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‘Hobbit 2’ Holds Tops Spot To Ring Out Record Year

Dominating the post-holiday weekend were a trio of all-audience offerings: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Frozen” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” The three holdovers beat out six new films opening nationwide on Christmas Day. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues its climb up the worldwide box office, crossing $500 …

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‘Hobbit’ Beats ‘Anchorman 2’ To Top Box Office

Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” remained at No. 1 in its second weekend, holding off  “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” despite a year-long promotional effort spotlighting Will Ferrel as main character Ron Burgundy.  “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” has surpassed $300 million at the worldwide box office after seven …

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‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Frozen’ Serve Up Box Office Records For Thanksgiving

Thanks to a pair of shrewd female heroines, Hollywood enjoyed its most prosperous Thanksgiving on record as holdover The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and new animated tentpole Frozen turned in ferocious performances, each earning more than any previous holiday title. Catching Fire grossed $110.2 million from 4,163 theaters over the five-day holiday (Wednesday-Sunday), becoming the top Thanksgiving …

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Box Office Catches Fire

Moviegoers propelled Lionsgate’s sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to a $307.7 million global opening, easily outpacing the first film’s $211.8 million debut in March 2012. Catching Fire scored the top November opening of all time with $161.1 million, slaying the record set by fellow YA film adaptation The Twilight Saga: New Moon($142.8) and marking the …

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Tops Previous Outing To Win Box Office

Marvel Studios and Disney’s Thor: The Dark World thundered its way to a $86.1 million domestic launch as it continued its global assault, finishing the weekend with a sizeable $327 million in worldwide ticket sales. That’s an impressive start considering the first Thor, which debuted to $65.7 million domestically in May 2011, grossed $449.3 …

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