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Long Range Forecast: 'The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies'
on October 25, 2014 Hobbitlongrange

The final film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy opens in the midst of a typically crowded Fall season. Will fans come out in droves for one last trip to Middle Earth or will the hobbits be overshadowed by other tentpole releases? This week BoxOffice takes a closer look at the commercial prospects for the Warner Bros./New Line release.

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
(Warner Bros./New Line)

PROS:

- At this point the fan base is well established and a certain turnout can be expected. 

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Long Range Forecast

TitleOpening WeekendCumulative
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1$155,000,000$393,000,000
Interstellar$76,000,000$340,000,000
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies$68,000,000$297,000,000
Big Hero 6$51,000,000$200,000,000
Penguins of Madagascar$39,000,000$145,000,000
Dumb and Dumber To$37,000,000$93,000,000
Exodus: Gods and Kings$32,000,000$111,000,000
Horrible Bosses 2$32,000,000$107,000,000
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb$25,000,000$110,000,000
Annie (2014)$19,000,000$100,000,000
Nightcrawler$11,000,000$33,000,000
Top Five$10,500,000$29,000,000
Beyond the Lights$9,000,000$20,000,000
The Pyramid$7,000,000$16,000,000
Saw (2014 re-issue)$5,000,000$9,000,000