The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Wins Post-Christmas Box Office (UPDATE)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies won the post-Christmas weekend at the domestic box office with $41.4 million for the Friday-Sunday period. The movie, the last in the The Hobbit trilogy, marked its second week at the top of the box office.
The fantasy epic managed to beat out two highly-anticipated debuts from the holiday week: the true survival story Unbroken, and the fairy tale musical adaptation Into the Woods. Both were neck-and-neck over the last few days, with Unbroken ultimately raking in $31.7 million to the $31 million earned by Into The Woods.
In fourth place was Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which took in $20.6 million this weekend. The new version of Annie followed at $16.6 million. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 grabbed sixth place with $10 million, moving past the $300 million mark overall in its sixth week of release.
The Mark Wahlberg remake of The Gambler made $9.3 million for the #7 spot. The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, reached $7.9 million for eighth place. Rounding out the Top 10: Biblical tale Exodus: Gods and Kings ($6.8 million) and Reese Witherspoon’s Wild ($5.4 million). What did you see see this weekend?