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'The Hobbit' Kicks Off 2015 with Third Weekend Box Office Win

'The Hobbit' Kicks Off 2015 with Third Weekend Box Office Win

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has topped the box office for its third consecutive weekend with a $21.9 million gross!

According to THR, the flick, starring Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, and more, surpassed the $200 million mark with a domestic total of $220.8 million.

Coming in at No. 2 was Disney’s film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, and more, bringing in an additional $19.1 million.

Not far behind in third was the Angelina Jolie-directed war film Unbroken, which grossed $18.4 million for a domestic total of $87.8 million.

Rounding out the top five were Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death and Ben Stiller‘s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb sequel, which brought in $15.1 million and $14.5 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, the highly-controversial Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview dropped more than 40 percent to earn $1.1 million in its second weekend in theaters.

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

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  • lester

    Unbroken was a pile of trash. Embarrassing how a great book written by a great author had a no talent celebrity directing the feature film version. Unbroken will be remembered as the crappy film version directed by Angelina Jolie once a better film version comes out.

  • DEADP00L

    I love Tolken and thank Peter Jackson for giving us this trilogy. I certainly hope NOW Jackson will see that he can add all the scenes that didnt make it into the cinema cuts. And I dont mean minor add ins but full scenes adding hours to the blu rays just like he did for LOTR.

    Go Peter Jackson!

  • DEADP00L

    She is a prime example of how ridiculous Hollywood has become. That someone with ZERO film making schooling is allowed to take on a project that obviously deserved better. Hollywood has lost the plot.

  • spinsin

    So this my question if you hate her so much why did you even go and see her movie why even spend your money on someone you clearly have any respect for she doesn’t care if you like her you dumb ads…btw continue to support her by going to see her movies so you can still trash …if not for the love thanks for your money …idiot

  • Fabian

    Unbroken should have been adapted as a mini-series for television. His life can’t be crammed into a two hour film – that means leaving out so many aspects of his life that were just as important as the time he spent as a prisoner. Very disappointed as a fan of the book.

  • spinsin

    Fabian don’t hate it’s a smash …are you that dead singer from past..Unbroken

  • Fabian

    I don’t hate the film – just found it average and underwhelming. I don’t consider box office success to imply a film is “good”. That would mean Transformers 4 and TMNT are great movies – but they’re not, are they? I’m glad Into the Woods is getting the recognition it deserves – it’s by far the better film playing right now and it’s doing very well.

  • spinsin

    I read the book it’s great I saw the movie it’s also great sometimes u hav to take it for what it is ..Unbroken is real not a remake not a fantasy it’s real someone’s life no one wanted to take this on they were afraid a woman who only directed one movie took a huge chance on her career to direct this movie in my opinion did a amazing job everyone in the theatre applauded this movie I had never seen this happen in my life u can’t compare this to a turtle movie…really

  • Fabian

    “u hav to take it for what it is”

    No I don’t. I have certain standards when it comes to films – any film. If they are not met, I will consider the film as unsuccessful. This film had a lot going for it – award winning writers, award winning cinematographer – and it still failed. It had no substance, no heart. It focused on one part of LZ’s life and didn’t move forward. It just lingered – on and on instead of telling a story. Read the reviews by top critics at Rotten Tomatoes – hopefully you will understand why I consider this to be an unsuccessful film.

    Angelina Jolie isn’t a good director. She failed with In the Land of Blood and Honey and she failed again with Unbroken. She might learn and get better with experience but right now she’s not in the same league as Zemeckis or Bigelow who would’ve done a better job making a film about LZ’s life.

    Unbroken’s box office success has nothing to do with Jolie’s direction – it was released during Christmas and had an audience willing to see it. I mentioned T4 and TMNT (Malificient can be added as well) because they were critically panned but financially successful films, just like Unbroken. Audience reception and applause mean nothing when it comes to discussing the qualitative aspects of a film. If you’re a fan (or Brangaloonie) who is convinced this is a brilliant film, that’s fine with me.

  • spinsin

    Oh please …..some critics like it some don’t that’s life …who are you what have you done besides voice your hate for someone you don’t even know and btw the movies smash ha ha

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