Middle-earth made a strong comeback at the box office.
"The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies" made $11.2 million in ticket sales from Tuesday night showings, according to studio estimates.
The New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film has already pulled in roughly $125 million overseas.
The franchise's second installment,
All three films are based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, who also penned "The Lord of The Rings" series.