Box Office: Smaug Hordes the Box Office Gold

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug easily took the #1 spot on the box office list with $73.7 million. That’s an impressive figure and ranks as the fourth all-time opening for a movie in December. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which set the December record with $84.6 million. has a review of the movie and the collector’s figures from the movie. You can check out both reviews here.

Frozen had another strong weekend and even a new Madea movie wasn’t able to outperform it.  Frozen took the #2 spot on the list with $22.2 million while Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas opened in 3rd with $16 million.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire slid down to 4th while Thor: The Dark World rounded out the Top 5. The Thor sequel has earned a little over $198 million in it’s six weeks at theaters. It will be interesting to see if it crosses the $200 million mark or if the highly anticipated Anchorman 2, which arrives this Wednesday, pushes it out of theaters.

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of December 13 – 15, 2013:

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (WB $73,675,000)
2. Frozen (BV $22,184,000)
3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (LGF $16,000,000)
4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (LGF $13,150,000)
5. Thor: The Dark World (BV $2,700,000)
6. Out of the Furnace (Rela. $2,320,000)
7. Delivery Man (BV $1,872,000)
8. Philomena (Wein. $1,756,000)
9. The Book Thief (Fox $1,675,000)
10. Homefront (ORF $1,637,000)

New Movies in bold.

Figures from Box Office Mojo

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