‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Tops ‘The Woman in Black 2’ on Friday Box Office

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Tops ‘The Woman in Black 2’ on Friday Box Office
Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, for “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California on July 26, 2014. Photo by Gage Skidmore

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” topples “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” for no. 1 spot at the Friday box office, besting it at $500,000 and earning $8 million at the US box office. Read on for further details.

According to Box Office Mojo, the last installment in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy bests the recently released “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” taking no. 1 spot at the US weekend box office. “The Battle of the Five Armies” made $8 million at the weekend, passing the $200 million mark yesterday for a total of $207 million.

“The Woman in Black 2” came in at no. 2 with $7.75 million, followed by Disney’s “Into the Woods” and Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” earning about more than $7.4 million each while “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” sits at no. 5 with $5.925 million.

“The Battle of the Five Armies” is the third and final installment of “The Hobbit” trilogy, which brought an epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the company of Dwarves as they try to reclaim their homeland from the dragon Smaug. Bilbo then found himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

The fantasy epic “The Battle of the Five Armies” is directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro, based on “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien, produced by New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and WingNut Films and was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. “The Battle of the Five Armies” stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug and the Necromancer/Sauron, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Luke Evans as Bard, Lee Pace as Thranduil, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel and Christopher Lee as Saruman.

That’s it for our latest box office scoop on “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”  For more updates on upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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