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Box Office History for The Hobbit Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Dec 14, 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $250,000,000 $84,617,303 $303,003,568 $1,017,003,568 Play
Dec 13, 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $250,000,000 $73,645,197 $258,366,855 $960,366,855 Play
Dec 17, 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $250,000,000 $54,724,334 $255,119,788 $955,119,788 Play
 
 Totals$750,000,000 $816,490,211$2,932,490,211 
 Averages$250,000,000$70,995,611$272,163,404$977,496,737 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Domestic
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Mar 19, 2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $35,885,689 $86,286,781 $122,172,470
Apr 8, 2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $42,606,910 $62,020,656 $104,627,566
Mar 24, 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $27,758,313 $47,025,614 $74,783,927
 
 Totals$106,250,912$195,333,051$301,583,963
 Averages$35,416,971$65,111,017$100,527,988

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 27th, 2015

MCU Phase 2

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, as well as franchise box sets. I'm going to try to keep it to a dozen or so releases, as these columns are notorious for getting out of hand. Also, while there were a record number of $1 billion box office hits, there were not as many first run releases that earned stellar reviews this year. More...

Home Market Releases for November 17th, 2015

November 17th, 2015

Rush: R40 Live

It's an off week of sorts. The biggest release is extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. In fact, there are five versions of this film that are near the top of the list. There are not a lot of other first-run releases on this week's list, which means we have to look to the classics for potential Pick of the Week contenders. Fortunately, there are plenty of those worth picking up. Leading the way is The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki on Blu-ray. It is expensive, but you get a lot for your money. There is another top-notch release this week, Rush - R40 Live on DVD or Blu-ray, which wins the coveted Puck of the Week for best Canadian release. 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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Martin Freeman 3 Bilbo $2,932,490,211 $4,799,652,403 61.1%
Ian McKellen 3 Gandalf $2,932,490,211 $9,578,339,647 30.6%
Richard Armitage 3 Thorin $2,932,490,211 $3,460,128,295 84.8%
Ken Stott 3 Balin $2,932,490,211 $3,803,410,401 77.1%
James Nesbitt 3 Bofur $2,932,490,211 $3,005,705,019 97.6%
William Kircher 3 Bifur $2,932,490,211 $2,933,221,978 100.0%
Graham McTavish 3 Dwalin $2,932,490,211 $3,701,042,685 79.2%
Stephen Hunter 3 Bombur $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
John Callen 3 Oin $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Jed Brophy 3 Nori $2,932,490,211 $3,144,954,352 93.2%
Dean O'Gorman 3 Fili $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Lee Pace 3 Thranduil $2,932,490,211 $5,016,638,474 58.5%
Cate Blanchett 3 Galadriel $2,932,490,211 $10,028,903,879 29.2%
Adam Brown 3 Ori $2,932,490,211 $3,281,862,265 89.4%
Aidan Turner 3 Kili $2,932,490,211 $3,008,455,778 97.5%
Mark Hadlow 3 Dori $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Peter Hambleton 3 Gloin $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Benedict Cumberbatch 3 Smaug/Necromancer $2,932,490,211 $5,475,679,971 53.6%
Sylvester McCoy 3 Radagast $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Manu Bennett 3 Azog $2,932,490,211 $2,932,500,315 100.0%
Evangeline Lilly 2 Tauriel $1,915,486,643 $2,862,441,059 66.9%
Ian Holm 2 Old Bilbo $1,972,123,356 $6,448,282,946 30.6%
Luke Evans 2 Bard $1,915,486,643 $5,497,348,107 34.8%
Orlando Bloom 2 Legolas $1,915,486,643 $8,619,931,406 22.2%
Hugo Weaving 2 Elrond $1,972,123,356 $11,117,127,719 17.7%
Stephen Fry 2 Master of Laketown $1,915,486,643 $4,400,303,014 43.5%
John Bell 2 Bain $1,915,486,643 $2,525,974,954 75.8%
Ryan Gage 2 Alfrid $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Mikael Persbrandt 2 Beorn $1,915,486,643 $1,931,413,008 99.2%
Peggy Nesbitt 2 Sigrid $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Stephen Ure 2 Fimbul/Grinnah $1,977,370,423 $3,602,994,477 54.9%
Mary Nesbitt 2 Tilda $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Conan Stevens 2 Bolg $1,972,123,356 $2,061,027,318 95.7%
Mark Mitchinson 2 Braga $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Simon London 2 Feren $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Kelly Kilgour 2 Soury $1,915,486,643 $4,699,405,625 40.8%
Timothy Bartlett 2 Master Worrywort $1,972,123,356 $2,859,341,044 69.0%
