'Hobbit' Tops Holiday Box Office, 'The Interview' Does Pretty Decent Online

December 29, 2014

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The third Hobbit rationalized its strained existence again at the box office over the weekend, but really, the bigger success story may have happened outside theaters. While earning just under $2 million in 331 theaters, The Interview ended up bringing in another $15 million in its video on-demand debut, nearly bringing the film to the $20 million it was originally projected to make in the first place. Turns out simultaneous digital release is viable. Just so long as the film somehow first becomes an unlikely anti-terrorist symbol of free speech.

Here's the weekend top five:

1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - $41.2 million

2. Unbroken - $31.7 million

3. Into the Woods - $31 million

4. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb - $20.6 million

5. Annie - $16.6 million

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

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