Projections: 'Hobbit' Sales Should Win Out30 Mar, 2015 By: John Latchem
Warner's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should easily debut atop the disc sales charts the week ending March 29. The film, which completes Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of the "Lord of the Rings" precursor, earned $255 million at the domestic box office.
Disney's adaptation of the stage musical Into the Woods pulled in $127.81 million in U.S. theaters, a performance that should compel it to at least a No. 2 debut on the sales charts.
Universal's Unbroken, the Angelina Jolie-directed adaptation of the book about World War II hero and Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini, should have a strong appeal to faith-based audiences and land in the No. 3 spot.
The rental chart is likely to see Universal's Dumb and Dumber To repeat in the No. 1 spot, due to availability issues and embargoes surrounding most of the new releases.
|Rank||Title||Studio||Weeks on Chart|
|Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 3/29/15|
|1||The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies||Warner||New|
|2||Into the Woods||Disney||New|
|Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 3/29/15|
|1||Dumb and Dumber To||Universal||6|
|2||Big Hero 6||Disney||5|
|3||Annie (2014)||Sony Pictures||2|