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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$84,775,000--4,045--$20,958$84,775,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2Rise of The Guardians$7,420,000-29%3,387-252$2,191$71,361,8234Paramount / DreamWorks
3Lincoln$7,244,000-19%2,285271$3,170$107,898,1876Disney / DreamWorks
4Skyfall$7,000,000-35%2,924-477$2,394$272,366,0636Sony / Columbia
5Life of Pi$5,400,000-35%2,548-398$2,119$69,559,4064Fox
6The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$5,175,000-43%3,042-604$1,701$276,865,0695Lionsgate / Summit
7Wreck-It Ralph$3,273,000-33%2,249-497$1,455$168,778,5497Disney
8Playing For Keeps (2012)$3,247,000-44%2,8403$1,143$10,838,0922FilmDistrict
9Red Dawn (2012)$2,394,000-43%2,250-504$1,064$40,889,4234FilmDistrict
10Flight$1,940,000-38%1,823-608$1,064$89,448,0387Paramount
11Killing Them Softly$1,000,000-64%1,427-997$701$14,132,3053Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$2,084,000-4%3710$5,617$16,954,0495Weinstein Company
2Argo$1,145,000-23%667-277$1,717$104,929,90410Warner Bros.
3Hitchcock$1,085,00052%561380$1,934$3,049,2124Fox Searchlight
4Anna Karenina (2012)$998,103-35%409-13$2,440$8,356,4065Focus
5The Collection$546,545-63%621-782$880$6,538,1813LD Entertainment
6Taken 2$290,000-25%339-91$855$138,133,72111Fox
7Pitch Perfect$236,000-23%332-55$711$63,859,74312Universal
8The Sessions$148,000-32%151-46$980$5,209,0519Fox Searchlight
9End of Watch$94,000-87%172-1077$547$40,472,74113Open Road
10Looper$85,000-37%190-42$447$66,300,53312Sony / TriStar
11The Perks of Being A Wallflower$78,000-44%125-50$624$16,998,55413Lionsgate / Summit
12Alex Cross$73,000-36%175-39$417$25,738,9809Lionsgate / Summit
13Sinister$72,00097%184107$391$47,912,06610Lionsgate / Summit
14Paranormal Activity 4$53,000196%157109$338$53,804,6189Paramount
15The Man With the Iron Fists$38,000-56%105-76$362$15,607,1657Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$297,406266%3632$8,261$409,4262Focus
2Chasing Ice$56,501-45%53-4$1,066$603,0316Submarine Deluxe
3Rust and Bone$56,0408%62$9,340$207,6864Sony Pictures Classics
4The Other Son$49,905-11%39-4$1,280$1,042,7418Cohen Media Group
5ParaNorman$26,943-32%61-20$442$55,963,19918Focus
6Holy Motors$25,194--21--$1,200$445,3289Indomina Releasing
7Searching For Sugar Man$21,495-42%31-11$693$2,930,53921Sony Pictures Classics
8Hecho en Mexico$13,500-52%10-16$1,350$145,2903Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Burn$12,760-77%40$3,190$105,1376Area23a
10Samsara$9,80010%102$980$2,583,02817Oscilloscope
11Beware of Mr. Baker$4,868-53%10$4,868$45,7063SnagFilms
12Brooklyn Castle$3,001-45%2-2$1,501$188,3359Producers Distribution Agency
13Tchoupitoulas$1,700-29%21$850$5,4772Oscilloscope
14Only the Young$1,5004%21$750$3,5282Oscilloscope