Chelsea Clinton Quits NBC Gig

'The Hobbit' Holds Off Competition From 'Anchorman 2' To Top Weekend Box Office, 'Frozen' Holds Strong In Fifth Week

Victor Smith Victor Smith
December 23rd, 2013 11:03am EST

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Peter Jackson's second film in his "Hobbit" trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, held off competition from Will Ferrell's Anchorman sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, to top the weekend box office.

"Smaug" broke the $100 million mark in its second week of release, adding another $31.4 million to its gross, for a total of $127.5 million.

"Anchorman 2" upped its five-day total to $40 million, coming in second with $26 million in weekend receipts.

Disney's Frozen held strong in its fifth week of release, adding $19 million to its gross and closing in on the $200 million mark, which it should surpass next weekend.

American Hustle, which went into wide release following its six-theater debut last weekend, pulled in $19.1 million; while Tom Hanks' Walt Disney story Saving Mr. Banks, which also went wide this week, came in fifth with $9.3 million.

Of note, animated kids flick Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, which is based on a BBC miniseries of the same name, bombed at the box office, opening with just $7.3 million. The film cost over $85 million to produce.


© 2013 Starpulse.com
Photo Credits: © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved