Christmas Box Office: THE HOBBIT 2 Stays Ahead of New Releases; THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Both Open Strong

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Movie fans needed a spreadsheet to keep track of all the Christmas releases this year.  A total of nine new features opened nationwide in the last eight days (there were seven in the same period last year), joining blockbuster holdovers like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Frozen on the holiday top ten.

Even with all the new blood, overall earnings on Christmas Day did not top 2012 – mainly because last year’s big holiday debuts (Les Miserables and Django Unchained) proved to be much bigger draws than either The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Both films had good starts, however – as did 47 RoninGrudge Match?  Not so much.  Estimates show that The Wolf of Wall Street just missed taking down Bilbo on Christmas Day (we’ll update you if those rankings change).  But, at this point, the race for 2013’s final weekend is still The Hobbit’s to lose.

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Total

1.  The Hobbit 2 $9,320,000 $149.9
2.  The Wolf of Wall Street $9,150,000 $9.1
3.  Anchorman 2 $8,100,000 $56.6
4.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty $7,825,000 $7.8
5.  American Hustle $7,400,000 $34.1
6.  47 Ronin $7,000,000 $7
7.  Frozen $6,340,000 $210.4
8.  Saving Mr. Banks $5,330,000 $19.1
9.  Grudge Match $3,965,000 $3.9
10.  A Madea Christmas $3,050,000 $34.1



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