‘The Hobbit’ Holds Off ‘Anchorman 2′ With $31.5M

View Comments
(Source: Warner Bros. Picture/ IMDb)

(Source: Warner Bros. Picture/ IMDb)

Celebrity Photo Galleries

MIAMI (AP) — “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” held off “Anchorman 2″ on a busy weekend at the box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” sequel took in $31.5 million in its second weekend of release. That topped Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman” sequel, which nevertheless opened strongly in second place. It made $26.8 million over the three-day weekend and has made $40 million since opening Tuesday night.

Two Oscar hopefuls expanded to nationwide release and performed well. David O. Russell’s Abscam film “American Hustle” earned $19 million. Disney’s making-of “Mary Poppins” tale “Saving Mr. Banks” took in $9.3 million in expansion.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 13,774 other followers