Sarah Peirse 2 Hilda Bianca $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Nick Blake 2 Percy $1,915,486,643 $2,127,940,074 90.0%
Allan Smith 2 Ragash $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
Technical RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Peter Jackson 3 Director (3)
Screenwriter (3)
Producer (3)
$2,932,490,211 $7,150,316,051 41.0%
Guillermo Del Toro 3 Screenwriter (3) $2,932,490,211 $5,611,799,428 52.3%
Fran Walsh 3 Screenwriter (3)
Producer (3)
$2,932,490,211 $6,541,634,291 44.8%
J.R.R. Tolkien 3 Based on the Novel by (3) $2,932,490,211 $5,895,819,745 49.7%
Philippa Boyens 3 Screenwriter (3)
Co-Producer (3)
$2,932,490,211 $6,753,684,981 43.4%
Alan Horn 3 Executive Producer (3) $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Ken Kamins 3 Executive Producer (3) $2,932,490,211 $4,035,507,625 72.7%
Carolyn Blackwood 3 Executive Producer (3) $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Andrew Lesnie 3 Director of Photography (3) $2,932,490,211 $7,960,202,949 36.8%
Jabez Olssen 3 Editor (3) $2,932,490,211 $3,577,902,016 82.0%
Eileen Moran 3 Co-Producer (3) $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Carolynne Cunningham 3 Producer (3)
Assistant Director (2)
$2,932,490,211 $4,772,828,620 61.4%
Zane Weiner 3 Producer (3)
Unit Production Manager (2)
$2,932,490,211 $2,967,431,424 98.8%
Howard Shore 3 Music Compsed, Orchestrated & Conducted by (3) $2,932,490,211 $10,671,923,953 27.5%
Amy Hubbard 3 U.K. Casting by (3) $2,932,490,211 $2,935,634,109 99.9%
John Hubbard 3 U.K. Casting by (3) $2,932,490,211 $6,950,910,915 42.2%
Victoria Burrows 3 U.S. Casting by (2)
Additional Casting (1)
$2,932,490,211 $5,653,548,337 51.9%
Joe Letteri 3 Senior Visual Effects Supervisor (3) $2,932,490,211 $9,222,949,159 31.8%
Scot Boland 3 U.S. Casting by (2)
Additional Casting (1)
$2,932,490,211 $4,509,771,422 65.0%
Liz Mullane 3 New Zealand Casting by (2)
Additional Casting (1)
$2,932,490,211 $3,680,489,540 79.7%
Ann Maskrey 3 Costume Designer (3) $2,932,490,211 $2,940,712,480 99.7%
Bob Buck 3 Costume Designer (3) $2,932,490,211 $3,096,966,382 94.7%
Ann Robinson 3 Casting (Australia) (2)
Additional Casting (1)
$2,932,490,211 $3,638,047,081 80.6%
David Clayton 3 Animation Supervisor (3) $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Richard Taylor 3 Costume Designer (3)
Armour, Weapons, Creatures and Special Makeup (1)
Special Make up Effects-Armour, Weapons, Creatures and Special Make up (1)
$2,932,490,211 $7,154,144,238 41.0%
Matthew Dravitzki 3 Associate Producer (3) $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Amanda Walker 3 Associate Producer (3) $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Eric Saindon 3 Visual Effects Supervisor (3) $2,932,490,211 $5,844,756,035 50.2%
Christopher Boyes 3 Re-recording Mixer (3) $2,932,490,211 $32,222,352,600 9.1%
Glenn Boswell 3 Stunt Coordinator (3) $2,932,490,211 $5,936,739,142 49.4%
Mark Atkin 3 scale double - Thorin Oakenshield (3) $2,932,490,211 $2,932,490,211 100.0%
Toby Emmerich 2 Executive Producer (2) $1,977,370,423 $8,268,073,683 23.9%
Dan Hennah 2 Production Designer (2) $1,977,370,423 $3,795,085,748 52.1%
Miranda Rivers 2 Additional Casting (1)
Casting Director-New Zealand Casting (1)
$1,915,486,643 $1,916,879,972 99.9%
Brigitte Yorke 2 Unit Production Manager (2) $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Andy Serkis 2 Second Unit Director (2) $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Brent Burge 2 Supervising Sound Editor (2) $1,915,486,643 $2,325,372,421 82.4%
David Farmer 2 Sound Designer (2) $1,915,486,643 $4,017,715,024 47.7%
Dave Whitehead 2 Sound Designer (1)
Sound Editor (1)
$1,915,486,643 $3,090,560,519 62.0%
Michael Hedges 2 Re-recording Mixer (2) $1,915,486,643 $3,668,070,679 52.2%
Michael Semanick 2 Re-recording Mixer (2) $1,915,486,643 $13,540,469,286 14.1%
Mark Willsher 2 Music Editor (2) $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Jason Canovas 2 Dialogue Editor (1)
Supervising Sound Editor (1)
$1,915,486,643 $2,421,618,990 79.1%
Simon Bright 2 Supervising Art Director (2) $1,915,486,643 $5,480,807,723 34.9%
Andy McLaren 2 Art Director (2) $1,915,486,643 $4,699,405,625 40.8%
Brad Mill 2 Art Director (2) $1,915,486,643 $2,018,024,542 94.9%
Joshua Levinson 2 Post-Production Supervisor (2) $1,915,486,643 $2,661,586,697 72.0%
Brian Massey 2 Art Director (2) $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Tony Johnson 2 Sound Mixer (2) $1,915,486,643 $2,276,952,114 84.1%
Martin Kwok 2 Dialogue Editor (2) $1,915,486,643 $2,112,918,990 90.7%
Ray Beentjes 2 Dialogue Editor (2) $1,915,486,643 $2,018,024,542 94.9%
Matt Stutter 2 Dialogue Editor (2) $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%
Stephanie Weststrate 2 Production Supervisor (2) $1,915,486,643 $1,915,486,643 100.0%