Box Office Top Ten: "The Hobbit" Is On Fire, But Disney's Record Breaker Is "Frozen" Into Place

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is likely to become the season’s not-so-surprising smash success. The second film from The Hobbit trilogy continued to dominate the box office over the past weekend, its third in a row. Despite a number of holiday releases, Bilbo Baggins & co. held on to the Number 1. spot with $29.9 earned over the three day period, bringing its total to $190 million earned domestically in the three weeks since its release (according to Box Office Mojo).

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Bilbo Baggins keeps the lead, despite Frozen's success.

As predicted, Smaug is soaring through the holiday period and into the New Year. The only other movie to match its three-week run in 2013 has been Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. Disney’s Frozen has also been doing well on the holiday box office front, following as a close second with $28.8 million over the weekend period. Anchorman 2 fell a spot to No. 3 with $20.2 million, while American Hustle took fourth place with $19.6 million.

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Even so, Frozen is Disney's highest earning film in the US since The Lion King.

While these films have been doing predictably well, it hasn’t been a good weekend for new releases. Leonardo DiCapprio starrer The Wolf of Wall Street has been relegated to fifth place with a disappointing $18.5 million in its debut weekend, while Saving Mr. Banks debuted with $14 million. $13 million made The Secret Life of Walter Mitty seventh on its opening weekend, while Catching Fire continued its winning streak with $10.2 million on its sixth week. In 9th place, the Keanu Reaves starrer 47 Ronin barely made a ripple with $9.9 million – a disappointing debut for a flick made on a $175 million budget. Finally, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas rounded out the top 10 with $7.4 million in its third week.

If you're one of those poor souls, who are yet to see Smaug, check out the trailer below.


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