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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)#51#36
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#102#67
All Time Worldwide#138#29
Opening Weeks#88#72
Opening Day Gross#84#56
Single Day Gross#221#117
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#69#54
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#70#37
Single Day Friday Gross#81#49
Single Day Saturday Gross#93#103
Single Day Sunday Gross#141#117
Single Day Tuesday Gross#76#59
Single Day Wednesday Gross#118#70
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#91#94
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#85#88
Opening Weekends#81#74
Opening Weekends - December#4#3
Opening Weekends - Holiday#17#16
Top 10-Day Grosses#104#80
Top 3-Day Grosses#81#78
Top 4-Day Grosses#92#82
Top 6-Day Grosses#97#82
Top 7-Day Grosses#95#81
Top 8-Day Grosses#95#83
Top 9-Day Grosses#101#82
Top 5-Day Grosses#97#82
Second Weekends#129#98
Third Weekends#49#27
Fourth Weekends#68#48
Fifth Weekends#158#111
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#695#687
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1314#1303
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1833#1820
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3676#3658
Rated PG-13#61#43
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#55#54
Widest Releases#277#67
Widest Opening Releases#273#79
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#145#51
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#149#45
Fastest to $100 million#97#82
Fastest to $150 million#98#79
Fastest to $200 million#77#65
Fastest to $250 million#83#55
Slowest to $100 million#553#568
Slowest to $200 million#103#115
Opening Weeks Adjusted#93#108
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#143#92
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#67#73
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#65#49
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#67#57
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#79#155
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#164#111
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#75#81
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#113#94
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#111#197
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#4#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted#77#98
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#16#20
Second Weekends Adjusted#146#163
Third Weekends Adjusted#53#55
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#123#120
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#74#69
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#56#72
 
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