What a whirlwind box office this weekend. Three huge Studio productions all clambering to be number one and The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug managed to stay number one for its second week in a row! The Peter Jackson epic took in $31.4 million.
Anchorman 2 came in second place, but has nothing to be ashamed about with $40 million in ticket sales.
In other news, Frozen fell to number three, taking in $19.2 million after 5 weeks in release. Talk about a hot streak!
Even with all of the recent nominations and accolades, American Hustle only brought in $19.1 million, debuting at number four. Good word of mouth should help this critical favorite climb up the chart.
Hollywood’s sweetheart, Tom Hanks, couldn’t save Saving Mr. Banks from poor ticket sales. The critically acclaimed, feel good charmer, opened at number five with just $9.3 million.
After five weeks in release, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is still heating up sales with $8.7 to add to its domestic total of $371 million.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas stirred up some holiday cheer with $8.5 million in the number seven spot.
Headed for extinction is the Fox animated stinker, Walking with Dinosaurs, which debuted at number eight with just $7.3 million. A far cry from its hefty CGI budget.
Dhoom 3 came in at number nine with $3.3 million. Am I the only one who’s never heard of Dhoom 1 or 2?
Flaxen haired hero hunk, Thor: The Dark World rounded out the top ten with $13 million towards its $200 million plus domestic total.
Check out the full box office chart below.
1 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $31,455,000 $127,500,000
2 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $26,776,000 $40,000,000
3 Frozen $19,163,000 $191,555,000
4 American Hustle $19,100,000 $20,200,000
5 Saving Mr. Banks $9,321,000 $9,947,000
6 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $8,750,000 $371,700,000
7 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas $8,500,000 $28,300,000
8 Walking with Dinosaurs $7,300,000 $7,300,000
9 Dhoom 3 $3,305,000 $3,305,000
10 Thor: The Dark World $1,328,000 $200,766,000
The Christmas rush is in full swing with two block buster hopefuls, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty fight for the top spot. I’m putting my money on Leo and the Oscar nominated Jonah Hill to pull ahead and take the win. Tune in to see if I’m right.
Until then, happy movie going!
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