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, Jan. 25 - Sun, Jan. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$19,000,000--3,372--$5,635$19,000,0001Paramount
2Mama$12,860,000-55%2,68235$4,795$48,647,4402Universal
3Silver Linings Playbook$10,000,000-7%2,641118$3,786$69,464,62711Weinstein Company
4Zero Dark Thirty$9,800,000-38%2,929-17$3,346$69,903,8476Sony / Columbia
5Parker$7,000,000--2,224--$3,147$7,000,0001FilmDistrict
6Django Unchained$5,005,000-35%2,007-509$2,494$146,294,8265Weinstein Company
7Movie 43$5,000,000--2,023--$2,472$5,000,0001Relativity Media
8Gangster Squad$4,200,000-51%2,590-513$1,622$39,646,8673Warner Bros.
9Broken City$4,000,000-52%2,6222$1,526$15,269,9892Fox
10Les Miserables (2012)$3,900,000-48%2,210-369$1,765$137,225,1505Universal
11Lincoln$3,874,000-29%1,909-265$2,029$167,061,83412Disney / DreamWorks
12A Haunted House$3,351,560-59%2,002-158$1,674$35,547,5413Open Road
13The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$3,310,000-46%1,675-648$1,976$293,248,4707Warner Bros. / New Line
14Parental Guidance$2,525,000-41%1,736-601$1,454$70,867,8135Fox
15The Last Stand$2,100,000-67%2,9130$721$10,633,9452Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$2,650,000-21%941-315$2,816$103,490,36010Fox
2The Impossible$1,980,000-20%782-104$2,532$13,341,7556Lionsgate / Summit
3Argo$1,825,000-19%635-121$2,874$117,581,42716Warner Bros.
4Quartet$1,149,000278%163131$7,049$1,689,8293Weinstein Company
5Jack Reacher$885,000-60%888-819$997$78,238,0936Paramount
6This is 40$745,000-63%504-728$1,478$66,348,7906Universal
7Wreck-It Ralph$716,000-45%588-724$1,218$182,468,76113Disney
8Rise of The Guardians$371,000-34%305-169$1,216$100,212,52910Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$280,000-54%352-290$795$36,251,4546Paramount
10Hyde Park on Hudson$248,877-41%144-50$1,728$5,303,2468Focus
11Flight$220,000-23%263-37$837$93,457,74113Paramount
12The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$206,000-38%216-90$954$291,060,95511Lionsgate / Summit
13Texas Chainsaw 3D$145,000-89%285-1189$509$34,002,7074Lionsgate
14Rust and Bone$128,180-43%116-52$1,105$1,709,15810Sony Pictures Classics

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Amour$480,96929%6428$7,515$1,814,8776Sony Pictures Classics
2Anna Karenina (2012)$102,774-37%98-19$1,049$12,425,96311Focus
3Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$86,000-60%96-169$896$12,368,9166Paramount
4The Master$71,000307%3723$1,919$16,128,74520Weinstein Company
5Pitch Perfect$41,000-41%91-34$451$64,965,09318Universal
6The Perks of Being A Wallflower$31,000-40%56-17$554$17,715,05619Lionsgate / Summit
7Searching For Sugar Man$30,4124%26-1$1,170$3,181,22327Sony Pictures Classics
8West of Memphis$22,857187%145$1,633$82,7595Sony Pictures Classics
9Beware of Mr. Baker$21,826--15--$1,455$75,7349SnagFilms
10Holy Motors$18,583--12--$1,549$641,05415Indomina Releasing
11LUV$18,000-78%21-24$857$137,1422Indomina Media
12Yossi$13,208--2--$6,604$13,2081Strand Releasing