Director Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies‘ has crossed USD 100 million mark in its first week in the US.
‘Five Armies’ is the third movie to pass USD 100 million in the US in a week this year, following Lionsgate’s ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’, which grossed USD 168.7 million in its opening week, and Disney-Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ with USD 134.4 million, reported Variety.
‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ is the third part based on the novel ‘The Hobbit’ by J R Tolkien. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, which is the first part of the adaptation grossed USD 113 million in its first week and ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, took in USD 96 million in US.
‘Five Armies’ was released on December 17 and is expected to lead the four-day Christmas weekend in the US with about USD 30 million to USD 35 million.