Busy Christmas Weekend for Movies

By Rentek, Special for  USDR.

Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Dec. 28, 2014, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement  services.

As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Rentrak provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Rentrak’s suite of  products.

Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Warner Bros.’ “Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” loomed large over the global box office landscape as it grossed $89.2 million this weekend internationally, with approximately 11.6 million admissions on 17.1k screens in 62 markets as the international total crosses the $400 million milestone & the worldwide total is now at an astounding $573.6  million.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, are  below.

  1. Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Warner Bros. – $130.6M
  2. Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb – 20th Century Fox – $50.9M
  3. Exodus: Gods And Kings – 20th Century Fox – $37.8M
  4. Unbroken – Universal – $34.4M
  5. Into The Woods – Disney – $32.6M
  6. Big Hero 6 – Disney – $29.6M
  7. Taking Of Tiger Mountain, The – Bona Film – $25.0M
  8. Annie – Sony – $22.5M
  9. Penguins Of Madagascar – 20th Century Fox – $19.4M
  10. Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The – Multiple – $17.9M
  11. P.K. – UTV Communications – $17.8M
  12. International Market – CJ Entertainment – $14.0M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, are  below.

  1. Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Warner Bros. – $41.4M
  2. Unbroken – Universal – $31.7M
  3. Into The Woods – Disney – $31.0M
  4. Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb – 20th Century Fox – $20.6M
  5. Annie – Sony – $16.6M
  6. Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The – Lionsgate – $10.0M
  7. Gambler, The – Paramount – $9.3M
  8. Imitation Game, The – The Weinstein Company – $7.9M
  9. Exodus: Gods And Kings – 20th Century Fox – $6.8M
  10. Wild – Fox Searchlight – $5.4M
  11. Big Hero 6 – Disney – $4.9M
  12. Top Five – Paramount – $3.8M

Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.

Weekend BO Estimate  (USD)

Weekend Release Cume  (USD)

Distributor

Title

Worldwide

Int’l

Domestic

Worldwide

Int’l

Domestic

Int’l

No. of Territories

Domestic

Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

130,620,000

89,200,000

41,420,000

573,621,968

405,100,000

168,521,968

 WB

63

 WB

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

50,900,000

30,300,000

20,600,000

103,907,357

48,600,000

55,307,357

 FOX

41

 FOX

Exodus: Gods And Kings

37,750,000

31,000,000

6,750,000

149,516,909

97,000,000

52,516,909

 FOX

40

 FOX

Unbroken

34,448,340

2,700,000

31,748,340

50,040,720

2,700,000

47,340,720

 UNI

3

 UNI

Into The Woods

32,621,000

1,600,000

31,021,000

48,805,000

2,700,000

46,105,000

 DIS

7

 DIS

Big Hero 6

29,554,000

24,700,000

4,854,000

320,833,000

120,900,000

199,933,000

 DIS

52

 DIS

Taking Of Tiger Mountain, The

25,000,000

25,000,000

41,000,000

41,000,000

 BON

1

 WGUI

Annie

22,500,000

5,900,000

16,600,000

54,035,000

8,200,000

45,835,000

 SNY

22

 SNY

Penguins Of Madagascar

19,350,000

16,100,000

3,250,000

227,553,796

160,600,000

66,953,796

 FOX

44

 FOX

Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

17,900,000

7,900,000

10,000,000

669,655,981

363,000,000

306,655,981

 MUL

81

 LGF

P.K.

17,785,075

16,035,075

1,750,000

77,280,238

69,369,809

7,910,429

 UTV

24

 UTV

International Market

14,000,000

14,000,000

25,000,000

25,000,000

 CJ

1

Paddington

12,000,000

12,000,000

75,000,000

75,000,000

 MUL

26

 TWC

Love On The Cloud

10,000,000

10,000,000

19,500,000

19,500,000

 MUL

4

 CHI

Gambler, The

9,300,000

9,300,000

14,300,000

14,300,000

 PAR

1

 PAR

Imitation Game, The

8,330,000

400,000

7,930,000

36,631,000

22,000,000

14,631,000

 MUL

4

 TWC

Criminal Designer

7,700,000

7,700,000

7,762,000

7,762,000

 LOT

1

Famille Belier, La

6,000,000

6,000,000

15,000,000

15,000,000

 MUL

8

Gone with the Bullets

5,500,000

5,500,000

61,500,000

61,500,000

 MUL

1

My Love, Don’t Cross That River

5,500,000

5,500,000

18,500,000

18,500,000

 CJ

1

*Territory is a movie studio term for regions of the world consisting of various countries.

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