LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a busy weekend at the post-Christmas box office, but despite strong showings from new openers “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods,” it was “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” that marched to the top spot for the second weekend in a row with $40.9 million.
Disney’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” came in second place with $31.1 million, while Universal’s fact-based World War II drama “Unbroken” took third with an impressive $30.6 million.
Paramount’s crime thriller “The Gambler” opened to a middling $9.1 million from 2,478 locations, while The Weinstein Company’s “Big Eyes” floundered in its debut with only $3 million from 1,307 locations.
Sony’s “The Interview” also snagged a spot in the top 20, earning $1.8 million across the weekend from 331 theaters.
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