‘Hobbit’ Finale Crosses $100 Million Mark in U.S.

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Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” has wound up its first week in U.S. theaters by crossing the $100 million milestone.

Tuesday grosses for the finale of the New Line-MGM “Hobbit” trilogy totaled $9.8 million, lifting “Five Armies” to $107.9 million.

That’s a faster pace than last year’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which took in $96 million in its first week in the U.S. on its way to a domestic total of $258 million. Though it’s not as fast 2012’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which grossed $113 million in its first week and finished with $303 million in the U.S.

“Five Armies” is the third movie to pass $100 million in the U.S. in a week this year following Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” which grossed $168.7 million in its opening week, and Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” with $134.4 million its first week.

“Five Armies” is expected to lead the four-day Christmas weekend in the U.S. with about $30 million to $35 million, followed by Disney’s opening of “Into the Woods.”

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  1. Terry L Bridges says:

    Great film…..well done in character development and spectacle too! Good stage setting for LOTR, if you haven’t seen them (gasp) watch these three first then go on!

  2. grandtess says:

    Great movie..Brilliantly done and acted..Richard Armitage owned this film

    • Dorothy Shea says:

      It was a rich tapestry indeed. l loved Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield; such depth and strength in his performance. I am looking forward to the Extended Edition to see the scenes from the trailers, but not shown in theaters. It was quite a ride!

  3. drakeca89 says:

    I enjoyed it very much!

  4. jlinn says:

    Yeah, lots of movies did $100 mil+ in their first 7 days this year: Capt America, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Transformers, X-Men, and Apes.

  5. B Rogers says:

    Godzilla also did over $100 million in its first week as well.

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