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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)#36#22
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#82#50
All Time Adjusted#198#184
All Time Worldwide#107#20
Opening Weeks#65#51
Opening Day Gross#63#39
Single Day Gross#152#71
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#45#31
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#51#27
Single Day Friday Gross#58#31
Single Day Saturday Gross#66#75
Single Day Sunday Gross#105#87
Single Day Tuesday Gross#52#36
Single Day Wednesday Gross#93#58
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#65#68
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#63#66
Opening Weekends#60#53
Opening Weekends - December#2#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday#13#12
Top 10-Day Grosses#79#58
Top 3-Day Grosses#60#57
Top 4-Day Grosses#70#62
Top 6-Day Grosses#74#61
Top 7-Day Grosses#72#60
Top 8-Day Grosses#72#60
Top 9-Day Grosses#77#59
Top 5-Day Grosses#75#62
Second Weekends#101#73
Third Weekends#36#17
Fourth Weekends#55#37
Fifth Weekends#137#95
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#583#577
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1158#1149
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1646#1636
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3427#3412
Rated PG-13#51#34
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#43#42
Widest Releases#199#42
Widest Opening Releases#198#51
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#103#34
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#104#29
Fastest to $100 million#74#62
Fastest to $150 million#73#57
Fastest to $200 million#57#47
Fastest to $250 million#64#39
Slowest to $100 million#505#517
Slowest to $200 million#94#104
Opening Weeks Adjusted#76#90
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#127#85
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#49#54
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#54#41
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#50#41
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#62#128
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#148#104
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#57#62
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#100#84
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#99#178
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#60#79
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#13#17
Second Weekends Adjusted#125#141
Third Weekends Adjusted#45#47
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#114#110
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#65#60
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#46#61
 
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