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Continued: 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' cools 'Frozen' to top box office with $73.7M

  • Article by: JESSICA HERNDON , Associated Press
  • Last update: December 15, 2013 - 3:55 PM

"We are half a percent above last year," added Dergarabedian. "And we have a really strong crop of films with some notable titles still yet to open in wide release, like 'Anchorman 2,' 'American Hustle' and 'Saving Mr. Banks,' among others."

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday:

1."Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," $73.7 million ($131.2 international).

2."Frozen," $22.2 million ($31.5 million international).

3."Tyler Perry's a Madea Christmas," $16 million.

4."Hunger Games: Catching Fire," $13.2 million ($19.5 million international).

5."Thor: The Dark World," $2.7 million ($1.3 million international).

6."Out of the Furnace," $2.3 million.

7."Delivery Man," $1.9 million.

8."Philomena," ''$1.8 million.

9."The Book Thief," $1.7 million.

10."Homefront," $1.6 million.

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Estimated weekend ticket sales Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," $131.2 million.

2. "Frozen," $31.5 million.

3. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," $19.5 million.

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