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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)#62#46
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#113#77
All Time Adjusted#223#210
All Time Worldwide#155#36
Opening Weeks#100#82
Opening Day Gross#96#64
Single Day Gross#255#140
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#89#67
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#84#46
Single Day Friday Gross#94#57
Single Day Saturday Gross#106#116
Single Day Sunday Gross#160#132
Single Day Tuesday Gross#96#72
Single Day Wednesday Gross#136#82
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#101#104
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#93#96
Opening Weekends#91#82
Opening Weekends - December#5#4
Opening Weekends - Holiday#20#19
Top 10-Day Grosses#115#89
Top 3-Day Grosses#91#86
Top 4-Day Grosses#102#91
Top 6-Day Grosses#109#92
Top 7-Day Grosses#107#91
Top 8-Day Grosses#106#93
Top 9-Day Grosses#112#92
Top 5-Day Grosses#109#92
Second Weekends#142#109
Third Weekends#58#32
Fourth Weekends#78#54
Fifth Weekends#173#123
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#766#757
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1412#1400
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1948#1934
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3844#3825
Rated PG-13#68#50
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#63#60
Widest Releases#328#86
Widest Opening Releases#324#103
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#171#66
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#176#58
Fastest to $100 million#109#92
Fastest to $150 million#109#88
Fastest to $200 million#86#74
Fastest to $250 million#93#65
Slowest to $100 million#587#604
Slowest to $200 million#112#124
Opening Weeks Adjusted#100#117
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#153#99
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#77#83
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#74#56
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#74#64
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#88#165
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#175#119
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#85#91
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#125#103
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#5#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted#84#105
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#18#22
Second Weekends Adjusted#154#172
Third Weekends Adjusted#58#60
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#128#125
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#80#76
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#61#77
 
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