Looks like The Hobbit not only took the weekend, but it also broke my 11 week winning streak. The Peter Jackson trilogy brought in $41.4 million over the five day weekend.
Unbroken shocked the box office world by taking the number two spot with a stunning $47.3 million five day total.
Into the Woods wasn’t far behind at number three with $46.1 million, but it’s not the fairy tale numbers for which Disney had hoped.
Night at the Museum 2 stumbled to number four with $20.6 million. With a $127 million budget, this movie will soon be history.
Annie continued a steady decline into number five with $16.6 million and a domestic total of just $45.8 million. It’s a hard knock life indeed.
The Hunger Games is still making its mark at number six with $10 million and a domestic total of $306.6 million in six weeks.
The Gambler should definitely fold. This remake opened at number seven with just $9.3 million over the three day weekend. Luckily, its modest budget of $25 million will keep Marky Mark employed.
The Imitation Game climbed up to number eight with $7.9 million. The indie charmer was at number sixteen last week, but critical accolades gained a 747 additional theatre run.
After only three weeks in release, Exodus was cast down to number nine with $6.7 million and a domestic total of $52.5 million.
Rounding out the top ten was Wild with $5.4 million.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $41,420,000 $168,522,000
2 Unbroken $31,748,000 $47,341,000
3 Into the Woods $31,021,000 $46,105,000
4 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb $20,600,000 $55,307,000
5 Annie (2014) $16,600,000 $45,835,000
6 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $10,000,000 $306,656,000
7 The Gambler $9,300,000 $14,300,000
8 The Imitation Game $7,930,000 $14,631,000
9 Exodus: Gods and Kings $6,750,000 $52,517,000
10 Wild (2014) $5,415,000 $16,364,000
With virtually nothing worth mentioning opening, I’ll put my money on Middle Earth for a three-peat win next weekend.
Tune in to see if I’m right. Until then, happy movie going and happy new year!!!
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