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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.
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$1,017,003,568
Foreign Gross$328,956,000$714,000,000
Foreign % of Worldwide56.2%70.2%
Domestic Gross$256,393,010$303,003,568
Domestic % of Worldwide43.8%29.8%
 
Genres & FranchisesI Am LegendThe Hobbit
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#35#21
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#81#49
All Time Adjusted#197#182
All Time Worldwide#106#19
Opening Weeks#64#50
Opening Day Gross#62#38
Single Day Gross#148#68
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#44#30
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#50#27
Single Day Friday Gross#57#30
Single Day Saturday Gross#64#73
Single Day Sunday Gross#103#85
Single Day Tuesday Gross#51#35
Single Day Wednesday Gross#92#58
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#64#67
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#62#65
Opening Weekends#59#52
Opening Weekends - December#2#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday#13#12
Top 10-Day Grosses#78#57
Top 3-Day Grosses#59#56
Top 4-Day Grosses#69#61
Top 6-Day Grosses#73#60
Top 7-Day Grosses#71#59
Top 8-Day Grosses#71#59
Top 9-Day Grosses#76#58
Top 5-Day Grosses#74#61
Second Weekends#100#72
Third Weekends#35#16
Fourth Weekends#53#35
Fifth Weekends#136#94
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#580#574
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1154#1145
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1641#1631
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3420#3405
Rated PG-13#50#33
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#42#41
Widest Releases#196#41
Widest Opening Releases#195#50
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#102#33
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#103#28
Fastest to $100 million#73#61
Fastest to $150 million#72#56
Fastest to $200 million#56#46
Fastest to $250 million#63#38
Slowest to $100 million#504#516
Slowest to $200 million#94#104
Opening Weeks Adjusted#75#89
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#127#85
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#48#53
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#54#41
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#49#40
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#60#126
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#148#104
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#56#61
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#100#84
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#98#177
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#59#78
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#13#17
Second Weekends Adjusted#124#140
Third Weekends Adjusted#44#46
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#112#109
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#64#58
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#45#60
 
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