Global Box Office: Final 'Hobbit' Nears $600M in Early Run

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was the No. 1 title of the Christmas holiday, finishing Sunday with worldwide earnings of $573.6 million. In North America, the New Line and MGM tentpole topped the holiday chart with a three-day gross of $41.4, pushing its 12-day domestic total to $168.5 million. The final Hobbit film also remained the dominant player overseas, grossing another $89.2 million from 62 markets for an international cume of $405.1 million. That included a $10.1 million debut in Australia.