A short person with big, hairy feet Dominated The Box Office

Here is your, late, box office recap:

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — $73.6 million

2. Frozen — $22.2 million

3. A Madea Christmas — $16.2 million

4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — $13.2 million

5. Thor: The Dark World — $2.7 million

Coming in first place, with no surprise, is the second Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Smaug completely dominated, I mean completely wiped the floor with everybody last weekend. However, this is down by about 13% from what The Hobbit opened up to last December, which was $84.6 million.This could be contributed to some  Tolkien fanboys who weren’t too pleased with the first Hobbit and the obvious deviations from the book, but make no mistake about, Desolation of Smaug was simply amazing. By the way, this is coming from someone who wasn’t to enthused about the first Hobbit. Smaug opened up to the fourth largest December opening all time behind the first Hobbit($84.6 million), I am Legend ( $77.2 million), and Avatar ($77 million). Even though Smaug didn’t do as good as the first Hobbit movie, it is still on pace for a  $270 million dollar domestic total and $1 billion dollar global total. Production budget was $225 million, so to break even, it will need to make somewhere around $310-$350 million dollars. Coming in second was Frozen. It is at $164.4 million domestically and had a production budget of $150 million. Also there aren’t any family movies coming out during the holidays, so I would not be surprised to see Frozen actually do better in the coming weeks. Third place was A Madea Christmas with over $16 million last weekend. Surprisingly, this is Madea worst opening weekend ever, but it was expected due to the heavy competition it faced. In fourth was Catching Fire and fifth place was the tapering off Thor: The Dark World.


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