Lee Pace and Orlando Bloom as Thraduil and Legolas in the clip "Your World Will Burn" from the film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

‘The Hobbit’ Edges ‘Frozen’ to Take the Top Spot This Weekend at the Box Office


It was a well fought battle, with Frozen taking the day of Friday, but The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was able to edge the Disney film and retain the top spot at the Box Office this weekend.

The Hobbit was able to pull in an estimated $29.85 million this weekend. This brings Peter Jackson’s epic adventure to a three week total of approximately $190.3 million.

The film, which has made about 69% of its total worldwide gross from the Foreign Box Office, has made a total of $423.8 million overseas, which has made The Hobbit’s worldwide gross about $614.1 million.

This is the third weekend in a row that the second chapter in the epic Hobbit adventure has claimed the top spot, which has pretty well dominated the Box Office since its December 13th release.

Coming in second this weekend was Disney’s latest animated adventure Frozen.

Frozen came in at just over $28.8 million. This brings the film’s overall Domestic Gross to approximately $248.4 million, which is good enough to secure its place as the seventh overall grossing film of 2013.

Frozen has pulled its weight in the foreign Box Office as well, earning an estimated $243.5 million, bringing the film’s worldwide gross to about $491.1 million.

Coming in third place this weekend is Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Will Ferrell’s latest adventure as newscaster Ron Burgundy pulled in an estimated $20.2 million this weekend at the Box Office. This is just over a 24% drop from last week, falling one spot from number two.

Overall, in the film’s two weeks of release, it has earned an approximate $83.7 million at the Box Office. It will no doubt pass its predecessor’s $85.3 million in the next couple of days.

So far, if you include the film’s $25.4 million performance in the foreign Box Office, the film has grossed approximately $109.1 worldwide.

Claiming the fourth spot this weekend is David O. Russell’s latest film American Hustle.

American Hustle brought in an estimated $19.6 million this weekend, bringing its 3 week total to just over approximately $60 million.

The film has been earning some serious Oscar buzz after claiming 7 nominations at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. We all know that the Golden Globes are usually a pretty good indicator of what is to come for a film during Awards season. The Oscar nominees are set to be announced on January 16th, so it will be interesting to see what is in store.

Rounding out the Top 5 this weekend is the debut of director Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Wolf of Wall Street.

Despite nearly edging The Hobbit from the top spot on Christmas Day, the film fell to the fifth spot as the weekend progressed.

The Wolf of Wall Street, which is based on the real life adventures of fallen Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort, brought in an estimated $18.5 million this weekend, bringing its total to $34.3 million since its Christmas Day release.

Also debuting this weekend is Ben Stiller’s latest film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The film brought in an estimated $13 million, which made its debut in the seventh spot.

Universal’s 47 Ronin debuted in the number 9 spot this weekend. The film, which was delayed many times, was estimated to lose big money at the Box Office, and the studio has already started writing off a good portion of its losses on the film.

However, this is no sweat off the back of Universal. So far, they have had a pretty xcellent year with the success of film’s like Despicable Me 2 and Fast and the Furious 6.

Also debuting is Grudge Match starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. The film debuted to a meager $7.3 million. This is rather strange, considering that it was showing in about 2,838 screens, which is a little over 300 more screens than Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Here is a look at the Top 10 at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of IMDb.com and Box Office Mojo.

  Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $29.85 million $190.3 million 3
2 Frozen $28.85 million $248.4 million 6
3 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $20.15 million $83.7 million 2
4 American Hustle $19.55 million $60 million 3
5 The Wolf of Wall Street $18.5 million $34.3 million 1
6 Saving Mr. Banks $14 million $37.8 million 3
7 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty $13 million $25.6 million 1
8 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $10.2 million $391.1 million 6
9 47 Ronin $9.86 million $20.57 million 1
10 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas $7.4 million $43.7 million 3

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