Box Office: The Hobbit Leads, The Interview Falls Off

Box Office: The Hobbit Leads, The Interview Falls Off

Middle Earth epic starts the new year off with a bang.

Published January 5, 2015

Audiences dove back into Middle Earth in the new year. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies topped the box office for the third weekend in a row with a $21.9 million gross. The film, a prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has a domestic total of $220.8 million.

Coming in second place was Disney’s film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, bringing in an additional $19.1 million.

The Angelina Jolie-directed war film Unbroken, which grossed $18.4 million for a domestic total of $87.8 million, followed closely behind in third place.

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 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.

Next weekend, Golden Globe-nominated Selma expands to more screens and Taken 3 will attempt to take The Hobbit out of first place.

Click here to win a trip to the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in Phoenix, AZ, plus 4 tickets to the Big Game. 

BET.com is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

(Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

COMMENTS

Latest in news

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS

SUN, NOV 26 8P/7C

HOST ERYKAH BADU

AIRS
0

days

00HRS
00MIN
00SEC