‘The Hobbit’ tops ‘Anchorman 2’ at box office

NEW YORK (AP) – “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” couldn’t overcome “The Hobbit: The DesolationofSmaug” at the box office.Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” sequel led business at North American movie theaters for the second straight week, tallying $31.5 million over the weekend. Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman 2” debuted with $26.2 million, according to final studio figures released Monday.—

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:

1. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Warner Bros., $31,505,278, 3,928 locations, $8,021 average, $127,550,695, 2 weeks.

2. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” Paramount, $26,234,000, 3,507 locations, $7,480 average, $39,457,000, 1 week.

3. “Frozen,” Disney, $19,642,107, 3,540 locations, $5,549 average, $192,034,117, 5 weeks.

4. “American Hustle,” Sony, $17,901,068, 2,507 locations, $7,140 average, $19,014,436, 2 weeks.

5. “Saving Mr. Banks,” Disney, $9,344,381, 2,110 locations, $4,429 average, $9,969,867, 2 weeks.

6. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Lionsgate, $8,764,479, 2,949 locations, $2,972 average, $371,718,275, 5 weeks.

7. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas,” Lionsgate, $8,384,980, 2,194 locations, $3,822 average, $28,155,257, 2 weeks.

8. “Walking With Dinosaurs,” 20th Century Fox, $7,091,938, 3,231 locations, $2,195 average, $7,091,938, 1 week.

9. “Dhoom 3,” Yash Raj Films, $3,152,590, 239 locations, $13,191 average, $3,422,590, 1 week.

10. “Thor: The Dark World,” Disney, $1,341,763, 1,116 locations, $1,202 average, $200,779,871, 7 weeks.

11. “Philomena,” The Weinstein Company, $1,210,637, 738 locations, $1,640 average, $13,322,189, 5 weeks.

12. “Inside Llewyn Davis,” CBS Films, $1,081,364, 148 locations, $7,307 average, $2,132,514, 3 weeks.

13. “The Book Thief,” 20th Century Fox, $753,408, 680 locations, $1,108 average, $16,596,997, 7 weeks.

14. “Nebraska,” Paramount, $564,000, 310 locations, $1,819 average, $4,370,000, 6 weeks.

15. “Homefront,” Open Road, $527,352, 675 locations, $781 average, $19,783,727, 4 weeks.

16. “Delivery Man,” Disney, $486,339, 663 locations, $734 average, $29,279,225, 5 weeks.

17. “Gravity,” Warner Bros., $431,497, 302 locations, $1,429 average, $253,567,282, 12 weeks.

18. “The Best Man Holiday,” Universal, $393,120, 351 locations, $1,120 average, $69,794,435, 6 weeks.

19. “Dallas Buyers Club,” Focus Features, $382,846, 330 locations, $1,160 average, $15,156,122, 8 weeks.

20. “12 Years A Slave,” Fox Searchlight, $370,090, 301 locations, $1,230 average, $37,080,316, 10 weeks

(AP) This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene…

 

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One thought on “‘The Hobbit’ tops ‘Anchorman 2’ at box office

  1. There must be a mixup, because anchor man 2 got so much publicity, advertising and lots of promotion. I didnt even know hobbit was out no one talked nor mention it, so why is it even topping anchor man?

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