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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)#56#41
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#110#73
All Time Adjusted#220#208
All Time Worldwide#147#33
Opening Weeks#96#80
Opening Day Gross#92#63
Single Day Gross#248#137
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#81#61
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#78#43
Single Day Friday Gross#90#56
Single Day Saturday Gross#104#114
Single Day Sunday Gross#153#128
Single Day Tuesday Gross#88#66
Single Day Wednesday Gross#127#77
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#100#103
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#92#95
Opening Weekends#89#81
Opening Weekends - December#5#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday#20#19
Top 10-Day Grosses#111#86
Top 3-Day Grosses#89#85
Top 4-Day Grosses#100#90
Top 6-Day Grosses#105#90
Top 7-Day Grosses#103#89
Top 8-Day Grosses#102#90
Top 9-Day Grosses#108#89
Top 5-Day Grosses#105#90
Second Weekends#136#105
Third Weekends#54#31
Fourth Weekends#74#52
Fifth Weekends#166#118
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#729#721
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1361#1350
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1892#1879
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3767#3749
Rated PG-13#66#48
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#61#59
Widest Releases#303#76
Widest Opening Releases#301#92
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#160#60
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#164#52
Fastest to $100 million#105#90
Fastest to $150 million#107#86
Fastest to $200 million#84#72
Fastest to $250 million#91#63
Slowest to $100 million#567#582
Slowest to $200 million#105#117
Opening Weeks Adjusted#99#115
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#149#98
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#73#79
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#71#55
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#73#63
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#87#164
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#171#118
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#81#87
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#120#101
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#5#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted#83#104
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#18#22
Second Weekends Adjusted#151#169
Third Weekends Adjusted#57#59
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#127#124
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#78#75
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#60#76
 
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