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Box office: 'Hobbit,' 'Woods,' 'Unbroken' continue to sell tickets
Box office: 'Hobbit,' 'Woods,' 'Unbroken' continue to sell tickets

The Christmas weekend box office continued strong Friday with "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Into the Woods" and "Unbroken" leading the way. The three holiday movies are each on pace to gross at least $45 million over the four-day period, which would boost the year's final weekend by as much as 10% from last year's total. The third and perhaps final "Hobbit" movie (never say never with this franchise) has now grossed $142.75 million in its first 10 days, putting it ahead of the $127.5-million 10-day take of last year's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Peter Jackson's film, like its two...

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