The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the victor of the holiday season box office: The film has nabbed the No. 1 spot for three weekends in a row.
The Hobbit is following in the footsteps of its predecessors — both movies also spent three consecutive weeks as the box office winner — but its numbers aren’t as impressive. While An Unexpected Journey made $31.9 million its third weekend and The Desolation of Smaug $29 million, The Battle of the Five Armies made $21.9 million.
Though a third-weekend total of $21.9 million isn’t disappointing by most standards — Unbroken and Into the Woods didn’t even reach the $20 million mark in their second weekends — it does show that the appetite for The Hobbit has weakened, however slightly, over time.
Unbroken and Into the Woods, two films that opened Christmas day and spent their first weekend nearly tied…
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