UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 26th to Sunday 28th December 2014…
Peter Jackson’s final voyage to Middle-earth, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, closed out the UK box office chart of 2014 by retaining the crown for the third consecutive week, pulling in £4.25 million to push its UK haul to £28 million and counting.
SEE ALSO: The Highest Grossing Movies of 2014
In terms of the new releases, Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings was the best of the bunch, debuting in second place with £2,607,453, followed by musical remake Annie in fourth with £2,310,453 and the Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken in seventh with £656,991.
Number one this time last year: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – £4,249,226 weekend (3 weeks)
2. Exodus: Gods & Kings – £2,607,453 weekend (New)
3. Paddington – £2,558,263 weekend (5 weeks)
4. Annie – £2,310,453 weekend (New)
5. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – £1,580,395 weekend (2 weeks)
6. Dumber and Dumber To – £1,035,587 weekend (2 weeks)
7. Unbroken – £656,991 weekend (New)
8. Penguins of Madagascar – £513,030 weekend (4 weeks)
9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 – £449,632 weekend (6 weeks)
10. PK – £421,407 weekend (2 weeks)
Yesterday saw several new releases entering the UK marketplace in The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (cert. 15) [read our review here], The Theory of Everything (cert. 12A) [read our review here] and Birdman (cert. 15) [read our review here], while today’s newcomers include Enemy (cert. 15) [read our review here], The Green Ray (cert. 12A) [read our review here] and Dying of the Light (cert. 18).