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The ‘Hobbit’ finale started 2015 impressively, topping the U.S. box office with $9.3 million at 3,875 theaters to lift its 16-day total past $198 million.

Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” will become the 12th title among 2014 releases to top $200 million on Friday. The New Line-MGM tentpole is 10% ahead of 2013’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” at the same point and 7% behind 2012’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

“Five Armies” jumped 55% on New Year’s Day from its $6 million take on New Year’s Eve.

Disney’s eighth day of star-studded musical “Into the Woods” stayed solid with $8.1 million at 2,507 sites, pushing its eight-day total past $72 million. Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt and James Corden star in the film, based on the Stephen Sondheim musical.

Angelina Jolie’s war drama “Unbroken” remained an unexpectedly powerful player on New Year’s Day with $6.9 million at 3,131 locations to top $69 million in eight days.

“Five Armies,” “Into the Woods” and “Unbroken” have dominated moviegoing since Christmas Day and will likely continue to do so for the first weekend of 2015. Relativity’s “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” is the only new opener with 2,602 theaters showing the horror sequel.