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‘Hobbit’ Perseveres As Box Office Front-Runner For First Week In 2015

The Hobbit is still king of the Box Office. The final installment of the film franchise tacked on a respectable $21.9 million, bringing it to a total of $220.8 million in profits.

In second place was the musical adaptation Into the Woods, which has raked in over $91 million, and Unbroken, in third place has now grossed over $87 million. Not a bad week—overall, this weekend is up 6% from last year.

However, there’s always a downside:

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death opened to about $5 million less than the original did,

Meanwhile, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death opened in fourth place with $15.1 million, which is noticeably lower than its predecessor’s debut. Still though, it didn’t cost much to make, so the loss isn’t too tough for the production company behind the film.

Up next in theaters? Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, which has done phenomenally well in the four (FOUR) theaters it has premiered in so far. Roughly, it has taken in $160,000 per theater, which makes it the biggest second weekend average for a live action film ever (the former record belonged to Moulin Rouge).

It will expand in theaters January 16.

Here’s the full box office (via Box Office Mojo):

1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $21,910,000
2. Into the Woods $19,066,000
3. Unbroken $18,358,000
4. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death $15,145,000
5. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb $14,450,000
6. Annie (2014) $11,400,000
7. The Imitation Game $8,111,000
8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $7,700,000
9. The Gambler $6,300,000
10. Big Hero 6 $4,816,000


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