The second trilogy in the Middle Earth saga has had a rough journey to cinema screens, but Peter Jackson tops off his epic saga in style, although the total box office for the second group of films will be below that of the first.
The Hobbit knocks Exodus Gods and Kings right down to fourth place with Night At The Museum Secret of The Tomb entering as a new film at two and Annie entering at three.
Also new this week at the American box office are Wild at six and indian blockbuster PK at ten.
Exodus took a weekend gross of $24.5 million, a good debut weekend, especially in a weekend which saw another weak grossing weekend.
Last weeks top film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, falls to number 2 this week.
Also new on the US box office chart this week is: Top Five at 4.