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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $255,119,788Details
International Box Office $700,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $955,119,788
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $20,888,381 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $37,580,441 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $58,468,822
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Synopsis

The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in his search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide—unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
61% - Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$250,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 17th, 2014 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
December 17th, 2014 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: December 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Finland)
December 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Norway)
December 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Sweden)
December 11th, 2014 (Wide), released as Le Hobbit: La Bataille Des Cinq Armées (Belgium)
December 11th, 2014 (Wide), released as Le Hobbit: La Bataille Des Cinq Armées (France)
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Video Release: March 24th, 2015 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
(Rating bulletin 2351, 12/3/2014)
Running Time: 144 minutes
Franchise: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
Comparisons: Blockbusters, 2014
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Keywords: 3-D, 3-D - Shot in 3-D, Lord of the Rings, War, Dwarves, Elves, Prequel
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Wingnut Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

Cast

   Bilbo
Ian McKellen    Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage    Thorin Oakenshield
Evangeline Lilly    Tauriel
Lee Pace    Thranduil
Luke Evans    Bard
Benedict Cumberbatch    Smaug/Necromancer
Ken Stott    Balin
James Nesbitt    Bofur
Cate Blanchett    Galadriel
Ian Holm    Old Bilbo
Christopher Lee    Saruman
Hugo Weaving    Elrond
Orlando Bloom    Legolas
Stephen Fry    Master of Laketown
John Bell    Bain
Manu Bennett    Azog
Jed Brophy    Nori
Adam Brown    Ori
John Callen    Oin
Billy Connolly    Dain
Ryan Gage    Alfrid
Mark Hadlow    Dori
Stephen Hunter    Bombur
William Kircher    Bifur
Sylvester McCoy    Radagast
Graham McTavish    Dwalin
Dean O'Gorman    Fili
Mikael Persbrandt    Beorn
Aidan Turner    Kili
Peter Hambleton    Gloin
Peggy Nesbitt    Sigrid
Mary Nesbitt    Tilda
John Tui    Bolg
Mark Mitchinson    Braga
Kelly Kilgour    Soury
Sarah Peirse    Hilda Bianca
Nick Blake    Percy
Simon London    Feren
Conan Stevens    Keeper of the Dungeons
Allan Smith    Ragash
Miranda Harcourt    Olga
Thomasin McKenzie    Astrid
Erin Banks    Lobelia Sackville Baggins
Brian Hotter    Otho Sackville Baggins
Timothy Bartlett    Master Worrywort
Merv Smith    Tosser Grubb
Martin Kwok    Voice of Ragash
Dee Bradley Baker    Creature Voice
Olof Johnsson    Creature Voice
Jon Olson    Creature Voice
Otep Shamaya    Creature Voice
Debra Wilson    Creature Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Fran Walsh
Screenwriter    Philippa Boyens
Screenwriter    Peter Jackson
Screenwriter    Guillermo Del Toro
Story Creator    J.R.R. Tolkien
Producer    Peter Jackson
Producer    Carolynne Cunningham
Producer    Zane Weiner
Producer    Fran Walsh
Executive Producer    Alan Horn
Executive Producer    Tony Emmerich
Executive Producer    Ken Kamins
Executive Producer    Carolyn Blackwood
Director of Photography    Andrew Lesnie
Production Designer    Dan Hannah
Editor    Jabez Olssen
Special Visual Effects Supervisor    Joe Letteri
Visual Effects and Animation    Weta Digital
Co-Producer    Philippa Boyens
Co-Producer    Eileen Moran
Composer    Howard Shore
Animation Supervisor    David Clayton
Animation Supervisor    Michael Cozens
Animation Supervisor    Aaron Gilman
Associate Producer    Matthew Dravitzki
Associate Producer    Amanda Walker
Costume Designer    Richard Taylor
Costume Designer    Bob Buck
Costume Designer    Ann Maskrey
Casting Director-U.K. Casting    Amy Hubbard
Casting Director-U.K. Casting    John Hubbard
Casting Director-U.S. Casting    Victoria Burrows
Casting Director-U.S. Casting    Scot Boland
Casting Director-New Zealand Casting    Liz Mullane
Casting Director-New Zealand Casting    Miranda Rivers
Casting Director-Australian Casting    Ann Robinson
Special Make up Effects-Armour, Weapons, Creatures and Special Make up    Richard Taylor
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric Saindon
Visual Effects Supervisor    R. Christopher White
Visual Effects Supervisor    Matt Aitken
Unit Production Manager    Brigitte Yorke
Unit Production Manager    Zane Weiner
Assistant Director-First Assistant Director    Carolynne Cunningham
Second Unit Director    Andy Serkis
Supervising Sound Editor    Brent Burge
Supervising Sound Editor    Jason Canovas
Sound Designer    David Farmer
Sound Editor    Dave Whitehead
Re-recording Mixer    Christopher Boyes
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Hedges
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Music Editor-Supervising Music Editor    Mark Willsher
Post-Production Supervisor    Joshua Levinson
Supervising Art Director    Simon Bright
Art Director    Andy McLaren
Art Director    Brad Mill
Art Director    Brian Massey
Set Decorator    R.A. Vincent
Sound Mixer    Tony Johnson
Script Supervisor    Victoria Sullivan
Sound Effects Editor    Justin Webster
Sound Effects Editor    Hayden Collow
Dialogue Editor    Martin Kwok
Dialogue Editor    Ray Beentjes
Dialogue Editor    Matt Stutter
Production Supervisor    Stephanie Weststrate
Stunt Coordinator    Glenn Boswell

