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.

Weekend domestic gross

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
21 (May 23 - May 25)$175,346,8225%$187,232,5075%X-Men: Days of Future Past
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 06)$115,345,546-33%$132,400,546-26%Transformers: Age of Extinction
26 (Jun 27 - Jun 29)$171,037,68226%$180,004,11323%Transformers: Age of Extinction
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 22)$135,785,499-23%$145,793,829-22%Think Like a Man Too
17 (Apr 25 - Apr 27)$97,473,803-16%$116,764,238-12%The Other Woman (2014)
38 (Sep 19 - Sep 21)$90,003,66723%$102,539,62313%The Maze Runner
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
47 (Nov 21 - Nov 23)$184,467,35547%$193,539,06338%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
48 (Nov 28 - Nov 30)$151,851,533-18%$162,113,441-16%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
49 (Dec 05 - Dec 07)$68,103,918-55%$77,065,205-52%The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 08)$153,810,858-2%$162,885,920-2%The Fault in Our Stars
39 (Sep 26 - Sep 28)$95,966,6317%$107,209,9235%The Equalizer
18 (May 02 - May 04)$141,515,37545%$153,996,10832%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 17)$124,986,010-26%$142,778,857-23%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 10)$169,712,5051%$186,189,3020%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along
44 (Oct 31 - Nov 02)$74,844,096-23%$94,837,524-18%Ouija
43 (Oct 24 - Oct 26)$97,071,579-16%$115,800,273-12%Ouija
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 14)$73,297,49352%$91,079,82439%No Good Deed (2014)
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
19 (May 09 - May 11)$123,849,070-12%$136,682,787-11%Neighbors (2014)
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
22 (May 30 - Jun 01)$157,680,341-10%$166,449,158-11%Maleficent
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 27)$132,017,6591%$154,705,0344%Lucy
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 07)$48,083,368-42%$65,655,749-40%Guardians of the Galaxy
35 (Aug 29 - Aug 31)$82,775,516-15%$109,332,503-5%Guardians of the Galaxy
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 24)$97,178,514-22%$114,841,162-20%Guardians of the Galaxy
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 03)$167,783,61527%$186,309,03620%Guardians of the Galaxy
41 (Oct 10 - Oct 12)$131,948,473-3%$150,548,4601%Gone Girl
40 (Oct 03 - Oct 05)$136,249,16142%$148,956,33639%Gone Girl
20 (May 16 - May 18)$167,395,91435%$178,372,83331%Godzilla (2014)
42 (Oct 17 - Oct 19)$115,233,422-13%$131,464,508-13%Fury (2014)
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)
50 (Dec 12 - Dec 14)$73,806,3598%$82,785,1347%Exodus: Gods and Kings
46 (Nov 14 - Nov 16)$125,728,488-12%$140,405,563-11%Dumb and Dumber To
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 20)$130,550,571-2%$149,169,987-1%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 13)$133,801,34416%$150,142,27813%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$140,004,458-16%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,154,07919%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$116,260,430-11%$133,362,817-5%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
45 (Nov 07 - Nov 09)$142,643,89591%$156,969,71566%Big Hero 6
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 15)$177,277,72215%$186,942,08015%22 Jump Street