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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)#33#19
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#79#46
All Time Adjusted#194#180
All Time Worldwide#103#18
Opening Weeks#61#48
Opening Day Gross#59#37
Single Day Gross#141#66
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#41#29
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#49#27
Single Day Friday Gross#54#29
Single Day Saturday Gross#61#69
Single Day Sunday Gross#101#83
Single Day Tuesday Gross#48#34
Single Day Wednesday Gross#91#58
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#61#64
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#59#62
Opening Weekends#56#49
Opening Weekends - December#2#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday#13#12
Top 10-Day Grosses#75#55
Top 3-Day Grosses#56#53
Top 4-Day Grosses#66#58
Top 6-Day Grosses#69#58
Top 7-Day Grosses#67#57
Top 8-Day Grosses#68#57
Top 9-Day Grosses#73#56
Top 5-Day Grosses#71#59
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#198#140
Second Weekends#96#69
Third Weekends#33#16
Fourth Weekends#52#34
Fifth Weekends#135#93
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#564#558
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1132#1123
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1616#1606
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3381#3366
Rated PG-13#49#31
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#41#40
Widest Releases#189#41
Widest Opening Releases#188#50
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#100#33
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#101#28
Fastest to $100 million#70#60
Fastest to $150 million#70#55
Fastest to $200 million#54#45
Fastest to $250 million#60#37
Slowest to $100 million#495#505
Slowest to $200 million#92#101
Opening Weeks Adjusted#73#87
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#125#84
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#47#52
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#54#41
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#48#39
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#58#122
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#144#101
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#55#60
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#100#84
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#97#174
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#58#76
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#13#17
Second Weekends Adjusted#121#137
Third Weekends Adjusted#44#46
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#111#108
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#62#57
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#44#59
 
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