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'Hobbit' dominates strong holiday weekend
'Hobbit' dominates strong holiday weekend

It was the most wonderful time of the year for the box office. Though the box office total is still down about 5% from last year, three new films, the final “Hobbit” installment and limited-release awards contenders helped give the industry a much needed end-of-the-year boost. Compared to the same weekend last year, the box office was up 6.6%. Peter Jackson’s "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" finished on top for its second weekend, adding $54.5 million to its domestic haul. The film, based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, has made almost $170 million to date in the U.S. and Canada. Angelina Jolie-directed "Unbroken" and...

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