Success Continues For ‘The Hobbit’ This Pre-Christmas Weekend

The Hobbit

Despite the debut of so many other heavyweights this weekend, including the highly anticipated Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, studio estimates are showing that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will come out as the highest grossing film.

The movie, which made its original US release last weekend with over 70 million in sales, saw some good carry over in its success with 31.5 million made in sales this weekend. As previously mentioned, Will Ferrell reprised his nearly ten-year-old role of Ron Burgandy for the sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and in his efforts, earned 26.8 million over the past three days after opening this past Wednesday and earning 8.1 million off of that alone, yielding for a five-day total that nears 40 million.

Other newcomers that have earned big this weekend include David O. Russell’s American Hustle, which stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence and ran very close behind Frozen, which grossed in at about 19.1 in sales. Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks – which tells the story of how the silver screen adaption of Mary Poppins came into fruition – made 9.3 million.

Make sure to check out our reviews for Anchorman 2 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug before following the jump to see this week’s top ten highest grossing films.

  1. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug – $31,500,000
  2. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – $26,800,000
  3. Frozen – $19,200,000
  4. American Hustle – $19,100,000
  5. Saving Mr. Banks – $9,300,000
  6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – $8,800,000
  7. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas – $8,500,000
  8. Walking With Dinosaurs – $7,300,000
  9. Dhoom 3 – $3,300,000
  10. Thor: The Dark World – $1,300,000
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