The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Tops Box Office for Second Straight Weekend

Posted on December 28, 2014

Smaug burning town in The Battle of the Five Armies


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies won the box office for the second consecutive weekend over the Christmas holiday weekend. It slipped only 24.3% from the prior weekend and has now made over $168 million domestically. The hit fantasy film's foreign box office is over $327 million.

The third and final Hobbit film was followed by Unbroken and Into the Woods which both had strong openings. Unbroken, which tells the amazing story of Olympian Louis Zamperini, opened in second and made $31.7 million. The film is directed by Angelina Jolie. The star-studded Into the Woods fairy tale inspired musical made $31 million and opened in third.

Into the Woods was followed by Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which made $20.6 million during its second weekend in theaters. Annie finished fifth and made $16.6 million during its second weekend in theaters. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 came in sixth and made $10 million during its sixth weekend in theaters. Its domestic gross is now over $306 million leaving it just about $26 million from passing Guardians of the Galaxy to become the top earning film of the year.

The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg, opened in 7th place. The film made $9.3 million on a weak $3,753 per theater average. The Gambler was followed by The Imitation Game, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Wild and Big Hero 6. In limited releases, Big Eyes made nearly 3 million in 1,307 theaters and The Interview made $1.8 million in 331 theaters. The Interview returned to theaters after Sony reconsidered its decision to pull the film following the devastating hack. You can find the box office chart for the weekend here.

Photo: Warner Bros