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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)#54#39
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#106#70
All Time Adjusted#217#203
All Time Worldwide#144#31
Opening Weeks#91#75
Opening Day Gross#87#59
Single Day Gross#229#123
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#75#57
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#74#40
Single Day Friday Gross#84#52
Single Day Saturday Gross#97#107
Single Day Sunday Gross#144#120
Single Day Tuesday Gross#82#62
Single Day Wednesday Gross#123#74
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#94#97
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#88#91
Opening Weekends#84#77
Opening Weekends - December#5#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday#20#19
Top 10-Day Grosses#107#83
Top 3-Day Grosses#84#81
Top 4-Day Grosses#95#85
Top 6-Day Grosses#100#85
Top 7-Day Grosses#98#84
Top 8-Day Grosses#98#86
Top 9-Day Grosses#104#85
Top 5-Day Grosses#100#85
Second Weekends#133#102
Third Weekends#52#29
Fourth Weekends#72#50
Fifth Weekends#161#114
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#710#702
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1336#1325
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1859#1846
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3718#3700
Rated PG-13#64#45
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#58#57
Widest Releases#286#68
Widest Opening Releases#284#84
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#149#54
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#153#46
Fastest to $100 million#100#85
Fastest to $150 million#102#82
Fastest to $200 million#80#68
Fastest to $250 million#87#59
Slowest to $100 million#561#576
Slowest to $200 million#104#116
Opening Weeks Adjusted#95#111
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#146#95
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#70#76
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#68#52
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#69#59
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#81#158
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#167#114
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#78#84
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#117#98
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#113#199
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#5#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted#79#100
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#18#22
Second Weekends Adjusted#149#166
Third Weekends Adjusted#55#57
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#125#122
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#75#70
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#58#74
 
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