DVD Sales: Taken Dominates on DVD

May 23rd, 2015

There was only one big new release on the DVD sales chart. Taken 3 earned an easy first place with 435,000 units / $6.48 million. This is well below the opening week sales of the first two films in the franchise. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Taken 3 Leads Trio of New Releases

May 23rd, 2015

New releases were not terrible, which makes this week on the Blu-ray sales chart better than the past couple of weeks. Taken 3 earned first place with 253,000 units / $5.03 million over the week for an opening week Blu-ray share of 37%. Its raw numbers are significantly lower than Taken 2's opening week Blu-ray sales. Additionally, its opening week Blu-ray share was just 37%, which is lower than most action films. Then again, its reviews were awful, so even fans of the franchise might not be interested in spending extra to get the high definition version. More...

DVD Sales: Five Armies Completes Three Weeks on Top

May 15th, 2015

None of the new releases were able to top the DVD sales chart leaving The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in first place with 73,000 units / $1.10 million over the week for a total of 1.13 million units / $16.92 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Batman vs. Holdovers

May 15th, 2015

It was a bad week on the home market and none of the new releases sold more than 100,000 units on the Blu-ray sales chart. This includes the new number one release, Batman vs. Robin, which only sold 80,000 units / $1.34 million. This is much better than it performed on DVD and its opening week Blu-ray share was 65%. More...

DVD Sales: Interstellar Completes Another Orbit

April 27th, 2015

There were no new releases to chart this week. However, there was a new film in top spot, or to be more accurate, a returning film in top spot. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies reclaimed first place with 109,000 units / $1.63 million for the week, giving it totals of 1.06 million units / $15.82 million after three weeks of release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: A Most Lonely Week

April 27th, 2015

There was only one new release to chart this week and it didn't reach the top five. It barely reached the top 20. This means the top of the Blu-ray sales chart is mostly the same as it was last week. Interstellar remained in first place with 120,000 units / $2.46 million for the week and 839,000 units / $16.68 million after two. More...

DVD Sales: Interstellar's Earthbound Opening

April 20th, 2015

Interstellar was the top new release and the top selling DVD. However, its opening week numbers were decidedly not stellar. The film sold 291,000 units and generated $4.45 million in revenue. This is barely more than The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies managed during its second week of release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Easter Week was Out of This World

April 20th, 2015

It was Easter the week the March 31st new releases came out and this had an effect with several, mostly family friendly films earning a boost on the Blu-ray sales chart. Even so, Interstellar opened in first place dominating the rest of the market. The film sold 732,000 units and generated $14.46 million in revenue, for an opening week Blu-ray share of 72%. Granted, this is a film that relies heavily on its special effects to draw in the audience, but that is still a shockingly high percentage. More...

Contest: Long Time Coming: Winning Announcement

April 16th, 2015

The winners of our Long Time Coming contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The Longest Ride opening weekend were... More...

Home Market Numbers: Numbers Bounce Back, but Can't Compete with Frozen

April 13th, 2015

The Blu-ray sales chart nearly bounced back entirely up 51% in terms of units and 75% in terms of revenue when compared to last week. Having a trio of $100 million hits, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Into the Woods, and Unbroken, enter the home market helps. The Blu-ray sales almost caught up to last year, with 11% fewer units sold, but 5.2% more revenue generated. Blu-rays were just a little stronger this week than DVD were and the overall Blu-ray rose a tiny bit to 45%. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases were One-Two-Three on DVD

April 13th, 2015

The DVD sales chart was top heavy with new releases. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies earned first place with 682,000 units / $10.21 million, which is about on par with expectations. The Trilogy box set landed in 11th place with 33,000 units / $1.19 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Battle of the Five Releases

April 13th, 2015

There were five or six new releases to reach the top twenty on the Blu-ray sales chart. Leading the way was The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with 832,000 units / $23.28 million, giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 55%. This is a strong result, but not an unexpected one, as the film hits the right marks for strong sales on Blu-ray. It is a visually impressive film, it is a fantasy adventure film, and it is based on a popular franchise. The Battle of the Five Armies was also part of a franchise box set, which is the tenth best selling release of the week with 37,000 units / $1.87 million for a 53% opening week Blu-ray share. Technically these are two separate releases, but obviously they are connected enough to mention together. More...

