UPDATED: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Closes In On $950 Million Globally

on January 27, 2013
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Sunday (1/27/13) Update: WB reports that The Hobbit made $7.3 million overseas this weekend from 4,580 screens, pushing its total to $646.3 million. The global cume is now $939.5 million.

A February 22 release in China should be the final boost The Hobbit needs to hit $1 billion globally. 

Key stats from WB (weekend gross/cume):

Germany - $1.3m / $85.2m
UK - $900k / $82.2m
France - $580k / $44.2m
Russia - $75k / $43.6m
Spain - $386k / $29.1m
Italy - $22k / $22.1m
Korea - $2k / $21.8m
Mexico - $110k / $19.3m
Japan - $215k / $19.3m
Brazil - $35k / $17.7m

 

Monday (1/21/13) Update: WB confirms today that The Hobbit took in $13.2 million over the weekend from 6,811 screens in 63 markets. The international cume is $632.3 million.

Sunday (1/20/13) Update: WB reports that The Hobbit made $13.2 million overseas from more than 7,400 screens in 63 markets, pushing its overseas total to $632.2 million. The fantasy flick's global total is now $919.6 million. 

Sunday (1/13/13) Update: WB reports that The Hobbit is now up to $886.1 million globally. $608 million overseas + $278.1 million domestically. Key overseas stats from WB:

The Hobbit grossed $26.1m with approximately 2.56m admissions from over 10k screens in 63 markets. This represents an excellent holdover drop of 55% post holidays, and the international cume to date is now $608m.

Australia's 3rd w/e grossed an estimated A$3.25m (US$3.4m) from 512 screens, representing a drop of 44% from the prior weekend, and ranking #2 behind LIFE OF PI (2nd w/e). The cume to date is now A$34.7m (US$36.0m). We are in great shape to play through the Summer holidays during the month of January.

Top 12 Cumes: (Weekend / drop / cume):

Germany - $4.1m / -56% / $79.8m

UK - $3.1m / -52% / $78.4m

France - $1.9m / -64% / $42.1m

Russia - $1.6m / -71% / $41.6m (post-Russian Orthodox Christmas)

Spain - $1.2m / -17% / $27.7m

Korea - $90k / -87% / $21.7m

Italy - $459k / -68% / $21.7m

Sweden (MGM) - $650k / -60% / $19.5m

Mexico - $601k / -36% / $18.4m

Japan - $759m / -32% / $17.4m

Brazil - $474k / -55% / $17.0m

Holland - $808k / -59% / $13.8m

 

Monday (1/7/13) Update: WB reports that The Hobbit's overseas gross for this past week came in higher than expected. The latest:

The Hobbit took in $58.6 million with 5.9 million admissions from 13,330 screens in 64 markets, bringing the international cume to date to $562.8 million.

Key market weekend results and cumes:

Germany - $9.5m / $74.1m/ rank #1
UK - $6.6m / $72.4m/ rank #1
France - $5.3m / $39.7m/ rank #1
Russia - $6.7m / $38.1m (rough estimate given current Orthodox Christmas holiday)
Australia - $6.1m / $29.7m / rank #1
Spain - $1.4m / $25.85m/ rank #1
Korea - $709k / $21.5m
Italy - $1.4m / $21.0m
Sweden (MGM) - $1.6m / $18.3m
Mexico - $938k / $17.3m
Brazil - $1.2m / $15.8m
Japan - $1.1m / $15.75m

 

Sunday (1/6/13) Update: WB reports that The Hobbit took in another $56.1 million overseas this weekend, pushing its global total to $825 million. Key stats:

Australia (2nd weekend) grossed an estimated A$5.85m (US$6.1m) from 560 screens. The cume to date is now A$28.6m (US$29.7m).


Top Markets By Cume: (Weekend / drop / cume):

Germany - $9.4m / -45% / $74.0m

UK - $6.5m / -41% / $72.3m

France - $5.2m / -42% / $39.6m

Russia - $5.1m / +8% / $36.4m

Spain - $1.6m / -53% / $26.0m

Korea - $715k / -63% / $21.5m

Italy - $1.4m / -61% / $20.9m

Sweden (MGM) - $1.8m / -31% / $18.5m

Mexico - $1.0m / -41% / $17.4m

Brazil - $1.2m / -34% / $15.8m

Japan - $1.1m / -4% / $15.7m

Holland - $2.1m / -29% / $12.8m

Denmark (MGM) - $910k / -63% / $11.2m

Norway (MGM) - $683k / -49% / $10.6m

Switzerland - $1.25m / -41% / $8.9m

New Zealand - $675k / -49% / $7.6m

 

Saturday (1/5/13) Update: We're projecting that The Hobbit will gross $17.5 million this weekend. That means that an overseas total of $22.8 million over the weekend would push the fantasy flick past $800 million. 

Friday (1/4/13) Update: The latest overseas data from WB is below. The domestic total is up to $246.3 million + $513.4 million overseas = $759.7 million.

Going into the weekend, THE HOBBIT has crossed the $500m milestone!

Thursday grossed an estimated $14.5m in 65 markets, bringing the cumulative total to $513.4m. We will issue an update on Sunday.

