“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is kicking asses and taking
names numbers at the box office—and by numbers we mean a total of $220.8 million in the U.S., and $722.9 million worldwide. The film very well could make it past the $1 billion mark (like with “An Unexpected Journey,” which earned $1,014,703,568 at the worldwide box office.)
Just this past weekend Peter Jackson’s last Hobbit film raked in $21.9 million.
We saw the movie, of course, and it was hands-down our faovrite of 2014. So we get it.
The final Middle-earth film has secured its place in the top spot for a third consecutive weekend. Quite impressive given that it’s competing with “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods.”
Studios and theaters are no doubt happy for the new year and a chance to bounce back from a sluggish 2014 with sales being the lowest they’ve been since 2011.