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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. (New Line)
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$1,021,103,568
Foreign Gross$328,956,000$718,100,000
Foreign % of Worldwide56.2%70.3%
Domestic Gross$256,393,010$303,003,568
Domestic % of Worldwide43.8%29.7%
 
People SummaryI Am LegendThe Hobbit
Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie#6#4
 
Genres & FranchisesI Am LegendThe Hobbit
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#44#29
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#92#59
All Time Worldwide#120#24
Opening Weeks#74#60
Opening Day Gross#72#46
Single Day Gross#190#97
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#55#41
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#59#32
Single Day Friday Gross#69#39
Single Day Saturday Gross#80#89
Single Day Sunday Gross#120#101
Single Day Tuesday Gross#62#46
Single Day Wednesday Gross#104#63
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#78#81
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#73#76
Opening Weekends#69#62
Opening Weekends - December#3#2
Opening Weekends - Holiday#15#14
Top 10-Day Grosses#89#67
Top 3-Day Grosses#69#66
Top 4-Day Grosses#79#71
Top 6-Day Grosses#83#70
Top 7-Day Grosses#81#69
Top 8-Day Grosses#81#69
Top 9-Day Grosses#87#68
Top 5-Day Grosses#84#71
Second Weekends#113#84
Third Weekends#43#22
Fourth Weekends#62#42
Fifth Weekends#146#102
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#626#619
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1224#1214
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1726#1714
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3532#3515
Rated PG-13#56#38
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#48#47
Widest Releases#230#50
Widest Opening Releases#226#57
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#120#39
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#122#34
Fastest to $100 million#83#71
Fastest to $150 million#83#66
Fastest to $200 million#67#56
Fastest to $250 million#74#47
Slowest to $100 million#522#534
Slowest to $200 million#97#108
Opening Weeks Adjusted#85#99
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#134#88
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#56#62
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#59#45
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#58#49
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#71#142
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#155#107
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#64#70
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#105#88
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#105#188
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#3#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted#68#88
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#15#19
Second Weekends Adjusted#135#151
Third Weekends Adjusted#49#51
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#117#114
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#69#65
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#51#66
 
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