Top Market Cumes (through NZ):
Germany - $66.8m
UK- $65.8m
France - $36.3m
Russia - $32.7m
Australia - $25.1m
Spain - $24.4m
Korea - $20.9m
Italy - $19.9m
Sweden - $16.7m
Mexico - $16.4m
Brazil - $14.6m
Japan - $13.9m
Holland - $11.2m
Denmark - $10.4m
Norway - $9.9m
Switzerland - $8.2m
New Zealand - $7.2m

Tuesday (1/2/13) Update: WB reports that The Hobbit's domestic total is now $238.1 million. Add that to $464 million, the most recent overseas total, and The Hobbit now has at least $702.1 million in the bank. 

Monday (1/1/13) Update: WB reports that The Hobbit's domestic total is now up to $228.7 million.

Sunday (12/30) Update #2: The latest overseas stats from WB:

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY had another fantastic weekend, grossing $106.5m with approximately 13.7m admissions from nearly 16,600 screens in 62 territories. The holdover drop was a fantastic 12% and we continue to rank #1 for the 3rd straight week across the world, including France, Germany, Spain and the UK. The international cume through Sunday is $464m.

Key Opening:

Australia grossed an outstanding A$18m ($18.6m) from 560 screens and ranked a commanding #1. By comparison, results were:

84% ahead of LOTR 1
27% ahead of LOTR 2
41% ahead of LOTR 3
46% ahead of SKYFALL
43% ahead of AVATAR
19% ahead of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Key market holdovers (Weekend / drop / cume )

Germany (3rd): €12.6m ($16.7m) / +16% /€45.8m ($60m)
UK (3rd): £6.7m ($10.9m) / +12% / £35.8m ($57.7m)
France(3rd): €6.6m ($8.6m) / +23% / €23.8m ($31.2m)
Russia (2nd): Rbl 170m ($5.6m) / -64% / Rbl 835m ($27m)
Spain (3rd): €2.6m ($3.5m) /-28% / €17.2m ($22.4m)
Korea (3rd): Krw 1.9b ($1.7m) / -51% / Krw 21b ($19.5m)
Italy (3rd): €2.6m / $3.4m / par / € $13.7m ($17.9m)
Mexico (3rd): Ps 23m ($1.77m) / -25% / Ps 193m ($15.1m)
Sweden (MGM) (3rd ): Sek 16m / +33% / Sek 98.5m ($14.8m)
Brazil (3rd): R3.7m ($1.8m) / -21% / R28m ($13.4m)

Sunday (12/30) Update: WB estimates that The Hobbit will take in $32.9 million this weekend, pushing its domestic total to $222.7 million. The most recent overseas total is $400 million, but an updated figure is due today. The Hobbit's global haul is at least $622.7 million by now.

Saturday (12/29) Update: WB reports that The Hobbit earned $10.7 million on Friday, pushing its domestic total to $200.5 million. The worldwide take is at least $575 million at this point. 

Friday (12/28) Update: The latest overseas stats from WB:

Coming off of a strong Wednesday Boxing day, Thursday continued to deliver huge numbers generating an estimated $26m from 62 territories, an outstanding increase of 34% over last week. We continue to rank #1 in key markets and across the world, and the international cume to date now stands at $373m.

Australia's Thursday performance was an outstanding A$3.4m ($3.5m) from 557 screens, dominating the market with 52% of top 5, and 171% ahead of #2 LES MIS.

Key Market highlights (Thurs/drop or increase /cume in USD)

Germany: $4.1m / +90% / $47.3m

UK: $3.9m /+78% / $46.8m

France: $1.9m / +161% / $26.1m

Russia: $849k / -62% / $23.1m

Spain: $1m / +77% / $19m

Korea: $226k / -50% / $18.3m

Italy: $858k / +105% / $15.3m

Mexico: $512k / -9% / $13.3m

Brazil: $647k / +19% / $11.6m

Japan: $310k / -26% / $9.6m

New Zealand: $378k / +71% / $5.5m

 

Thursday (12/27) Update: Warner Bros. is reporting an updated internationally tally of $344 million for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Worldwide, the film now has now exceeded $523 million.

Wednesday Update: Warner Bros. reports that The Hobbit made $11.3 million domestically on Tuesday, pushing its total to $168.3 million. $288.5 million is the last overseas figure that Warner Bros. reported. The worldwide total is at least $456.8 million, so it's safe to say that The Hobbit has now reached $460 million worldwide based on its global strength. 

Monday Update: Warner Bros. reports that The Hobbit made even more than estimated overseas this past weekend. Domestically, the film has earned $149.9 million. Combine that with $288.5 million overseas and the worldwide total is now $438.4 million.

The overseas stats:

$96 million (10.1 million admissions from 18,417 screens in 59 markets) over the weekend. This marks a great holdover drop of 39%, with 3D contributing 60% of the total box office. The cume to date is a fantastic $288.5 million.

Top 5 Markets:

Russia (opg weekend) - stronger numbers than projected yesterday at Rbl 550m ($17.8m) with 1.9m admissions on 2,115 screens, including previews, rank #1. 3D represented 79% of the total box office.

