Hollywood kicked off 2015 on a positive note, with three films vying for the weekend box office title. But it remained with the final chapter of “The Hobbit” for the third straight week.
Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but no movie could keep up with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”
Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of “The Interview,” Thursday.
The biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to the box office tracker’s Sunday estimates.
The latest “Hunger Games” sequel continues to dominate the box office, but some awards season hopefuls proved their might with impressive limited release showings.
“Mockingjay, Part 1″ didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of the year, according to studio estimates.
Twenty years after the 1994 original, “Dumb and Dumber To” opened with $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.
A team of animated Marvel characters rocketed past a group of astronauts at the weekend box office, but both new films landed in the $50 million range after three days.
In a scary close finish, the Jake Gyllenhaal crime thriller “Nightcrawler” and the board-game adaptation “Ouija” tied for first at the box office with $10.9 million each over the Halloween weekend.
The spirits moved “Ouija” to the top of the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to estimates on Sunday.
Brad Pitt’s bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend, capturing $23.5 million in ticket sales during its debut at the box office.
The thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing is poised to top the box office for a second week with $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to estimates.