The Hobbit holds off Anchorman 2 at UK box office

The Hobbit holds off Anchorman 2 at UK box office

Postby dutchman » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:01 pm

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has topped the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.

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Peter Jackson's sequel earned £5.3 million, down 43% in ticket sales from its opening haul, to see off competition from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues at the top of the chart.

Anchorman 2 is one of five new entries in the top ten, with Walking with Dinosaurs and Bollywood release Dhoom 3 landing at numbers four and five respectively.

Elsewhere, The Harry Hill Movie landed at number seven just ahead of kids' animation Moshi Monsters: The Movie.

Outside of the top ten, American Hustle earned £39,595 after opening at a single London location to chart at number 15. The David O Russell crime drama will expand nationwide on January 1.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - £5,358,380
2. (-) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - £4,545,934
3. (2) Frozen - £3,919,280
4. (-) Walking with Dinosaurs - £982,023
5. (-) Dhoom 3 - £884,567
6. (3) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - £775,379
7. (-) The Harry Hill Movie - £549,736
8. (-) Moshi Monsters: The Movie - £334,748
9. (4) Gravity - £328,292
10. (5) Saving Mr Banks - £206,965

Source: Rentrak
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