Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Weekend Roundup: Box Office Results for 12/20-12/22


Welcome to this weeks edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss this weekends box office results.  The TOP 3 this weekend were The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugDisney's Frozen, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

This week, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was able to maintain the top spot while Disney's Frozen dropped one.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opened strong, managing to secure the the #2 spot with a decent opening weekend.  Let's see how they all did...


In its second weekend, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug managed to bring in a respectable amount, making $31.5 million.  This is a 57% drop from last week, which happens to be the same amount that the first film dropped in its second week.  This brings it's domestic total up to $127.6 million, and it's worldwide total up to $403.8 million.  With a slew of films coming out for Christmas, will the second Hobbit film be able to hold on to the top spot?  I definitely think it'll be in the Top 3, but we'll have to wait and see what place it takes.


Taking the #2 spot this weekend is the new Will Ferrell movie, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.  Bringing in $26.8 million on its opening 3-day weekend ($40 million over the 5-day weekend), this hilarious sequel to the instant classic from back in 2004, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, is certain to do well.  After nearly a decade of anticipation, this film didn't disappoint.  It brought much of the humor from the first film and mixed it with shades of Ferrell's other films.  A must see for any Will Ferrell fan.  But the question remains...will we see it in the Top 3 next week?  Only time will tell.


Next on the list is Frozen.  The newest Disney animated film has been doing well at the box office, staying in the Top 3 ever since it opened, five weeks ago.  This weekend, it brought in $19.6 million.  That brings it's domestic total up to $192 million and it's worldwide total up to $344.6 million.  And as I stated last week, with numbers like that, this film is well on its way to breaking $500 million worldwide before it's done.

Here's a quick rundown of this weekends results:

#1 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - $31,505,278

#2 - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - $26,776,000

#3 - Disney's Frozen - $19,642,107

Join us next week when we discuss the Christmas releases.  Which movies will be in the Top 3?  Can The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hold on to the top spot for a third week?  Or will a newcomer take the throne?  Check out next weeks WEEKEND ROUNDUP for the scoop!

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