HOLLYWOOD—It was a busy weekend at the box-office, just before the massive festivities of Christmas arrives. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Annie” and “Night at the Museum” were all vying for moviegoers. So who came out on top?
It was “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” which took in just over $56 million during the three-day weekend. Since its opening Wednesday the movie grossed more than $90 million. It’s safe to say, the flick will cross the $100 million mark before Christmas arrives.
The weekend’s other new releases didn’t fare as well. “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” opened to a paltry $17 million. Far less than what its predecessor and the original opened to. Looks like this franchise has come to an end? The same sentiment can be echoed for the newest adaptation of the musical “Annie” which didn’t inspire audiences to come out with a disappointing $16.3 million. If things don’t turn around for both flicks on over the Christmas weekend, I’d say they’ll be leaving theaters sooner than you can blink.
Nabbing the #4 spot was last week’s champ “Exodus: Gods and Kings” with just over $8 million. The film which cost more than $140 million to make doesn’t look like it’ll earn its money back with moviegoers. Rounding out the top five was the flick “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” with just under $8 million. Who could have imagined that the three of the films in the top five would all be sequels this weekend!
Get ready cause “Into the Woods,” “American Sniper” and “Selma” are all slated to hit the multiplexes on Christmas Day!