Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Hobbit 2 Remains Number One

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug remained at the top spot at the box office this Holiday Weekend ($31.5 million).  While it's trailing The Hobbit per weekend, Desolation of Smaug still could make a chunk of change in the next couple of weeks as the Holiday market usually increases the box office during the week. Smaug has grossed $403.8 million worldwide.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues debuted with a strong $26.8 million and has made already $40 million since Wednesday.  Also debuting strong, is the award happy American Hustle ($19.2 million), which is a bit above expectations.

It wasn't all good news at the box office though, Fox's Walking with Dinosaurs managed an 8th place finish with $7.3 million.  The film reportedly cost $80 million to make and will have trouble recouping that amount.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Hobbit 2
2) Anchorman 2
3) Frozen
4) American Hustle 
5) Saving Mr. Banks 
6) The Hunger Games 2
7) A Madea Christmas
8) Walking with Dinosaurs 
9) Dhoom 3
10) Thor: The Dark World
$31.5 million
$26.8 million
$19.2 million
$19.1 million
$9.3 million
$8.8 million
$8.5 million
$7.3 million
$3.3 million
$1.3 million
$127.5 million
$40 million
$191.6 million
$20.2 million
$9.9 million
$371.7 million
$28.3 million
$7.3 million
$3.3 million
$200.8 million
$225 million*
$50 million
$150 million
$40 million
$35 million
$130 million
n/a
$80 million
n/a
$170 million

*As of Oct 2013 The Hobbit Films cost $561 million so far.

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