Weekly Box Office Round-Up: One Ring to Find Them

This past Christmas week, a bunch of new movies opened, including Unbroken, Into the Woods, The Gambler and The Interview (oh, wait, never mind on that last one). Let's take a look at this past week's box office.

#1 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies- $41,420,000

On it second week, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies came in first place. There was little doubt from anyone that this movie would be a juggernaut at the box office. The first Hobbit film crossed $1 billion and the second came close, short of only about $50 million dollars. I think The Battle of the Five Armies has a really good chance at crossing the $1 billion dollar mark. As to whether it can beat Transformers: Age of Extinction for the highest grossing film of 2014 worldwide, we'll just have to wait and see. You can read our review of the film here.  

#2 Unbroken- $31,748,000

On its opening weekend, Unbroken came in second place. While the film has been getting bad reviews from critics, it has still managed to get people excited from its well-done trailers and having a big name like Angelina Jolie as its director. Still, I think the movie will have a presence in the upcoming few weeks, but I don't think it's going to be a powerhouse at all. 

#3 Into the Woods- $31,021,000

On its opening weekend, Into the Woods came in third place. With star power such as Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine as well as having such a fan-base, it's surprising to me that it didn't pass Unbroken. But it did get pretty close. I think over the next few weeks, it's going to make a pretty decent amount of money. 

#4 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb- $20,600,000

On its second week, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb came in fourth place. The film hasn't been doing that great at the domestic box office, making so far only a third of its initial budget. It seems as though people are getting kind of tired of this series, which is probably why this is the last Night at the Museum movie.

#5 Annie- $16,600,000

On its second week, Annie came in fifth place. With the release of the new musical movie Into the Woods, it's no wonder this one went down. I don't think this movie will even be on the top 5 list next week. Those who wanted to see it probably saw it opening weekend and now Into the Woods will take away from its income. But who knows? For all we know, Annie could beat Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time. Yeah, even I can't write that sentence with a serious face.

To re-cap, #1 was The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, #2 was Unbroken, #3 was Into the Woods, #4 was Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and #5 was Annie

Next week, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death opens. I think The Hobbit will take top place again with Unbroken right behind it again. 

What do you think of this week's box office? What will be number one next week? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Written by: Nate
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