Contest: Long Time Coming

April 3rd, 2015

Next week there is only one wide release, The Longest Ride, but there's a good chance it will be stuck in second place behind Furious 7. Because there is only one wide release, there is only only one choice for the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Longest Ride.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed DVD or Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 24th, 2015

March 24th, 2015

There are three $100 million theatrical hits arriving on the home market this week, which is amazing. However, that's really all that's coming out this week. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the biggest of these three hits, but it wasn't the best. The best is Into the Woods and given the lack of competition, the DVD or Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. More...

International Box Office: China Runs a New Release to the Top

February 4th, 2015

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Running Man opened in top spot in both China and on the International chart with $37.05 million over the weekend in its native market. Films in China tend to have short legs, most of the time. There's still too much uncertainty to really predict the film's final box office numbers after just this weekend's results. On a side note, it wasn't that long ago that it would be unthinkable for a film opening in just China to finish first on the international chart. Now it is relatively common. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Battles to the Top of China

January 29th, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies easily earned first place in China and that helped it rocket back to the top of the international chart with $54.3 million over the weekend for totals of $617.0 million internationally and $866.5 million worldwide. The film had a total opening of $50.00 million in China, which was more than the rest of the market combined. More...

International Box Office: Taken Takes Top Spot

January 22nd, 2015

Taken 3 poster

Taken 3 rose to first place during its third weekend of release earning $31.4 million in 49 markets for an international total of $99.0 million. Its biggest debut of the weekend was in the Philippines, where it earned first place with $2.5 million on 218 screens. It also earned first place in Russia, but with only $1.80 million on 1,438. Its biggest market was the U.K., where it remained in first place with $5.00 million in 500 theaters for a two-week total on $18.55 million. More...

International Box Office: Night Rises to the Top

January 15th, 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb poster

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb rose to first place with $46.2 million in 48 markets for totals of $148.6 million internationally and $248.1 million worldwide. This includes a $26.39 million "opening" in China for an 8-day total of $31.06 million. 8-day opening? It also opened in first place in Russia with $5.55 million on 1,690 screens. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Taken Takes Top Spot, Can't Save 2015

January 13th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

Taken 3 earned first place at the box office, as expected, but it did so earning close to $40 million, which is much more than expected. Unfortunately, the rest of the box office wasn't nearly as strong as the overall number fell 19% from last week to $126 million. Compared to last year, the box office this year was 10% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2015 is behind 2014's pace by 1.8%. However, while 2014 was the worst year at the box office in nearly two decades, last January was the second-best January ever, so it is still way too early to panic. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Taken Take Top Spot?

January 8th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

It is a strange weekend at the box office with the number of wide releases being outnumbered by the number of wide expansions. Taken 3 is the only wide release and it is widely expected to top the chart by a significant margin. Selma is the best film on this week's list and should do well during its first wide weekend. On the other hand, it appears Inherent Vice is not opening truly wide and that it likely won't reach the top ten. This weekend last year was led by Lone Survivor, which earned $37.85 million during its first week of wide release, while the only new wide release was The Legend of Hercules with $8.87 million. There was also another not-so wide expansion, August: Osage County, which earned seventh place with $7.16 million. Overall, it looks like 2015's batch of new releases are not quite as strong as last year's were, but 2015 did win last weekend, so perhaps the holdovers can help 2015 come out on top of the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Hits Half a Billion

January 7th, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

It was a big week for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, as it crossed the $500 million mark on the international box office. Over the weekend it pulled in $52.5 million in 65 markets for totals of $504.7 million internationally and $725.3 million worldwide. At this pace, the film will reach $800 million worldwide, possibly as early as this time next week. As for last weekend, there were very few new openings, but the film did earn first place in Argentina with $2.1 million on 397 screens. The film opens in China before the end of the month and the studio is obviously hoping for big numbers in that market. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Angel of Death Breathes Life into Box Office

