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Top 10 movies: ‘The Hobbit’ takes down Burgundy

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Comedy and adventure hit theaters this past weekend with “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” and “Walking with Dinosaurs.” On Monday, December 23, BoxOffice.com updated their charts to feature the top 10 movies this weekend.

Although the sequel to newsman Burgundy, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” comes with major laughs, it was not enough to take down Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The comedy settled for second place with an estimated $26.7 million. The film starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and more, was released on Wednesday and holds a total of $40 million so far.

For any Bollywood fans out there, “Dhoom 3” hit theaters this past weekend. It debuted with the highest opening of an Indian film in domestic theaters at $3.3 million. A small sum, but placed it in the top 10 at number nine.

The last new release, “Walking with Dinosaurs,” managed to peek in the top 10 at number eight with $7.3 million. Below are the top 10 movies this past weekend from Friday, December 20, through Sunday, December 22:

  1. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” $31.4 million
  2. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” $26.7 million
  3. “Frozen” $19.1 million
  4. American Hustle” $19.1 million
  5. “Saving Mr. Banks” $9.3 million
  6. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” $8.7 million
  7. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” $8.5 million
  8. “Walking With Dinosaurs” $7.3 million
  9. “Dhoom 3” $3.3 millino
  10. “Thor: The Dark World” $1.3 million
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