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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)#31#18
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#75#45
All Time Adjusted#193#179
All Time Worldwide#94#17
Opening Weeks#55#43
Opening Day Gross#53#33
Single Day Gross#130#61
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#37#27
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#47#26
Single Day Friday Gross#48#25
Single Day Saturday Gross#55#63
Single Day Sunday Gross#93#77
Single Day Tuesday Gross#44#32
Single Day Wednesday Gross#88#56
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#56#58
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#54#56
Opening Weekends#50#43
Opening Weekends - December#2#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday#12#11
Top 10-Day Grosses#68#51
Top 3-Day Grosses#50#47
Top 4-Day Grosses#60#52
Top 6-Day Grosses#63#52
Top 7-Day Grosses#61#52
Top 8-Day Grosses#62#52
Top 9-Day Grosses#66#51
Top 5-Day Grosses#65#53
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#198#140
Second Weekends#89#66
Third Weekends#33#16
Fourth Weekends#48#33
Fifth Weekends#132#92
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#532#527
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1089#1081
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1569#1560
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3319#3305
Rated PG-13#46#30
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#35#34
Widest Releases#173#37
Widest Opening Releases#172#45
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#91#29
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#92#25
Fastest to $100 million#64#54
Fastest to $150 million#64#51
Fastest to $200 million#51#43
Fastest to $250 million#58#36
Slowest to $100 million#479#489
Slowest to $200 million#87#95
Opening Weeks Adjusted#69#82
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#122#83
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#45#50
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#53#40
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#44#37
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#58#116
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#141#100
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#53#58
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#98#82
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#96#169
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#55#70
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#12#16
Second Weekends Adjusted#119#134
Third Weekends Adjusted#44#46
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#110#107
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#61#56
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#41#53
 
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