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Box Office: The Hobbit Crushes the Competition

Box Office: The Hobbit Crushes the Competition

Secret of the Tomb, Annie can't keep up with Middle Earth.

Published December 22, 2014

Audiences just can't get enough of Middle Earth. Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opened to a whopping $90.6 million five-day debut, easily winning the weekend box office. The film's weekend total was over $56 million, putting it well beyond the second and third place films.

Coming in at number two was Ben Stiller‘s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which opened below expectations with $17.3 million. Annie, starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, took third place with $16.3 million. Wallis has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role in the musical, which is produced by Will Smith and Jay Z.

Rounding out the top five were the controversial Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, bringing in $8.1 million and $7.8 million, respectively.

The box office is about to get flooded with a number of Christmas Day releases, including Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, Into the Woods and, of course, Selma. Will any be able to knock The Hobbit down a spot or two?

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(Photo: New Line Cinema)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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