Box Office Explosion: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Seizes $90M Over Five Days Only!

Happy days are here again at the box office. Warner Bros. and industry analysts are both seeing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with a Wednesday through Sunday domestic cume $90.6M and a FSS of $56.2M. 3D  accounted for 49% of the gross with IMAX repping 15% or $13.6M over five days, and $7.7M over three.

For the  As previously reported, Five Armies received an A- overall Cinemascore, but it received an A with the under-25 demo (40% of the audience), and A- with over 25 and guys (both 60%).  Hobbits and Orcs were a B+ for women who accounted for 40%. Despite the Friday night family pic showdown between

The Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb and Annie, their gap widened over the weekend with Fox’s Ben Stiller film taking second with $17.3M per studio weekend estimates  and Sony’s Broadway orphan pic belting third with a studio reported $16.3M.

Even though industry estimates see both titles a bit lower at $17.1M and $15.9M respectively, these are decent starts for family films: their fates at the box office lie in the long haul, and history proves the six times multiple that can be gained for PG fare at this time of year, i.e. Warner Bros.’ Yogi Bear bowed during this frame in 2010 to $16.4M and finaled its domestic cume at $100.2M. Figures rolling in,MORE analysis to come.

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Skyfall wins weekend Box Office


Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in “Skyfall.” (Francois Duhamel)New releases underperformed at the box office over the weekend. “Playing for Keeps,” the rom-com with Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler, ranked only sixth for the weekend, while “Skyfall” and “Rise of the Guardians” — which have both been in theaters for several weeks already — battled for first place.

Ultimately, “Skyfall,” prevailed, earning $11 million, while “Rise of the Guardians” earned $10.5 million. “Skyfall” has now grossed $261.6 million after five weeks in theaters.

Here are the top ten movies at the box office :

1. “Skyfall,” $11 million

2. “Rise of the Guardians,” $10.5 million

3. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” $9.2 million

4. “Lincoln,” $9.1 million

5. “Life of Pi,” $8.3 million

6. “Playing for Keeps,” $6 million

7. “Wreck-It Ralph,” $4.9 million

8. “Red Dawn,” $4.3 million

9. “Flight,” $3.1 million

10. “Killing Them Softly,” $2.7 million

‘Ice Age’ Freezes Out ‘Spider-Man’ At Box Office

The latest installment of the “Ice Age” series took the top spot at the box office over the weekend, freezing out “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

“Ice Age: Continental Drift,” the fourth installment of the animated franchise from News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox, took in $46 million in its first weekend in theaters, according to the studio’s preliminary estimates.

The movie, with characters voiced by Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo, had a better opening weekend than the third “Ice Age” film, but failed to achieve the opening-weekend grosses of the second, which took in $68 million when it hit theaters in 2006.

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“The Amazing Spider-Man,” from Sony Corp.’s Columbia Pictures, took in $35 million in its second weekend in theaters, bringing its cumulative domestic total grosses to $200.9 million.

For the most part, however, the box office signaled a midsummer sluggishness in anticipation of what is expected to be one of the year’s biggest hits, the final installment of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, “The Dark Knight Rises,” which opens July 20. “Ice Age: Continental Drift” was the only major opening, and most films did steady if unremarkable business.

“The Amazing Spider-Man” was trailed by “Ted,” about the relationship between a man and his foul-mouthed teddy bear, which took in $22.1 million in its third weekend in theaters. The cumulative domestic grosses for “Ted,” from Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures, now stand at $159 million.

“Brave” from Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar Animation Studios, took the fourth spot with $10.7 million, bringing its cumulative domestic totals to $195.6 million after four weeks in theaters. And “Magic Mike,” about a group of male strippers, rounded out the top five, with $9 million at the box office. From Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. Pictures, “Magic Mike” has earned $91.9 million after three weeks in theaters.

  1. Ice Age: Continental Drift
  2. The Amazing Spider-Man
  3. Ted
  4. Brave
  5. Magic Mike
  6. Savages
  7. Madea’s Witness Protection
  8. Katy Perry: Part of Me
  9. Moonrise Kingdom
  10. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted