Box Office: 'Hobbit,' 'Into the Woods,' 'Unbroken' Lead Rousing End to Holiday

January 4, 2015 4:21 PM

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Led by Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a strong slate of Christmas holdovers and new entry The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death drove revenue up more than 8 percent as a strong holiday season came to a close.

The spike in moviegoing is welcome news for Hollywood after an overall troubled 2014, when revenue tumbled more than 5 percent over 2013 and attendance hit a two-decade low.

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