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This next chapter of the Hobbit did not fail fans or it’s creators at the box office this past weekend. Check out the details below via Ballerstatus.
Hobbits beat out princess power at the weekend box office, as Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug debuts at #1.
The second film in the Hobbit trilogy opened with an impressive $73.7 million, pushing last weekend’s top film Frozen to #2. In the film, the dwarves — along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey — continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug.
Despite its first place position, Hobbit fell short of what the prequel’s debut, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, when it opened this same weekend last year with $84.6 million.
Disney’s Frozen lands at #2 with $22.1 million, bringing its domestic haul to $164.3 million.
The holiday-themed Tyler Perry’s a Madea Christmas opened at #3 with $16.2 million. Experts say the weather effected the film’s performance at the box office.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, bringing it domestic total to $356.9 million and worldwide total of $739.9 million. That surpasses the worldwide box office total for the original, which brought in $691 million.
Closing out the top 5 is Thor: The Dark World, earning $2.7 million.