To absolutely nobody’s surprise, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies opens top of the pops.
Having had the year’s best opening numbers for the weekend, The Hobbit also scored the highest opening week for the year, knocking The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One off its perch. The Hunger Games did become the year’s biggest earner, a few teenagers short of passing $5.5 million.
Elsewhere, the NZ interest has almost completely shifted to video ahead of Christmas. In cinemas, The Dead Lands and Hip Hop-eration remain.