Weekend box office: ‘The Hobbit’ tops biggest weekend of 2014

December 29, 2014 7:07 PM

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Weekend box office: ‘The Hobbit’ tops biggest weekend of 2014

Hollywood had a little something extra to celebrate this holiday weekend. Despite terrorist threats centered on the theatrical release of "The Interview" that some feared might impact the Christmas box office, the second weekend of "The Hobbit" along with overperformances by newcomers "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" yielded the highest-grossing three-day frame all year.

Receipts are still being tallied, but overall the weekend saw about $210.2 million in ticket sales, up 6.5 percent from the same time frame last year, when "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was number one for the third weekend in a row with $29.0 million. The next-highest-grossing weekend this y...

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