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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)#32#18
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#77#45
All Time Adjusted#193#179
All Time Worldwide#98#17
Opening Weeks#59#46
Opening Day Gross#57#35
Single Day Gross#137#63
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#38#27
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#47#26
Single Day Friday Gross#52#27
Single Day Saturday Gross#59#67
Single Day Sunday Gross#99#81
Single Day Tuesday Gross#45#32
Single Day Wednesday Gross#88#56
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#59#62
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#57#60
Opening Weekends#54#47
Opening Weekends - December#2#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday#12#11
Top 10-Day Grosses#73#53
Top 3-Day Grosses#54#51
Top 4-Day Grosses#64#56
Top 6-Day Grosses#67#56
Top 7-Day Grosses#65#55
Top 8-Day Grosses#66#55
Top 9-Day Grosses#71#54
Top 5-Day Grosses#69#57
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#198#140
Second Weekends#93#67
Third Weekends#33#16
Fourth Weekends#49#33
Fifth Weekends#133#92
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#546#541
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1105#1097
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1587#1578
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3341#3327
Rated PG-13#47#30
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#39#38
Widest Releases#181#40
Widest Opening Releases#180#48
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#96#31
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#97#27
Fastest to $100 million#68#58
Fastest to $150 million#68#53
Fastest to $200 million#52#43
Fastest to $250 million#58#36
Slowest to $100 million#487#497
Slowest to $200 million#90#99
Opening Weeks Adjusted#71#85
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#123#83
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#45#50
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#53#40
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#46#37
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#57#120
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#142#100
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#53#58
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#98#82
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#96#172
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#56#74
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#42#57
 
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