“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” held off “Anchorman 2″ on a busy weekend at the box office.
Tolkien tops princess power at the multiplex.
In its second weekend at the box office, the Disney animated tale “Frozen” cooled off “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and the lone new release “Out of the Furnace.”
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” earned a prodigious $75 million, while 3-D animated musical “Frozen” opened with $67 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The “Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire” opened with $161.1 million at the box office, narrowly besting the original film and setting a record for a November opening.
“Thor: The Dark World” continued its box-office reign with $38.5 million in its second week, holding off “The Best Man Holiday,” according to studio estimates Sunday.
“Ender’s Game” scored the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend and sending “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” into second place, according to studio estimates Sunday.
At the movies this week, a Stephen King horror flick gets an update. A shy high school student sheltered by her overprotective mother and bullied by her peers unleashes her telekinetic fury in the remake of the horror movie, “Carrie.”
“Gravity” won’t be held down.
The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney space drama “Gravity” flew to the top of the box office in its debut weekend.