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, Jun. 28 - Sun, Jun. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$46,180,000-44%4,0040$11,533$171,005,4482Disney
2The Heat$40,000,000--3,181--$12,575$40,000,0001Fox
3World War Z$29,800,000-55%3,6070$8,262$123,722,2942Paramount
4White House Down$25,700,000--3,222--$7,976$25,700,0001Sony / Columbia
5Man of Steel$20,820,000-50%4,131-76$5,040$248,660,1063Warner Bros.
6This Is The End$8,700,000-35%2,710-345$3,210$74,681,0093Sony / Columbia
7Now You See Me$5,500,000-30%2,564-259$2,145$104,680,5915Lionsgate / Summit
8Fast & Furious 6$2,400,000-51%1,550-867$1,548$233,302,7706Universal
9Star Trek Into Darkness$2,040,000-36%1,035-530$1,971$220,500,8677Paramount
10The Internship$1,425,000-58%1,008-908$1,414$41,705,0864Fox
11The Purge$1,229,000-66%1,122-1079$1,095$62,791,7204Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$1,403,000-37%540-384$2,598$405,435,0569Disney
2The Bling Ring$850,000-58%630-20$1,349$4,363,3053A24
3Epic$820,000-54%774-1220$1,059$103,009,5256Fox
4Before Midnight$666,047-26%290-151$2,297$5,743,3386Sony Pictures Classics
5Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$589,500-22%21711$2,717$2,207,2484Roadside Attractions
6The Croods$460,000-9%307-17$1,498$184,412,27015Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The East$255,000-30%185-10$1,378$1,640,0645Fox Searchlight
8Mud$195,500-37%160-53$1,222$20,560,42510Roadside Attractions
9The Big Wedding$93,00028%101-40$921$21,762,86110Lionsgate
10Scary Movie 5$75,000-10%122-12$615$31,800,73512Weinstein / Dimension
11G.I. Joe: Retaliation$74,000-18%118-21$627$122,395,57114Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
120 Feet from Stardom$232,517261%4438$5,284$415,3963RADiUS-TWC
2Fill the Void$184,636-1%6115$3,027$912,8116Sony Pictures Classics
3Frances Ha$160,000-9%90-48$1,778$3,482,1087IFC Films
4The Attack$139,794411%3633$3,883$181,9742Cohen Media Group
5I'm So Excited$102,730--5--$20,546$102,7301Sony Pictures Classics
6Unfinished Song$95,141270%1917$5,007$134,7082Weinstein Company
7Dirty Wars$45,000-1%3010$1,500$275,4704IFC Films
8Stories We Tell$32,000-24%23-10$1,391$1,389,1418Roadside Attractions
9Museum Hours$29,435--2--$14,718$29,4351Cinema Guild
10A Band Called Death$28,511--13--$2,193$28,5111Drafthouse Films
11Byzantium$18,000--6--$3,000$18,0001IFC Films
12What Maisie Knew$16,466-49%18-15$915$994,2129Millenium Entertainment
13How to Make Money Selling Drugs$15,285--5--$3,057$20,0971Tribeca Film
14Pain and Gain$11,000-55%26-24$423$49,360,18910Paramount
15The Iceman$3,982-42%5-7$796$1,930,4019Millennium Entertainment