The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Fights To Top Of Box Office (UPDATE)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies crushed the box office competition and easily won its first weekend of release. The movie, the last in the high-earning franchise, brought in $56.2 million for the three-day period. Its total debut since premiering on Wednesday came to $90.6 million.
Two other new movies, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie, were neck and neck for second place. The third film in the Night at the Museum franchise ultimately secured the #2 spot with $17.3 million. The Annie remake stayed close behind, though, at $16.3 million.
Last week’s top earner, Exodus: Gods and Kings, won a tight battle against The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 for the #4 spot, earning $8.1 million. Mockingjay, which is the second highest-grossing film of the year, took in $7.8 million for fifth place.
Wild expanded to wide release and grabbed sixth place with $4.2 million. The Chris Rock comedy Top Five followed, raking in $3.6 million to nab seventh. Not much separated it from eighth-place finisher Big Hero 6, which took in $3.6 million as well.
Rounding out the Top 10 were The Penguins of Madagascar and foreign film PK, both scoring $3.5 million in box office receipts. What did YOU see this weekend?