Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hobbit’ Continues to Rule, ‘Frozen’ Sneaks Its Way Back Up

The Hobbit

It comes as no surprise that, just as it did last year, the latest Hobbit will remain at the top of the charts for the last weekend of the year. Additionally, however, this weekend was a smashing success for holdover film Frozen, which managed to regain its spot directly beneath The Desolation of Smaug, and beat out all of the weekend’s new releases.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues to sit proudly atop the charts with earnings of $29.8 this weekend, and $190.3 million overall. It’ll likely do so into the new year, but it remains to be seen if it’ll attain the monumental $303 million of the first Hobbit film.

The second-highest earnings went to Frozen this weekend, which actually saw an increase from last weekend’s gross at $28.8 million, and a total of $248.3 million. This is already greater than the total earnings of Disney’s last enterprise, Wreck-It Ralph, which totaled at $189.4 million.

Next came last weekend’s second-highest earner, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which earned another $20.1 million for a sum of $83.6 million so far. Next came American Hustle, which also saw a rise in its weekend gross at $19.5 million for a total of $60 million.

After that came the first of our new releases, The Wolf of Wall Street, which pulled in earnings of $18.5 million; while this is below its projected gross, its total earnings of $34.3 million indicate that a lot of its audience came in before the weekend. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty came in a couple spots lower on the charts at $13 over the weekend, and $25.5 million overall.

Another couple spots lower, and we have 47 Ronin, earned squarely in its projected range with $9.8 million, and a total of $20.5 million. Grudge Match continued the trend, sitting a couple more spots lower on the charts with weekend revenues of $7.3 million and a total of $13.4 million. Last and, arguably, least came Justin Bieber’s Believe with meager weekend earnings of $2 million, and an equally modest total of $4.2 million.

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