“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is Top Earner of 2013 Christmas Day Box Office

Marie Skillern| December 26, 2013
The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug captured the bulk of the audiences on Christmas Day. It reigned over such big titles as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Wolf of Wall Street and even the newcomer from Fox, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Bilbo Baggins, along with his companion elves and dwarfs in The Hobbit bagged some $9.2 million on Wednesday thus garnering the top spot in the box office charts. According to Time Magazine, following behind this J.K. Rowling franchise sequel is Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which brought in $9.1 million during its release on Christmas.

Since its release last weekend, Anchorman 2 got an estimated $8 million, registering a 2 percent decrease from its earnings during its opening day. Despite its fascinating visual display, Fox’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty still paled in comparison to The Hobbit and the other big names released before it, getting only more than $7.8 million during its debut. These figures were based on estimates made by Deadline.com.

Included in the list of top grosser during Christmas Day are American Hustle with its almost $7.5 million earnings, 47 Ronin with almost $7.1 million and Disney’s Frozen getting between $6.2 and $6.4 million. Saving Mr. Banks, Grudge Match and Tyler Perry’s A Madea’s Christmas got the eighth to tenth spot, respectively.




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