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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$1,021,103,568
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%
 
Genres & FranchisesI Am LegendThe Hobbit
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#37#23
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#85#53
All Time Worldwide#110#21
Opening Weeks#68#54
Opening Day Gross#66#41
Single Day Gross#162#78
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#49#35
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#55#29
Single Day Friday Gross#61#33
Single Day Saturday Gross#70#79
Single Day Sunday Gross#109#91
Single Day Tuesday Gross#56#40
Single Day Wednesday Gross#99#60
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#70#73
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#67#70
Opening Weekends#63#56
Opening Weekends - December#2#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday#13#12
Top 10-Day Grosses#82#61
Top 3-Day Grosses#63#60
Top 4-Day Grosses#73#65
Top 6-Day Grosses#77#64
Top 7-Day Grosses#75#63
Top 8-Day Grosses#75#63
Top 9-Day Grosses#80#62
Top 5-Day Grosses#78#65
Second Weekends#104#76
Third Weekends#38#18
Fourth Weekends#57#39
Fifth Weekends#139#97
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#596#589
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1177#1167
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1667#1656
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3454#3438
Rated PG-13#52#35
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#44#43
Widest Releases#211#45
Widest Opening Releases#209#53
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#111#35
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#113#30
Fastest to $100 million#77#65
Fastest to $150 million#76#60
Fastest to $200 million#60#50
Fastest to $250 million#67#42
Slowest to $100 million#512#524
Slowest to $200 million#95#105
Opening Weeks Adjusted#79#93
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#131#86
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#53#58
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#56#43
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#52#43
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#65#132
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#152#105
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#61#66
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#102#86
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#101#182
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#62#82
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#13#17
Second Weekends Adjusted#128#144
Third Weekends Adjusted#46#48
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#115#111
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#66#61
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#47#62
 
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