January 5th, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

2015 box office started off on a strong note with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies leading the way with $21.73 million. More impressive, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death earned fourth place with $15.03 million, which is significantly more than what most people were predicting. The overall box office was $155 million, which is 2% lower than last weekend. More importantly, it is 10% higher than the same weekend last year. Obviously it is far, far too early to judge 2015, but after what happened last year, I'll take any win and I'll be happy about it. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Year Start in the Black

January 2nd, 2015

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death poster

The new year starts with just one new release, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death. It's a horror film, which is a genre that is becoming common for early year releases. This is probably because these films are relatively cheap to produce, so they don't need a strong box office to break even. For example, this weekend last year, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, a horror film that cost $5 million to make, was the only wide release. I don't think Angel of Death will top The Marked Ones, but last weekend was strong in the year-over-year comparison, so perhaps the holdovers can help 2015 start on a winning note. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Meets More Milestones

January 1st, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

For the third week in a row, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies held onto first place with $89.0 million in 62 markets for totals of $405.1 million internationally and $573.6 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Australia with $10.1 million on 603 screens, while the film was particularly strong in Poland earning $5.3 million on 699. By this time next week, it should be at $500 million internationally and $700 million worldwide, which is enough to break even, but not enough to keep pace with the franchise average. More...

Per Theater Chart: American Shoots for the Top

December 31st, 2014

American Sniper poster

American Sniper led the way on the per theater chart with an estimated average of $152,500 in four theaters. This is the second best per theater average of the year, behind just The Grand Budapest Hotel and ahead of The Imitation Game. Second place for the weekend was Selma, which earned an average of $30,076 in 19 theaters during their Oscar-qualifying run. Two Days, One Night was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club earning an average of $24,118 in two theaters. It earned amazing reviews, but it didn't have as much buzz behind it as other film's that opening on Christmas. Into the Woods was the best of the wide releases in the $10,000 club earning an average of $12,726 in 2,440 theaters. Last week's winner, Inherent Vice, was next with an estimated average of $12,500 in 16 theaters. The overall box office leader, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, earned an average of $10,689, while The Imitation Game was right behind with $10,618. The final film in the $10,000 club was Mr. Turner with an average of $10,498 in 24 theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Close Battle over Christmas Break

December 30th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

We are still dealing with studio estimates for the weekend numbers, but we can at least tell you what film won, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and roughly how much it earned, $41.42 million. The new releases were much closer than expected with Into the Woods and Unbroken both earning just over $30 million over the weekend. Because we don't have enough final numbers, we really can't compare the overall box office to last weekend or last year. So far, the final weekend of 2014 pulled in $200 million and that number should grow a little bit as box office numbers filter in. This is 52% more than last weekend and 2.3% more than the same weekend last year. I'm a little more bullish about January's box office chances after this result. More...

Contest: The Devil Made Me Do It: Winning Announcement

December 24th, 2014

The winners of our The Devil Made Me Do It contest were determined and they are... More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Stands Tall

December 23rd, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies remained in first place with $109 million in 59 markets for a two-week total of $269 million internationally and $358 million worldwide. It is still too early to tell where this film will end up, but by this time next week it should be well past $500 million worldwide, which is enough to pay for its production budget. The film debuted in first place in South Korea with $10.3 million. Meanwhile, it was tops in Spain and Italy with $6.5 million and $6.1 million respectively. Despite opening in nearly two dozen new markets, the film's biggest market was a holdover, Germany, where it added $13.3 million over the weekend to its running tally, which now sits at $38.6 million. It was also strong in the U.K. earning $8.5 million over the weekend for a total of $31.8 million after two, while in France the film made $8.2 million over the weekend for $25.5 million, also after two weeks of release. More...

Per Theater Chart: Going Once, Going Vice...

December 22nd, 2014

Inherent Vice poster

The $10,000 club was crowded this weekend with six films earning per theater averages of more than $10,000. This includes Inherent Vice, which led the way for the second time in a row earning an average of $29,055 in five theaters. This bodes well for its wide expansion in January. Speaking of expanding, The Imitation Game expanded from 25 theaters to 34 theaters earning an average of $25,253 in the process. It has already earned some measure of mainstream success and with room to grow, it will stay in theaters for a while. Mr. Turner was the best of the new limited releases earning an average of $21,728 in five theaters. Song of the Sea was next with $17,967 in one theater. The overall box office champ, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, earned an average of $14,122, which is lower than anticipated, but still pretty good. Finally, P.K. opened with an average of $13,108 in 272 theaters. It is rare that we get to talk about a Bollywood film in the $10,000 club. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Christmas Gets Scrooged

