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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)#42#27
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#90#57
All Time Worldwide#119#23
Opening Weeks#73#59
Opening Day Gross#71#45
Single Day Gross#186#94
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#54#40
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#58#32
Single Day Friday Gross#68#38
Single Day Saturday Gross#78#87
Single Day Sunday Gross#118#99
Single Day Tuesday Gross#61#45
Single Day Wednesday Gross#103#63
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#77#80
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#72#75
Opening Weekends#68#61
Opening Weekends - December#3#2
Opening Weekends - Holiday#15#14
Top 10-Day Grosses#88#66
Top 3-Day Grosses#68#65
Top 4-Day Grosses#78#70
Top 6-Day Grosses#82#69
Top 7-Day Grosses#80#68
Top 8-Day Grosses#80#68
Top 9-Day Grosses#86#67
Top 5-Day Grosses#83#70
Second Weekends#112#83
Third Weekends#41#20
Fourth Weekends#61#41
Fifth Weekends#145#101
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#623#616
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1221#1211
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1723#1711
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3528#3511
Rated PG-13#55#37
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#47#46
Widest Releases#228#48
Widest Opening Releases#224#56
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#119#38
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#121#33
Fastest to $100 million#82#70
Fastest to $150 million#82#65
Fastest to $200 million#66#55
Fastest to $250 million#72#45
Slowest to $100 million#522#534
Slowest to $200 million#97#108
Opening Weeks Adjusted#84#98
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#134#88
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#55#61
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#59#45
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#57#48
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#70#140
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#155#107
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#63#69
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#105#88
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#104#187
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#3#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted#67#87
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#15#19
Second Weekends Adjusted#134#150
Third Weekends Adjusted#48#50
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#116#113
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#68#63
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#50#65
 
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