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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)#39#24
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#87#54
All Time Worldwide#115#23
Opening Weeks#70#56
Opening Day Gross#68#43
Single Day Gross#176#88
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#52#38
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#58#32
Single Day Friday Gross#65#36
Single Day Saturday Gross#74#83
Single Day Sunday Gross#113#95
Single Day Tuesday Gross#59#43
Single Day Wednesday Gross#103#63
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#74#77
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#69#72
Opening Weekends#65#58
Opening Weekends - December#3#2
Opening Weekends - Holiday#15#14
Top 10-Day Grosses#84#63
Top 3-Day Grosses#65#62
Top 4-Day Grosses#75#67
Top 6-Day Grosses#79#66
Top 7-Day Grosses#77#65
Top 8-Day Grosses#77#65
Top 9-Day Grosses#82#64
Top 5-Day Grosses#80#67
Second Weekends#108#79
Third Weekends#39#19
Fourth Weekends#59#40
Fifth Weekends#142#99
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#616#609
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1209#1199
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1704#1693
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3505#3489
Rated PG-13#54#36
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#46#45
Widest Releases#222#47
Widest Opening Releases#219#55
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#116#37
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#118#32
Fastest to $100 million#79#67
Fastest to $150 million#78#62
Fastest to $200 million#62#52
Fastest to $250 million#69#43
Slowest to $100 million#520#532
Slowest to $200 million#96#106
Opening Weeks Adjusted#81#95
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#134#88
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#55#60
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#59#45
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#55#46
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#67#136
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#155#107
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#63#68
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#105#88
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#102#184
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#3#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted#64#84
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#15#19
Second Weekends Adjusted#130#146
Third Weekends Adjusted#47#49
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#115#112
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#67#63
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#49#64
 
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