Box Office Beat: The Hobbits Hold Off Anchorman


The Hobbit army seems to have grown stronger as it battled back against the highly anticipated sequel to Anchorman (Sorry, Ron Burgundy), holding fast to the number one spot. See where the legend and the rest of the weekend’s debuts landed on the list:

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $31.5M
2. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $26.8M
3. Frozen $19.2M
4. American Hustle $19.1M
5. Saving Mr. Banks $9.3M
6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $8.8M
7. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas $8.5M
8. Walking with Dinosaurs $7.3M
9. Dhoom 3 $3.3M
10. Thor: The Dark World $1.3M