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Holdovers Top New Films at the Box Office

Harry Hamm
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Even though there were five new releases in exhibition this long holiday weekend, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and Disney’s “Frozen” held off the competition to finish a close first and second at the box office.

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“Hobbit” took in $29.8 million and “Frozen” took in $28.9 million in a nick & tuck race. Since they first opened, “Hobbit” has sold a total of $190.3 million in three weeks, and “Frozen” has totaled $248.4 million in six weeks. Both films are outperforming expectations.

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“Anchorman 2: The legend Continues” was third with $20.2 million.

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“American Hustle” came in fourth with $19.6 million.

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“The Wolf of Wall Street” finished fifth in the crowded field with $18.5 million. “Wolf” had fewer screenings than its competition because of it’s nearly three-hour running time. “Saving Mr. Banks” was sixth with a total of $14 million. Another newcomer, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” was seventh with a disappointing $13 million. For the balance of the information on the weekend box office numbers, click on the link below.

http://www.boxoffice.com/statistics/bo_numbers/studio_estimate/2013-12-29

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