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

December 29, 2014


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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