2nd w/e Key Holdovers:

Germany - also much higher numbers than projected on Sunday at €10.8m ($14.2m) with 1.0m admissions on 1,408 screens, a drop of just 6%, ranking a strong #1. Cume to date €28.1m ($36.7m).

UK - £6.0m ($9.8m) with 986k admissions from 1,546 screens, a drop of 37%. Rank #1. Cume to date £23.9m ($38.4m).

France - €5.3m ($7.0m) with 720k admissions, a drop of 41%, rank #1, for a cume of €16.0m ($20.8m).

Spain - €3.7m ($4.8m) with 460k admissions on 1,010 screens, a drop of 40%, rank #1. Cume to date €11.6m ($15.1m).

 

Sunday Update #2: Warner Bros. reports that The Hobbit took in $91 million overseas with approximately 10 million admissions from over 18,600 screens in 59 territories, representing a good drop of 42% in the holdover markets. The overseas cume to date is now $284 million.

Key stats from WB:

Russia launched to an outstanding Rbl 520m ($16.8m) with 2.03m admissions on 2,129 screens, including previews, seizing the top spot with over 75% of the market share. 3D represented 65% of the total box office of which HFR generated 3% from 44 screens. The Russian market has grown significantly in the last 10 years, but in the interest of keeping a consistent comparative title list, results are:

995% ahead of LOTR 1
481% ahead of LOTR 2
313% ahead of LOTR 3
131% ahead of THE HUNGER GAMES
92% ahead of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
73% ahead of SKYFALL
3% ahead of THE AVENGERS
74% of AVATAR


2nd w/e Key Holdovers:

Germany produced an outstanding hold, dropping just 17% from the opening weekend, grossing an excellent €9.6m ($12.6m) with 909k admissions on 1,408 screens. We ranked a strong #1 with a 61% share of the top 10 films in the market. This brings the cume to date to €26.9m ($35.1m).

UK grossed an excellent £5.6m ($9.1m) with 923k admissions from 1,546 screens, a drop of 41%. HAUJ ranked a clear #1, ahead of opener LIFE OF PI. The cume to date is now £23.5m ($37.8m).

France took in €5.1m ($6.7m) with 690k admissions, a drop of 44% from last weekend, for a cume of €15.7m ($20.5m). The film ranked #1 in the market edging out competition from the openings of LIFE OF PI and local film DE L'AUTRE CÔTÉ DU PÉRIPH.

Spain grossed an estimated €3.2m ($4.2m) with 419k admissions on 1,010 screens, dominating at rank #1. The cume to date is €11.1m ($14.4m).

Italy generated €2.4m ($3.1m) with 324k admissions from 734 screens on its 2nd weekend. The cume to date now stands at €8.1m ($10.6m).

Mexico generated an estimated Ps ­­30.5m ($2.4m) with 522k admissions on 1,767 screens, taking the top spot in the market, bringing the cume to date to Ps. 136.7m ($10.7m).

The grosses in Japan were an estimated ¥146.2m ($1.7m) with 96k admissions on 880 screens, with a 34% drop, for a cume of ¥637.1m ($7.7m).

 

Sunday (12/23/12) Update: Warner Bros. estimates that The Hobbit will take in $36.7 million during its sophomore frame. If the estimate holds, that'll put the fantasy flick's domestic total at $149.9 million by the end of Sunday.

Saturday (12/22/12) Update: Warner Bros. estimates that The Hobbit made $10.2 million on Friday. The fantasy flick's domestic total is now $123.3 million. 

Friday (12/21/12) Update: Warner Bros. estimates that The Hobbit made another $6.6 million on Thursday, pushing its domestic total to $113.2 million.

Thursday (12/20/12) Update: Warner Bros. estimates that The Hobbit made $6.3 million on Wednesday for a domestic total of $106.5 million. 

Wednesday (12/19/12) Update: Warner Bros. reports that The Hobbit made $7.9 million on Tuesday, pushing its total in North America to $100.2 million. 

Tuesday (12/18/12) Update: Warner Bros. estimates that The Hobbit took in $7.7 million domestically on Monday for a cume of $92.3 million. The prequel will hit $100 million domestically no later than Wednesday. 

Sunday (12/16/12) Update: Warner Bros. estimates that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will open to $84.8 million during its debut frame. That sets a new unadjusted December opening-weekend record by topping the $77.21 million debut of 2007's I Am Legend. The Hobbit was unable to set a new record when adjusting for ticket price inflation. 2003's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which opened with $72.63 million in unadjusted terms, still holds that mark with an adjusted figure of $95.6 million

Saturday (12/15/12) Update: Warner Bros. estimates that The Hobbit took in $37.5 million on Friday. Boxoffice.com is projecting $95 million for the weekend.

Friday (12/14/12) Update #1: Warner Bros. is reporting this morning that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey took in $13 million from midnight screenings in North America overnight. The film debuted at 3,100 locations for a $4,193 per screen average. $1.6 million of the total came from IMAX at 326 locations.

The figure represents the best midnight gross ever in December.

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