December 22nd, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Christmas break got off on a soft note with all three new wide releases failing to meet expectations by substantial numbers. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies got off to a good start on Wednesday, but plummeted the next day and couldn't recover. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb failed to live up to the low end of expectations, while Annie's opening at least came close to predictions. We are still missing some numbers. Overall, the box office rose by more than 60% from last weekend to $135 million and this figure should rise a little as other numbers filter in. However, it likely won't rise by enough to match the $140 million earned the same weekend last year. I really thought 2014 would end its year-over-year slump this weekend, but alas, it was not to be. Year-to-date, 2014 has earned $9.60 billion, which is 4.6% lower than last year's pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: Battle of the Three Armies

December 18th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

For most, this weekend represents the beginning of the Christmas break, so it comes as no surprise that there are three potentially big hits coming out this week. I'm a little surprised none of them are getting overwhelmingly positive reviews. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is earning the best reviews of the week, but its Tomatometer Score is barely above 60%. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb has been floating around 50% positive all week, while Annie is being destroyed by critics. This weekend last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug earned first place for the second weekend in a row. Meanwhile, the new releases were less impressive, as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues earned second place with $26.23 million and Walking with Dinosaurs landed in the lower half of the top ten. The depth this year won't be as strong, but I still think 2014 will finally end its slump and win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Stands Tall

December 17th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies started its international run earning first place with $122.2 million on 15,395 screens in 37 markets. Not only did it earn the best opening of The Hobbit Trilogy, but it was often times the biggest opening in Peter Jackson's career, or even occasionally in Warner Bros' history. Its biggest opening came in Germany where it pulled in $20.5 million on 1,442 screens. Next up was the U.K. and France, which had nearly identical openings of $15.2 million on 1,489 screens and $15.1 million on 914 screens respectively. It earned $13.56 million on 2,390 screens in Russia. Brazil and Mexico were neck-and-neck with $6.8 million on 1,037 screens and $6.3 million on 2,775 screens respectively. It earned $2.4 million on 640 screens in Japan, which seems low compared to the other markets, but it is nearly double the debut The Desolation of Smaug earned. More...

