Movies  |  News

Hobbit Sequel Takes in $73.7 Million Over Weekend

December 16, 2013  |  10:45am
<i>Hobbit</i> Sequel Takes in $73.7 Million Over Weekend

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug came out in front at the U.S. Box Office this weekend, racking up a solid $73.7 million in its first few days.

This is the second highest December opening for director Peter Jackson. Jackson’s first Hobbit film opened up with $84.7 million, 13 percent higher than Desolation of Smaug, and his final Lord of the Rings film The Return of the King, opened up to $72.6 million in 2003.

In second place this weekend was Disney’s Frozen with $22.2 million, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas followed with a $16.16 million debut.

The Desolation of Smaug is currently on track to make $1 billion in worldwide sales, matching the first film. The movie is set to premiere in 49 additional territories next weekend following its U.S. release.

comments powered by Disqus
Related
Load More