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'Desolation of Smaug' tops box office post-Christmas, 'Frozen' jumps new films for No. 2 spot

By Kyle Johnson,

The day after Christmas saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug keep the top spot with a decent gross, while Disney's Frozen has shown continued life over new films.

Desolation managed to earn a strong $10.5 million for Thursday, while Frozen was right behind at $9.1 million, reports Variety. The Hobbit sequel has now passed $160 million domestically.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Desolation of Smaug has now earned over $500 million worldwide.

After five weeks at the box office, Frozen has managed an excellent $220 million collectively.

Coming in at No. 3 was Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which earned $7.4 million and is enjoying a boost post-Christmas. The film has made $63.5 million since its release last weekend.

The new Leonardo DiCaprio flick, The Wolf of Wall Street managed a decent $6.6 million and $15.8 million in two days so far. American Hustle was right on its tail with $6.4 million. In fifth place was another new movie, the Ben Stiller-led film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which grossed $4.8 million and $12.6 million in two days.

Saving Mr. Banks was decent as well with a $4.7 million to place just behind Stiller's film. Keanu Reeves' 47 Ronin and the Justin Bieber documentary Believe were weak, earning $3.7 million and $1 million, respectively. The other new film of the week, Grudge Match, managed $2.2 million.

image: Warner Bros.

 
 

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