Contest: The Devil Made Me Do It

December 12th, 2014

Next week, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens on Wednesday. Normally this would prevent it from being the target film in our weekly box office prediction contest. However, it will still earn more than the other two wide releases, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie, will make combined. As such, The Battle of the Five Armies is the clear choice for for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of At the Devil's Door on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Cam2Cam on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/17 1 $24,452,117   3,875 $6,310   $24,452,117 1
2014/12/18 1 $9,955,093 -59% 3,875 $2,569   $34,407,210 2
2014/12/19 1 $16,563,371 +66% 3,875 $4,274   $50,970,581 3
2014/12/20 1 $21,397,014 +29% 3,875 $5,522   $72,367,595 4
2014/12/21 1 $16,763,949 -22% 3,875 $4,326   $89,131,544 5
2014/12/22 1 $9,007,010 -46% 3,875 $2,324   $98,138,554 6
2014/12/23 1 $9,803,414 +9% 3,875 $2,530   $107,941,968 7
2014/12/24 - $6,024,132 -39% 3,875 $1,555   $113,966,100 8
2014/12/25 - $13,130,018 +118% 3,875 $3,388   $127,096,118 9
2014/12/26 - $15,608,854 +19% 3,875 $4,028   $142,704,972 10
2014/12/27 - $14,302,456 -8% 3,875 $3,691   $157,007,428 11
2014/12/28 - $11,010,085 -23% 3,875 $2,841   $168,017,513 12
2014/12/29 - $7,557,834 -31% 3,875 $1,950   $175,575,347 13
2014/12/30 - $7,972,307 +5% 3,875 $2,057   $183,547,654 14
2014/12/31 - $6,001,672 -25% 3,875 $1,549   $189,549,326 15
2015/01/01 1 $9,320,601 +55% 3,875 $2,405   $198,869,927 16
2015/01/02 1 $8,301,199 -11% 3,875 $2,142   $207,171,126 17
2015/01/03 1 $8,135,890 -2% 3,875 $2,100   $215,307,016 18
2015/01/04 1 $5,295,001 -35% 3,875 $1,366   $220,602,017 19
2015/01/05 1 $1,777,417 -66% 3,875 $459   $222,379,434 20
2015/01/06 1 $1,929,458 +9% 3,875 $498   $224,308,892 21
2015/01/07 1 $1,438,419 -25% 3,875 $371   $225,747,311 22
2015/01/08 1 $1,335,176 -7% 3,875 $345   $227,082,487 23
2015/01/09 5 $2,451,597 +84% 3,402 $721   $229,534,084 24
2015/01/10 4 $4,229,048 +73% 3,402 $1,243   $233,763,132 25
2015/01/11 3 $2,696,473 -36% 3,402 $793   $236,459,605 26
2015/01/12 3 $720,719 -73% 3,402 $212   $237,180,324 27
2015/01/13 3 $1,002,331 +39% 3,402 $295   $238,182,655 28
2015/01/14 3 $787,170 -21% 3,402 $231   $238,969,825 29
2015/01/15 4 $707,290 -10% 3,402 $208   $239,677,115 30
2015/01/16 10 $1,185,833 +68% 2,220 $534   $240,862,948 31
2015/01/17 8 $2,239,463 +89% 2,220 $1,009   $243,102,411 32
2015/01/18 8 $1,479,399 -34% 2,220 $666   $244,581,810 33
2015/01/19 9 $1,074,607 -27% 2,220 $484   $245,656,417 34
2015/01/20 8 $464,445 -57% 2,220 $209   $246,120,862 35
2015/01/21 7 $327,482 -29% 2,220 $148   $246,448,344 36
2015/01/22 8 $322,615 -1% 2,220 $145   $246,770,959 37
2015/01/23 11 $662,572 +105% 1,444 $459   $247,433,531 38
2015/01/24 11 $1,301,304 +96% 1,444 $901   $248,734,835 39
2015/01/25 11 $810,427 -38% 1,444 $561   $249,545,262 40
2015/01/26 11 $201,046 -75% 1,444 $139   $249,746,308 41
2015/01/27 11 $254,633 +27% 1,444 $176   $250,000,941 42
2015/01/28 11 $206,005 -19% 1,444 $143   $250,206,946 43
2015/01/29 11 $191,042 -7% 1,444 $132   $250,397,988 44
2015/01/30 - $355,114 +86% 910 $390   $250,753,102 45
2015/01/31 15 $681,783 +92% 910 $749   $251,434,885 46
2015/02/01 13 $254,036 -63% 910 $279   $251,688,921 47
2015/02/02 15 $121,308 -52% 910 $133   $251,810,229 48
2015/02/03 15 $136,293 +12% 910 $150   $251,946,522 49
2015/02/04 - $108,088 -21% 910 $119   $252,054,610 50
2015/02/05 - $96,292 -11% 910 $106   $252,150,902 51
2015/02/06 - $178,724 +86% 503 $355   $252,329,626 52
2015/02/07 - $355,429 +99% 503 $707   $252,685,055 53
2015/02/08 - $221,879 -38% 503 $441   $252,906,934 54
2015/02/09 - $74,034 -67% 503 $147   $252,980,968 55
2015/02/10 - $67,470 -9% 503 $134   $253,048,438 56
2015/02/11 - $56,344 -16% 503 $112   $253,104,782 57
2015/02/12 - $56,907 +1% 503 $113   $253,161,689 58
2015/02/13 - $81,882 +44% 272 $301   $253,243,571 59
2015/02/14 - $196,166 +140% 272 $721   $253,439,737 60
2015/02/15 - $133,273 -32% 272 $490   $253,573,010 61
2015/02/16 - $95,577 -28% 272 $351   $253,668,587 62
2015/02/17 - $34,363 -64% 272 $126   $253,702,950 63
2015/02/18 - $29,552 -14% 272 $109   $253,732,502 64
2015/02/19 - $30,734 +4% 272 $113   $253,763,236 65
2015/02/20 - $51,151 +66% 201 $254   $253,814,387 66
2015/02/21 - $82,409 +61% 201 $410   $253,896,796 67
2015/02/22 - $52,359 -36% 201 $260   $253,949,155 68
2015/02/23 - $21,991 -58% 201 $109   $253,971,146 69
2015/02/24 - $26,389 +20% 201 $131   $253,997,535 70
2015/02/25 - $20,319 -23% 201 $101   $254,017,854 71
2015/02/26 - $20,929 +3% 201 $104   $254,038,783 72
2015/02/27 - $72,864 +248% 304 $240   $254,111,647 73
2015/02/28 - $128,923 +77% 304 $424   $254,240,570 74
2015/03/01 - $86,059 -33% 304 $283   $254,326,629 75
2015/03/02 - $33,145 -61% 304 $109   $254,359,774 76
2015/03/03 - $36,791 +11% 304 $121   $254,396,565 77
2015/03/04 - $29,433 -20% 304 $97   $254,425,998 78
2015/03/05 - $30,610 +4% 304 $101   $254,456,608 79
2015/03/06 - $55,770 +82% 291 $192   $254,512,378 80
2015/03/07 - $100,118 +80% 291 $344   $254,612,496 81
2015/03/08 - $59,709 -40% 291 $205   $254,672,205 82
2015/03/09 - $24,481 -59% 291 $84   $254,696,686 83
2015/03/10 - $28,887 +18% 291 $99   $254,725,573 84
2015/03/11 - $22,809 -21% 291 $78   $254,748,382 85
2015/03/12 - $26,914 +18% 291 $92   $254,775,296 86
2015/03/13 - $37,262 +38% 222 $168   $254,812,558 87
2015/03/14 - $63,297 +70% 222 $285   $254,875,855 88
2015/03/15 - $40,430 -36% 222 $182   $254,916,285 89
2015/03/16 - $11,477 -72% 222 $52   $254,927,762 90
2015/03/17 - $12,625 +10% 222 $57   $254,940,387 91
2015/03/18 - $12,877 +2% 222 $58   $254,953,264 92
2015/03/19 - $14,666 +14% 222 $66   $254,967,930 93
2015/03/20 - $20,390 +39% 144 $142   $254,988,320 94
2015/03/21 - $33,618 +65% 144 $233   $255,021,938 95
2015/03/22 - $21,212 -37% 144 $147   $255,043,150 96
2015/03/23 - $7,484 -65% 144 $52   $255,050,634 97
2015/03/24 - $7,058 -6% 144 $49   $255,057,692 98
2015/03/25 - $6,713 -5% 144 $47   $255,064,405 99
2015/03/26 - $6,935 +3% 144 $48   $255,071,340 100
2015/03/27 - $11,074 +60% 85 $130   $255,082,414 101
2015/03/28 - $16,979 +53% 85 $200   $255,099,393 102
2015/03/29 - $8,977 -47% 85 $106   $255,108,370 103
2015/03/30 - $2,590 -71% 85 $30   $255,110,960 104
2015/03/31 - $2,823 +9% 85 $33   $255,113,783 105
2015/04/01 - $2,800 -1% 85 $33   $255,116,583 106
2015/04/02 - $3,205 +14% 85 $38   $255,119,788 107

