-6%223-59$148$123,997,16010Fox
12Tammy$31,268-9%550-865$57$82,928,7346Warner Bros. / New Line
13Begin Again$27,062-17%245-482$110$14,400,0237Weinstein Company
14Earth to Echo$23,669-19%217-319$109$37,580,5046Relativity Media
15Rio 2$16,950-39%166-46$102$131,347,42818Fox
16Godzilla (2014)$16,424-4%178-99$92$200,506,54513Warner Bros.
17Jersey Boys$14,270-12%150-136$95$46,560,0088Warner Bros.
18Blended$13,480-4%144-43$94$46,142,81312Warner Bros.
19Neighbors (2014)$12,445-1%139-38$90$149,991,81014Universal
20Wish I Was Here$9,209-11%202-551$46$3,507,5794Focus
21The Fluffy Movie$7,159-15%156-276$46$2,744,9643Open Road
22America (2014)$5,9076%121-357$49$14,356,7067Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Aug. 14 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,322-11%410$1,154$5,973,84919Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Calvary$28,944-17%4440$658$490,0362Fox Searchlight
3What If$15,432-20%20--$772$205,8551CBS Films
4Snowpiercer$11,632-15%71-29$164$4,332,6607RADiUS-TWC
5The Grand Seduction$8,4243%33-17$255$3,304,07411eOne Films US
6Kick$6,118-33%74-88$83$2,439,7653UTV Motion Pictures
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$5,589-24%36-23$155$111,453,78523Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8I Origins$5,387-5%88-34$61$331,7644Fox Searchlight
9The LEGO Movie$3,46328%17-21$204$257,740,53127Warner Bros.
10Yves Saint Laurent$1,60613%6-2$268$280,6377Weinstein Company
11Words and Pictures$72137%12-6$60$2,159,21312Roadside Attractions
12As It Is in Heaven (2014)$106-39%21$53$10,8505Embark Visuals
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$97288%3-1$32$212,13110RADiUS-TWC
14Fed Up$56-76%2-5$28$1,535,38514RADiUS-TWC