The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug had an impressive opening at the box office this weekend, but still fell short of the original film's debut.
Disney's latest effort, Frozen, overtook Catching Fire this weekend for the first time in the three weeks they've both been in theaters. The animated feature earned $31.6 million in comparison with the Hunger Games sequel's $27 million, Box Office Mojo reports.
The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire dominated the box office for a second week in a row, hauling in an estimated $74.5 million, to bring its overall total $296.5 million, Box Office Mojo reports.
Landing in second was...
Never underestimate the power of Katniss Everdeen.
The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire certainly lived up to its name this weekend, shattering a November record at the box office with an estimated $161.1 million in earnings. Not only is that about $10 million more than the original Hunger Games made in its opening weekend in 2012, but would also make Catching Fire the fourth-highest opening weekend ever, and the top grossing debut for a 2D-only movie, Box Office Mojo reports.
The Best Man Holiday wasn't good enough to overcome Thor: The Dark World at the box office this weekend. For the second week in a row, the Thor sequel reigned supreme, staying in first place with $38.4 million in receipts, Box Office Mojo reports.
Thor: The Dark World hammered the box office this weekend, hauling in $86.1 million — about $20 million better than the first Thor did in its debut weekend, and more than the other movies in this week's Top 10 combined. The sequel had a fairly disappointing 3-D showing though, with only 39 percent of receipts coming from the 3-D version, Box Office Mojo reports.
Ender's Game dominated the box office in its debut this weekend, surpassing Bad Grandpa to claim the No. 1 spot with $28 million, Box Office Mojo reports. Bad Grandpa dropped a spot to second place with $20.5 million.
Gravity's run as the top movie at the Box Office has ended after three weeks, withJackass spin-off Bad Grandpa debuting in first place this weekend with $32 million,Box Office Mojo reports.
Gravity out-weighed the box office for the third week in a row, raking in another $31 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
In the No. 2 spot was Captain Phillips with $17.3. The Tom Hanks film, which is based on a true story, has grossed a total of $53.3 million in two weeks.
Gravity held onto the top spot at the box office this weekend, despite an impressive showing from Captain Phillips in its opening weekend.
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