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/19 1 $54,724,334   3,875 $14,122   $89,131,544 5
2014/12/26 1 $40,921,395 -25% 3,875 $10,560   $168,017,513 12
2015/01/02 1 $21,732,090 -47% 3,875 $5,608   $220,602,017 19
2015/01/09 4 $9,377,118 -57% 3,402 $2,756   $236,459,605 26
2015/01/16 8 $4,904,695 -48% 2,220 $2,209   $244,581,810 33
2015/01/23 11 $2,774,303 -43% 1,444 $1,921   $249,545,262 40
2015/01/30 16 $1,290,933 -53% 910 $1,419   $251,688,921 47
2015/02/06 21 $756,032 -41% 503 $1,503   $252,906,934 54
2015/02/13 22 $411,321 -46% 272 $1,512   $253,573,010 61
2015/02/20 30 $185,919 -55% 201 $925   $253,949,155 68
2015/02/27 24 $287,846 +55% 304 $947   $254,326,629 75
2015/03/06 28 $215,597 -25% 291 $741   $254,672,205 82
2015/03/13 31 $140,989 -35% 222 $635   $254,916,285 89
2015/03/20 40 $75,220 -47% 144 $522   $255,043,150 96
2015/03/27 49 $37,030 -51% 85 $436   $255,108,370 103

