“Hobbit” rolls up Xmas week box office win, “Wolf” opens strong, “Grudge” bombs

frozen2“Frozen” continues to pile up the cash in a film field devoid of other cartoons, coming in second over the five day Christmas weekend — over $40 million. That adds up to almost $250 million in total domestic box office since its November opening.

But “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is proving to have legs, too, winning another week, dominating December and holding off big openings from “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “American Hustle,” in turn. “Smaug” cleared another $50 million.

“Anchorman 2” has hit $84 million so far — no a world beater, but a decent sized hit should clear $125 by the time serious competition moves in.

“Wolf” bettered “Hustle” — both in the mid-$30s this Christmas week.

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” had cleared $25 million since Christmas Day. Not bad, but not huge.

That’s the same neighborhood as “Saving Mr. Banks,” which isn’t lighting the world on fire either.

“47 Ronin” didn’t blow up, but it didn’t bomb.

“Grudge Match” did, not even hitting $15 over five days.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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