Kyle J. Steenblik

Box Office Report: December 22

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This week The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies walked away with the top spot at the box office.  In a distant second is Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and then Annie.  Trailing the pack is Exodus: Gods and Kings which appears to be losing any momentum it had in its second week.  Mockingjay is also starting to lose steam now that everyone has seen it, while Wild is picking up as it expands nationwide.  This was the last big weekend of the year, next up are the holiday openers, most of which are already out in select cities.  Notably absent from this weeks new releases is The Interview, which is missing due to some issues with North Korea.


December 19-21        
TW LW Title   Weekend Gross   Total Gross
1 N The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $54,724,334 $89,131,544
2 N Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb $17,100,520 $17,100,520
3 N Annie (2014) $15,861,939 $15,861,939
4 1 Exodus: Gods and Kings $8,105,681 $38,942,192
5 2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $7,879,421 $289,356,110
6 10 Wild (2014) $4,113,752 $7,174,489
7 5 Big Hero 6 $3,642,326 $190,520,749
8 4 Top Five $3,590,013 $12,477,306
9 N P.K. $3,565,258 $3,565,258
10 3 Penguins of Madagascar $3,476,141 $64,123,602
December 12-18        
TW LW Title   Weekend Gross   Total Gross
1 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $34,407,210 $34,407,210
2 N Exodus: Gods and Kings $30,836,511 $30,836,511
3 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $17,278,440 $281,476,689
4 2 Penguins of Madagascar $9,108,752 $60,647,461
5 N Top Five $8,887,293 $8,887,293
6 5 Big Hero 6 $7,698,414 $186,878,423
7 4 Interstellar $7,533,666 $168,833,242
8 3 Horrible Bosses 2 $6,603,758 $45,574,692
9 7 The Theory of Everything $3,609,390 $18,232,573
10 6 Dumb and Dumber To $3,548,550 $82,909,160

Releasing nationwide this week in theatres:
The Gambler

Literature professor Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the operator of an illicit gambling ring while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a paternalistic loan shark. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must risk everything for a second chance.

Into the Woods

As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch (Meryl Streep), a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch’s beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.


After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

On DVD/Blu-Ray this week:

  • Continuum: Season Three (2014)
  • Union Station (1950)
  • The Trip to Italy (2014)
  • Dominion: Season 1 (2014)
  • The Good Lie (2014)
  • Appointment With Danger (1951)
  • Pride (2014)
  • Dark City (1950)
  • Rope of Sand (1949)
  • Kill la Kill Vol.3 (2013)
  • Intruders: Season 1 (2014)
  • Skidoo (1968)
  • Hurry Sundown (1967)
  • Such Good Friends (1971)
  • Traffickers (2012)
  • Sword Art Online (2014)
  • Kill la Kill Vol.3 (2013)
  • The Trip to Italy (2014)

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