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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)#46#30
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#95#61
All Time Worldwide#123#25
Opening Weeks#77#63
Opening Day Gross#75#49
Single Day Gross#198#102
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#59#45
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#63#33
Single Day Friday Gross#72#42
Single Day Saturday Gross#83#92
Single Day Sunday Gross#125#105
Single Day Tuesday Gross#66#50
Single Day Wednesday Gross#108#64
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#81#84
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#76#79
Opening Weekends#72#65
Opening Weekends - December#3#2
Opening Weekends - Holiday#15#14
Top 10-Day Grosses#92#70
Top 3-Day Grosses#72#69
Top 4-Day Grosses#82#74
Top 6-Day Grosses#86#73
Top 7-Day Grosses#84#72
Top 8-Day Grosses#84#72
Top 9-Day Grosses#90#71
Top 5-Day Grosses#87#74
Second Weekends#116#87
Third Weekends#45#23
Fourth Weekends#64#44
Fifth Weekends#148#104
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#638#631
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1243#1233
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1746#1734
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3560#3543
Rated PG-13#57#38
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#49#48
Widest Releases#242#55
Widest Opening Releases#238#63
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#127#43
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#129#37
Fastest to $100 million#86#74
Fastest to $150 million#86#69
Fastest to $200 million#70#59
Fastest to $250 million#77#50
Slowest to $100 million#531#543
Slowest to $200 million#97#108
Opening Weeks Adjusted#87#102
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#136#89
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#60#66
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#61#46
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#61#51
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#74#145
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#157#108
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#68#74
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#107#89
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#107#191
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#3#5
Opening Weekends Adjusted#71#91
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#15#19
Second Weekends Adjusted#138#154
Third Weekends Adjusted#50#52
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#118#115
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#69#65
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#52#67
 
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