Monday, 16 December 2013

The Hobbit's Smaug decimates box office competition this weekend

I have written another weekend box office report for Tastic Film and it mainly focuses on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as that was the big winner of the weekend. You can read the full report at Tastic Film here but I have provided a little taster below:

After The Hunger Games: Catching Fire lit up the box office in November, you’d think there would be no more fire based puns left to describe what The Desolation of Smaug has done at the box office this weekend. However, the second part of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy does feature a giant fire breathing dragon so we can safely say it has had a smoking first weekend, leaving competition in the ashes and set the box office charts aflame. With an estimated $73.7 million, it has failed to reach the heady heights of An Unexpected Journey released last December. However, with another $131 million worldwide, The Desolation of Smaug is unsurprisingly on its way to becoming a huge success.

Even though many were at least a bit disappointed with the first film in the trilogy, fans have still flocked to the cinema this weekend to see the continuing adventures of Bilbo and the dwarfs and finally to see the mighty titular dragon in all his glory. The trailers have been promising something a lot more fun and fast-paced than its predecessor and with little competition until Christmas, expect The Desolation of Smaug’s total to continue to soar, possibly even overtaking An Unexpected Journey when word gets around that this one has more action....

Please continue to read the rest of the report at Tastic Film here.

As always, all figures are from Box Office Mojo.

More Box office reports:

Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

The Butler Marches To $59.3M

The Summer Opening

Monsters Madness

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