Weekend Box Office Update

2013/12/22 19:52:36 +00:00 | Jonathan James

The Desolation of Smaug took first place this weekend with $31.4 million, but Anchorman 2 wasn't far behind. To date, The Hobbit sequel has earned $127.5 million in the US and over $400 million worldwide. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues took second place with $26.7 million and has earned a total of $40 million since opening on Wednesday. In third place, Disney's Frozen continues perform well and is nearing the $200 million mark in the US.

American Hustle expanded its theater count by 2,500 screens this weekend and earned $19.1 million. The Oscar buzz surrounding this film is likely to keep it in the top ten for quite some time. The rest of the movies on the list weren't able to crack the $10 million mark, but that's not bad news for movies like Saving Mr. Banks and A Madea Christmas that have relatively modest budgets. An interesting item to note on here is Dhoom 3, which had the highest opening weekend for any Indian movie in the US.

The top ten is likely to look quite different next week, when the following movies are released on Wednesday: 47 Ronin, Believe, Grudge Match, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Here's a look at the top ten results for this weekend:

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - $31,455,000
2. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - $26,776,000
3. Frozen - $19,163,000
4. American Hustle - $19,100,000
5. Saving Mr. Banks - $9,321,000
6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - $8,750,000
7. Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas - $8,500,000
8. Walking With Dinosaurs - $7,300,000
9. Dhoom 3 - $3,305,000
10. Thor: The Dark World - $1,328,000