By Daniel Garris
Warner's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took in $1.93 million on Tuesday to continue to claim first place at the daily box office. The third and final installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy was up 9 percent over Monday and down 76 percent from last Tuesday. The Battle of the Five Armies has grossed $224.31 million through three weeks of release. That places the film 5 percent ahead of the $213.38 million 21-day take of 2013's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and 9 percent behind the $246.29 million 21-day gross of 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Unbroken held steady in second place with $1.66 million. The Angelina Jolie directed war drama from Universal was up 17 percent over Monday and down 69 percent from last Tuesday. Unbroken surpassed the $90 million mark on Tuesday and has grosses a stronger than expected $90.73 million in thirteen days. The film is running 10 percent ahead of the $82.23 million thirteen-day take of 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and 15 percent behind the $106.28 million thirteen-day gross of 2012's Django Unchained.
Disney's Into the Woods grossed $1.31 million to remain in third. The Rob Marshall directed musical featuring Meryl Streep was down 1 percent from Monday and down 80 percent from last Tuesday. It should be noted that films aimed at family audiences held up significantly weaker than films aimed at adults on Tuesday. Into the Woods has grossed a strong $93.49 million in thirteen days. The film is running 7 percent ahead of the $87.33 million thirteen-day take of 2008's Bedtime Stories and 10 percent behind the $103.50 million thirteen-day gross of 2012's Les Misérables.
Fox's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb placed in fourth with $0.81 million. The third installment of the Ben Stiller led franchise was down a significant 13 percent from Monday and down 85 percent from last Tuesday. Secret of the Tomb has grossed $91.59 million in 19 days. That gives the film a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 5.36 to 1.
The Imitation Game was up two spots and a strong 25 percent over Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.79 million. The awards season hopeful from The Weinstein Company continues to impress in moderate release, as it averaged $1,052 from 754 locations on Tuesday. The Imitation Game has grossed $31.89 million to date and will continue to expand into more locations this coming weekend.
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death was down one spot and 7 percent from Monday to land in sixth with $0.72 million. The PG-13 rated horror sequel from Relativity has grossed a stronger than expected $16.53 million in its first five days, but is also displaying signs of being extremely front-loaded thus far. The Woman in Black 2 is running 29 percent behind the $23.32 million five-day start of 2012's The Woman in Black.