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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)#33#19
Showdown: 'I Am Legend' Vs. 'The Hobbit'#2#1
 
Chart RankingsI Am LegendThe Hobbit
All Time Domestic#78#46
All Time Adjusted#194#179
All Time Worldwide#101#18
Opening Weeks#60#47
Opening Day Gross#58#36
Single Day Gross#139#64
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross#39#28
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross#48#26
Single Day Friday Gross#53#28
Single Day Saturday Gross#60#68
Single Day Sunday Gross#100#82
Single Day Tuesday Gross#46#33
Single Day Wednesday Gross#89#56
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#60#63
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#58#61
Opening Weekends#55#48
Opening Weekends - December#2#1
Opening Weekends - Holiday#12#11
Top 10-Day Grosses#74#54
Top 3-Day Grosses#55#52
Top 4-Day Grosses#65#57
Top 6-Day Grosses#68#57
Top 7-Day Grosses#66#56
Top 8-Day Grosses#67#56
Top 9-Day Grosses#72#55
Top 5-Day Grosses#70#58
Martin Lurther King 4-Day Holiday Weekends#198#140
Second Weekends#94#68
Third Weekends#33#16
Fourth Weekends#50#33
Fifth Weekends#134#93
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#552#546
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#1115#1106
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1598#1588
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#3359#3344
Rated PG-13#48#31
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#40#39
Widest Releases#184#40
Widest Opening Releases#183#49
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#98#32
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#99#27
Fastest to $100 million#69#59
Fastest to $150 million#69#54
Fastest to $200 million#53#44
Fastest to $250 million#59#36
Slowest to $100 million#490#500
Slowest to $200 million#92#101
Opening Weeks Adjusted#72#86
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#123#83
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#46#51
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#53#40
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#47#37
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#57#121
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#142#100
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#54#59
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#98#82
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#96#173
Opening Weekends Adjusted - December#2#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted#57#75
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#12#16
Second Weekends Adjusted#120#135
Third Weekends Adjusted#44#46
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#110#107
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#62#56
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#43#58
 
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