Biblo Baggins reclaims the top spot with the third and final movie in ‘The Hobbit’ franchise. ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ pulled in $56.22 million its opening weekend and a massive $90.63 million over its 5-day release. This fell short of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’s opening weekend of $73.6 million back in December of 2013. The movie went on to gross $958 million worldwide.
Another trilogy closer ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ finds itself in the runner up position, making $17.3 million in its debut weekend. This also started well behind ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’s $54.1 million opening back in 2009.
Settling for the bronze medal is Sony’s remake of everyone’s favorite orphan ‘Annie’ as it made $16.3 million over the weekend. The movie, starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx, has suffered though a lot in the weeks leading up to its debut. The film was leaked a month ahead of its release as part of a hack into Sony’s files which in turn harmed the films box office results.
‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ falls to fourth place in its second week earning $8.07 million.It brings its total to $38.9 million.
Rounding out the top five is the teenage sci-fi thriller ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ with $7.75 million. The movie has now brought in $289 million domestically and is one of the highest grossing films this year.
Next week, the Christmas weekend hopes to save a ailing box office when ‘Unbroken’, ‘Selma’ and ‘Big Eyes’ hit theaters.