Los Angeles: Actress-director Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' wins the top spot by beating new releases like 'Into the Woods', 'The Gambler' and 'The Imitation Game' after earning USD 15.6 million on Christmas.
The Louis Zamperini biopic starring Jack O'Connell left the recent controversial movie 'The Interview' behind by becoming a hit in the US theaters on the festive day, reported Ace Showbiz.
'Unbroken' ranks third behind 'Sherlock Holmes' (USD 24.6 million in 2009) and 'Les Miserables (USD 18.1 million in 2012) among the big releases on the Christmas eve.
Disney's 'Into the Woods' debuted with USD 15 million followed by the final installment of 'The Hobbit' series 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' with USD 13.1 million and 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' with USD 7.4 million.
'The Gambler' starring Mark Wahlberg rounds up the top five with USD 5 million while Benedict Cumberbatch starrer 'The Imitation Game' collected USD 3 million on the first day of its wide release.
'The Interview raked in nearly USD 1 million in 330 independent theaters around the country, also it did well on VOD platforms, becoming the best-selling movie on Google Play and YouTube Movies.