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Weekend box office: ‘The Hobbit’ holds on to the top spot

(Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

As expected, the first box office of 2015 yielded little to no change as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brought in an additional $21.9 million to remain at the top and only one new film made its way into the top 10.

Disney musical Into the Woods flip-flopped positions with Unbroken with less than a million dollars separating them at $19.9 million and 18.3 million, respectively. The follow-up to the 2012 horror flick The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death debuted at No. 4 with $15.5 million. And Ben Stiller’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb rounded out the top five spots with a draw of $14.4 million.

Also of note, the animated Big Hero 6 found its way back into the top 10 bringing in an additional $4.8 million. And Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper as well as Ava DuVernay’s Selma both made notable returns as they gear up for impending nationwide roll outs.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $21.9M

2. Into the Woods – $19M

3. Unbroken – $18.3M

4. The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death – $15.5M

5. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – $14.4M

6. Annie – $11.4M

7. The Imitation Game – $8.1M

8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1) – $7.7M

9. The Gambler – $6.3M

10. Big Hero 6 – $4.8M