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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)#48#33
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#98#64
All Time Worldwide#129#27
Opening Weeks#82#66
Opening Day Gross#79#51
Single Day Gross#210#109
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#64#49
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#68#37
Single Day Friday Gross#76#44
Single Day Saturday Gross#88#97
Single Day Sunday Gross#132#111
Single Day Tuesday Gross#71#54
Single Day Wednesday Gross#115#69
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#85#89
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#80#83
Opening Weekends#76#69
Opening Weekends - December#4#3
Opening Weekends - Holiday#17#16
Top 10-Day Grosses#98#75
Top 3-Day Grosses#76#73
Top 4-Day Grosses#86#77
Top 6-Day Grosses#91#76
Top 7-Day Grosses#89#75
Top 8-Day Grosses#89#77
Top 9-Day Grosses#95#76
Top 5-Day Grosses#91#77
Second Weekends#123#93
Third Weekends#46#24
Fourth Weekends#65#45
Fifth Weekends#153#107
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#670#662
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1284#1273
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1798#1785
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3628#3610
Rated PG-13#58#40
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#51#50
Widest Releases#260#58
Widest Opening Releases#254#69
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#135#45
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#139#39
Fastest to $100 million#91#77
Fastest to $150 million#92#74
Fastest to $200 million#73#61
Fastest to $250 million#80#52
Slowest to $100 million#544#558
Slowest to $200 million#101#113
Opening Weeks Adjusted#89#104
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#143#93
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#64#70
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#65#49
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#63#53
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#77#150
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#164#112
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#72#78
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#112#93
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#109#193
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#4#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted#73#93
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#16#20
Second Weekends Adjusted#143#159
Third Weekends Adjusted#51#53
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#120#117
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#71#67
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#53#68
 
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