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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)#45#30
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#94#60
All Time Worldwide#121#25
Opening Weeks#76#62
Opening Day Gross#74#48
Single Day Gross#195#100
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#58#44
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#62#33
Single Day Friday Gross#71#41
Single Day Saturday Gross#82#91
Single Day Sunday Gross#124#104
Single Day Tuesday Gross#65#49
Single Day Wednesday Gross#107#64
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#80#83
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#75#78
Opening Weekends#71#64
Opening Weekends - December#3#2
Opening Weekends - Holiday#15#14
Top 10-Day Grosses#91#69
Top 3-Day Grosses#71#68
Top 4-Day Grosses#81#73
Top 6-Day Grosses#85#72
Top 7-Day Grosses#83#71
Top 8-Day Grosses#83#71
Top 9-Day Grosses#89#70
Top 5-Day Grosses#86#73
Second Weekends#115#86
Third Weekends#45#23
Fourth Weekends#63#43
Fifth Weekends#147#103
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#632#625
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1235#1225
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1737#1725
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3548#3531
Rated PG-13#56#38
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#48#47
Widest Releases#239#54
Widest Opening Releases#235#62
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#125#42
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#127#36
Fastest to $100 million#86#74
Fastest to $150 million#86#69
Fastest to $200 million#69#58
Fastest to $250 million#76#49
Slowest to $100 million#527#539
Slowest to $200 million#97#108
Opening Weeks Adjusted#86#101
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#136#89
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#59#65
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#61#46
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#60#50
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#73#144
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#157#108
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#67#73
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#107#89
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#106#190
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#3#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted#70#90
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#15#19
Second Weekends Adjusted#137#153
Third Weekends Adjusted#50#52
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#118#115
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#69#65
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#51#66
 
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