Worldwide box office: ‘The Hobbit’ still towering above competition

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars
The famous barrel scene is among the highlights of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." ©2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The famous barrel scene is among the highlights of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
©2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

(Relaxnews) – “The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, remains in the top position at the global box office for the third consecutive weekend.

According to Rentrak, the heroic fantasy film grossed $128.15 million in 63 territories during the weekend ending December 29. This brings total revenues for the film, the second adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel “The Hobbit,” to $614.10 million, placing it in ninth position among the highest-grossing features of 2013.

Disney’s animated feature “Frozen” is still hanging on in second place, with revenues of $79.35 million this weekend. Ben Stiller claimed third place with his adventure movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which grossed $40.20 million across 40 territories.

“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” slipped from third to fourth place this weekend. In theaters in eight territories, the comedy starring a mustachioed Will Ferrell added $28.15 million to its worldwide revenues. Fifth place went to Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which grossed $25 million from just three territories worldwide.

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