Box office: 'Hobbit' finale tops 'Into the Woods' on New Year's Day

January 2, 2015 6:20 PM

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The final installment of the "Hobbit" trilogy held off fellow holdovers "Into the Woods" and "Unbroken" to top the box office on New Year's Day.

Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" pulled in a robust $9.3 million in U.S. and Canada ticket sales on Thursday, according to studio estimates, bringing its domestic total to $198.9 million.

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