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The weekend of or after Christmas is always a tricky one for the box office. With so many people on vacation and a lot of movies being released, a lot of the time it’s not as promising a weekend as it may seem.
The last weekend of 2013 was a close-call, but when all was said and done, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was on top. Bringing in a total of $29.8 million this weekend, it just barely edged out Disney’s animated picture Frozen, which finished with a close $28.8 million.
Both The Hobbit and Frozen have been in theaters for a few weeks now, and this week they managed to dominate all of the new Christmas-week releases, including The Wolf of Wall Street, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and 47 Ronin.
After the tight weekend, the total box office number has been pushed slightly above the final count of 2012’s domestic gross, coming in at $10.83 billion total.
I’m very much looking forward to turning the page to 2014 and seeing what it has to offer, starting right away in the first quarter with films like RoboCop, The Monuments Men, 300: Rise of an Empire and Transcendence.
Written by Josh Sazin on December 29th, 2013.