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Box office top 20: 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' edges 'Into the Woods,' 'Unbroken'

01/05/2015 06:22 EST | Updated 03/07/2015 05:59 EST
NEW YORK, N.Y. - In a battle for holiday box-office supremacy, Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" maintained its three-week rule with $21.7 million in ticket sales over the weekend.

Disney's Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" trailed with $18.7 million, with Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" close behind with $18.2 million. Both films in their second week of release couldn't quite overcome "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," which has earned a total of $220.6 million in three weeks.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:

1. "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies," Warner Bros., $21,732,090, 3,875 locations, $5,608 average, $220,602,017, 3 weeks.

2. "Into The Woods," Disney, $18,728,441, 2,538 locations, $7,379 average, $90,871,655, 2 weeks.

3. "Unbroken," Universal, $18,169,840, 3,190 locations, $5,696 average, $87,651,495, 2 weeks.

4. "The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death," Relativity Media, $15,027,415, 2,602 locations, $5,775 average, $15,027,415, 1 week.

5. "Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb," 20th Century Fox, $14,518,274, 3,802 locations, $3,819 average, $89,847,179, 3 weeks.

6. "Annie," Sony, $11,251,393, 3,166 locations, $3,554 average, $72,460,370, 3 weeks.

7. "The Imitation Game," The Weinstein Company, $7,772,527, 754 locations, $10,308 average, $30,472,090, 6 weeks.

8. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1," Lionsgate, $7,559,954, 2,505 locations, $3,018 average, $323,734,502, 7 weeks.

9. "The Gambler," Paramount, $6,332,559, 2,494 locations, $2,539 average, $27,601,711, 2 weeks.

10. "Big Hero 6," Disney, $4,754,816, 1,913 locations, $2,486 average, $211,207,036, 9 weeks.

11. "Wild," Fox Searchlight, $4,564,093, 1,361 locations, $3,353 average, $25,880,904, 5 weeks.

12. "Exodus: Gods And Kings," 20th Century Fox, $3,817,643, 2,260 locations, $1,689 average, $61,342,935, 4 weeks.

13. "Penguins Of Madagascar," 20th Century Fox, $2,895,767, 1,585 locations, $1,827 average, $78,116,780, 6 weeks.

14. "Big Eyes," The Weinstein Company, $2,610,026, 1,408 locations, $1,854 average, $9,924,025, 2 weeks.

15. "Interstellar," Paramount, $2,460,071, 1,048 locations, $2,347 average, $182,802,094, 9 weeks.

16. "Top Five," Paramount, $2,139,861, 1,195 locations, $1,791 average, $23,740,325, 4 weeks.

17. "The Theory Of Everything," Focus Features, $1,106,331, 651 locations, $1,699 average, $24,772,350, 9 weeks.

18. "The Interview," Sony, $1,085,515, 581 locations, $1,868 average, $4,960,726, 2 weeks.

19. "Horrible Bosses 2," Warner Bros., $928,619, 702 locations, $1,323 average, $53,063,469, 6 weeks.

20. "Birdman," Fox Searchlight, $860,582, 282 locations, $3,052 average, $25,424,568, 12 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.