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'The Hobbit' Beats Out 'Unbroken' & 'Into the Woods' to Win Christmas Weekend Box Office

'The Hobbit' Beats Out 'Unbroken' & 'Into the Woods' to Win Christmas Weekend Box Office

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies held strong at No. 1 for the second week in a row, earning $54.5 million for the four-day weekend!

According to THR, the flick, starring Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, and more, has taken in nearly $170 million domestically.

Coming in at No. 2 was the Angelina Jolie-directed war film Unbroken, which surpassed expectations with a whopping $47.3 million gross.

Disney’s film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, and more, was not far behind with $46.1 million, earning the third spot.

Rounding out the top five were Ben Stiller‘s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb sequel and the Annie remake, starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, and Cameron Diaz, which brought in $27.9 million and $21.2 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, the highly-controversial Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview placed No. 16, opening to an estimated $2.8 million from 331 theaters for the four-day weekend.

The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg, impressed with an estimated $14 million-plus opening, while Tim Burton‘s Big Eyes faltered with a $4.4 million gross.

Finally, Bradley Cooper‘s American Sniper grossed a whopping $850,000 from four theaters in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas for an awesome screen average of $212,500.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend?? Take our poll below!

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  • busted

    Congrats to Angelina and the cast/crew of Unbroken.

    Well done my lady.. well done..

    Success is always the best answer to haters and naysayers.

  • nani

    Way to go, Angie!

  • Bitter Betty

    So happy for Angie and the cast of unbroken. What a win after so much negativity was thrown their way. Now I sit back and enjoy the meltdown from the critics who are supposed to be adults.

  • shoes4life

    I am so happy for Angelina and the cast and crew. This pretty much cements new opportunities for more big budget films. She is on her way!

  • julianne

    Me too..

  • Guest

    Good numbers everywhere! Winning weekend for the three first spot. The hobbit regaining steem. A new adult drama and a complicated musical opening in far less screens than the others. Great variety it’s good for the cinema

  • Living in a box

    Overall, it’s wasn’t a bad weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEYOyZVWlzs

  • 55vineyard

    Really glad you liked whatever movie you saw. I am retired and live on a fixed income so where I used to go to the movies once a week or more, I now have to be very picky. Just going to the bargain matinee and buying a small popcorn on Senior day is $9 at my local theater.

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