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 12/12/2014 $0 0 300 300 $2,100,000 1/5/2015
Australia 12/16/2014 $0 0 605 2621 $27,079,674 7/7/2015
Austria 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Belgium 12/11/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Bolivia 12/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Brazil 12/13/2014 $6,900,000 1037 1037 1701 $19,500,000 4/5/2015
Bulgaria 12/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $1,352,852 2/19/2015
Chile 12/26/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
China 1/23/2015 $50,270,000 8076 8076 8076 $121,720,000 4/5/2015
Colombia 12/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Croatia 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Cyprus 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Czech Republic 12/12/2014 $1,509,715 147 147 648 $4,100,041 2/24/2015
Egypt 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Estonia 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Finland 12/10/2014 $0 0 0 $499,000 4/5/2015
France 12/11/2014 $14,500,000 914 914 1798 $45,900,000 7/7/2015
Germany 12/12/2014 $19,500,000 1442 1442 2884 $79,200,000 7/7/2015
Greece 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Hong Kong 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Hungary 12/18/2014 $694,550 61 61 305 $2,268,582 2/10/2015
India 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Indonesia 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Italy 12/12/2014 $0 0 647 647 $17,300,000 7/7/2015
Japan 12/13/2014 $2,500,000 644 644 1286 $12,600,000 4/5/2015
Latvia 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Lebanon 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Lithuania 12/13/2014 $152,301 12 12 33 $511,817 4/21/2015
Malaysia 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $3,000,000 4/5/2015
Mexico 12/12/2014 $6,400,000 3010 3010 4022 $17,200,000 4/5/2015
Netherlands 12/11/2014 $2,308,150 226 266 1721 $13,639,918 4/5/2015
New Zealand 12/12/2014 $1,845,229 205 205 1166 $6,101,836 4/5/2015
Norway 12/10/2014 $0 0 0 $1,030,000 4/5/2015
Panama 12/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Peru 12/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Philippines 12/11/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Poland 12/24/2014 $0 0 0 0 $5,300,000 1/5/2015
Romania 12/19/2014 $828,009 99 99 502 $2,939,962 3/5/2015
Russia (CIS) 12/18/2014 $13,559,742 2390 2390 9758 $30,300,000 7/7/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Singapore 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Slovakia 12/12/2014 $506,755 55 55 219 $1,177,666 7/7/2015
Slovenia 12/12/2014 $0 0 26 208 $568,782 2/19/2015
South Africa 12/13/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
South Korea 12/12/2014 $0 0 926 1974 $21,828,136 7/7/2015
Spain 12/13/2014 $6,300,000 0 720 720 $20,000,000 7/7/2015
Sweden 12/10/2014 $0 0 0 $16,600,000 4/5/2015
Switzerland (French Speaking) 12/11/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Switzerland (German Speaking) 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Taiwan 12/13/2014 $2,800,000 0 0 0 $2,800,000 4/5/2015
Thailand 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $3,378,995 4/5/2015
Turkey 12/13/2014 $2,357,575 442 442 1664 $8,224,458 7/7/2015
Ukraine 12/18/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Arab Emirates 12/12/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Kingdom 12/13/2014 $15,340,739 594 605 3519 $64,200,000 7/7/2015
Uruguay 12/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Venezuela 12/25/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
Rest of World $147,578,281
 
International Total$700,000,000 7/7/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/29/20151682,172 682,172$10,205,293$10,205,2931
4/5/20152266,534-61% 948,706$3,987,349$14,192,6422
4/12/20151108,813-59% 1,057,519$1,627,842$15,820,4843
4/19/2015173,239-33% 1,130,758$1,095,655$16,916,1404
4/26/2015247,542-35% 1,178,300$711,228$17,627,3685
5/3/2015629,651-38% 1,207,951$443,579$18,070,9476
5/10/20151222,401-24% 1,230,352$335,119$18,406,0667
5/17/20151624,852+11% 1,255,204$411,798$18,817,8648
5/24/2015199,374-62% 1,264,578$143,703$18,961,5679
5/31/20151719,658+110% 1,284,236$353,647$19,315,21410
6/7/20152213,833-30% 1,298,069$236,959$19,552,17411
6/14/20151623,210+68% 1,321,279$231,868$19,784,04212
6/21/20151333,845+46% 1,355,124$340,481$20,124,52213
6/28/20152422,776-33% 1,377,900$273,084$20,397,60714
7/5/20152817,415-24% 1,395,315$208,806$20,606,41215
7/12/20152223,517+35% 1,418,832$281,969$20,888,38116

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/29/20151828,334 828,334$23,185,069$23,185,0691
4/5/20152205,720-75% 1,034,054$5,758,106$28,943,1752
4/12/2015278,462-62% 1,112,516$2,189,086$31,132,2613
4/19/2015346,389-41% 1,158,905$1,296,098$32,428,3594
4/26/2015335,359-24% 1,194,264$987,920$33,416,2795
5/3/2015817,615-50% 1,211,879$493,034$33,909,3136
5/10/2015915,614-11% 1,227,493$435,305$34,344,6187
5/17/20151016,510+6% 1,244,003$461,936$34,806,5548
5/24/201567,575-54% 1,251,578$212,014$35,018,5689
5/31/2015713,667+80% 1,265,245$380,075$35,398,64310
6/7/2015178,917-35% 1,274,162$249,410$35,648,05311
6/14/20151214,384+61% 1,288,546$401,604$36,049,65712
6/21/20151128,866+101% 1,317,412$807,955$36,857,61213
6/28/20151911,193-61% 1,328,605$313,306$37,170,91814
7/5/20151611,393+2% 1,339,998$318,652$37,489,57015

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