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'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'

Both movies had strong openings on the same weekend (Dec. 14-16), but five years apart.


Movie Summary
I Am Legend

The Hobbit
GenreSci-Fi HorrorFantasy
StudioWarner Bros.Warner Bros.
Release DateDecember 14, 2007December 14, 2012
Domestic Gross$256,393,010$303,003,568
Running Time1 hr. 40 min.2 hrs. 46 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonintense sequences of sci-fi action and violenceextended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
 

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Domestic SummaryI Am LegendThe Hobbit
Total Gross$256,393,010$303,003,568
Opening Weekend*$77,211,321$84,617,303
Theaters3,6064,045
Average$21,411$20,919
Opening % of Total30.1%27.9%
Second Weekend Drop-56.6%-56.4%
Widest Release3,6484,100
Close DateApril 10, 2008April 25, 2013
In Release119 days / 17 weeks133 days / 19 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryI Am LegendThe Hobbit
Worldwide Gross$585,349,010$1,017,003,568
Foreign Gross$328,956,000$714,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide56.2%70.2%
Domestic Gross$256,393,010$303,003,568
Domestic % of Worldwide43.8%29.8%
 
Genres & FranchisesI Am LegendThe Hobbit
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#37#23
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#83#51
All Time Adjusted#199#185
All Time Worldwide#108#21
Opening Weeks#67#53
Opening Day Gross#65#40
Single Day Gross#159#76
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#48#34
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#54#28
Single Day Friday Gross#60#32
Single Day Saturday Gross#69#78
Single Day Sunday Gross#108#90
Single Day Tuesday Gross#55#39
Single Day Wednesday Gross#98#59
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#68#71
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#65#68
Opening Weekends#62#55
Opening Weekends - December#2#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday#13#12
Top 10-Day Grosses#81#60
Top 3-Day Grosses#62#59
Top 4-Day Grosses#72#64
Top 6-Day Grosses#76#63
Top 7-Day Grosses#74#62
Top 8-Day Grosses#74#62
Top 9-Day Grosses#79#61
Top 5-Day Grosses#77#64
Second Weekends#103#75
Third Weekends#38#18
Fourth Weekends#56#38
Fifth Weekends#137#95
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#587#581
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1163#1154
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1652#1642
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3435#3420
Rated PG-13#52#35
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#44#43
Widest Releases#205#44
Widest Opening Releases#203#52
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#106#35
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#108#30
Fastest to $100 million#76#64
Fastest to $150 million#75#59
Fastest to $200 million#59#49
Fastest to $250 million#65#40
Slowest to $100 million#507#519
Slowest to $200 million#95#105
Opening Weeks Adjusted#78#92
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#130#86
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#52#57
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#55#42
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#51#42
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#64#131
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#151#105
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#60#65
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#101#85
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#100#180
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#61#81
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#13#17
Second Weekends Adjusted#127#143
Third Weekends Adjusted#46#48
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#115#111
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#66#61
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#47#62
 
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