Box Office: The Hobbit Wins For Third Weekend

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies spent a third week at #1 as the final installment of the Lord of the Rings franchise brought in $21.9 million to reign for another week. The film has now grossed $220.8 million domestically and $678.6 million worldwide to date and is still looking likely to take advantage of a relatively weak January slate on its way to just about $300 million domestically. The film had a budget of $250 million.

Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film’s grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.

BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $21.9 million ($220.8 million total)
2. Into the Woods – $19.1 million ($91.2 million total)
3. Unbroken – $18.4 million ($87.8 million total)
4. The Woman in Black: Angel of Death – $15.1 million ($$15.1 million total)
5. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – $14.5 million ($89.7 million total)
6. Annie – $11.4 million ($72.6 million total)
7. The Imitation Game – $8.1 million ($30.8 million total)
8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $7.7 million ($323.9 million total)
9. The Gambler – $6.3 million ($27.6 million total)
10. Big Hero 6 – $4.8 million ($211.3 million total)