The second installment in the movie trilogy adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit opened in first place, ranking fourth on the list of all-time biggest debuts in the month of December. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug grabbed an estimated $73.6 million over the weekend and combined with international earnings the film has a total of $204.8 million so far.
The movie by Disney "Frozen" grabbed the number one spot this weekend, as frigid tempertures and snow fell across the country, and it knocked "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" down a notch, at number two.
The second adventure of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has now grossed a whopping $296.5 million so far, and internationally Catching Fire has a global take of $573 million. Disney's Frozen adds to the box office tally this Thanksgiving weekend, making it a big turkey-day as well, and breaking longstanding holiday records.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire lived up to it's name "Catching Fire" and attracted huge crowds to movie theaters this weekend.
In its second weekend, Thor: The Dark World added another $38.5 million to its total this weekend, making the 10-day total $147 million.
Thor: The Dark World dominated the box office this weekend, but didn't crack the $100 million superhero movie club. Thor is the second movie after Marvel's The Avengers, which opened at $86.1 million, the first follow-up was Iron Man 3 and the film had a very strong opening at $174.1 million.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, which knocked Gravity from its pedestal and takes the number one position this weekend.
The third week since its release and "Gravity" still claims the number one spot, easily beating the three new releases this week and grabbing another $31 million. Gravity has earned $170.6 million, which ranks tenth in movie releases for 2013.
Having already set an October opening weekend record, Gravity held onto first place for the second consecutive week.
According to estimates, Alfonso Cuaron's critically acclaimed adventure added another $44.2 million, bringing its ten-day domestic total to a whopping $123.4 million.