It sure was a slow weekend for ticket sales. The good news, however, is I’m back on top! The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was number one at the box office with $73.6 million.
It was no chilly reception for Frozen either, who took in another $22 million in the number two spot.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas came in at number three with $16 million. The Madea franchise is alive and well.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had some sparks left with $13 million in the number four spot.
Thor: The Dark World is still throwing some punches, taking in $2.7 million at number five.
Out of the Furnace is quickly burning out with $2.3 million at number six and a domestic total of just $9.4 million.
Delivery Man fell to number seven with $1.8 million and $28 million for a domestic total.
Philomena continues to charm her way in the top ten at number eight and $1.7 in limited release.
The Book Thief stole some more hearts at number nine with $1.6 million for this indie’s $14.8 million domestic total.
The Jason Statham penned action drama Homefront rounded out the top ten with $1.6 million. After just three weeks and a domestic gross of $18 million, perhaps Mr. Statham should still to martial arts and leave the touchy feely stuff to the professionals.
Check out the full box office report below.
1 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $73,675,000 $73,675,000
2 Frozen $22,184,000 $164,388,000
3 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas $16,000,000 $16,000,000
4 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $13,150,000 $356,982,000
5 Thor: The Dark World $2,700,000 $198,125,000
6 Out of the Furnace $2,320,000 $9,468,000
7 Delivery Man $1,872,000 $27,995,000
8 Philomena $1,756,000 $11,019,000
9 The Book Thief $1,675,000 $14,877,000
10 Homefront $1,637,000 $18,438,000
Next week is a tough call – will it be the feel good drama Saving Mr. Banks, the most buzzed about ensemble romp American Hustle or a major comeback for Will Ferrell in Anchorman 2? Here goes nothing… I’m predicting American Hustle will take the lead. Tune in to see if I’m right.
Until then, happy movie going.
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