The Hobbit crosses $100 mn in US
Filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has ruled the US box office in its first week by crossing the $100 million milestone.
The third and final part of The Hobbit trilogy totaled $9.8 million, lifting it to $107.9 million Tuesday, reports variety.com.
The film has left behind last year’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which took in $96 million in its first week in the US on its way to a domestic total of $258 million. Though it’s not as fast as 2012’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which grossed $113 million in its first week and finished with $303 million in the US.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which released Dec 17 in US, is the third movie to pass $100 million in a week this year following The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which grossed $168.7 million in its opening week, and Guardians of the Galaxy which racked $134.4 million in its