BOX OFFICE: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG And THOR: THE DARK WORLD Updates
We have some early estimates for this weekend at the North American box office, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug looks set to open with a little less than last year's first instalment. Thor: The Dark World is also likely to pass $200 million by Monday!
According to Deadline, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug now looks set to open a little lighter than The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey did this time last year. Opening estimates for the three-day weekend are currently around $70 million - $73 million. That's roughly $10 million less than the first instalment, but these are still very early estimates and subject to change. Either way, it's still thought that the sequel will manage to surpass $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The movie will also add $8.8 million ($1.2 million of which was from IMAX theaters) to its final weekend total thanks to midnight screenings. Meanwhile, Disney's Frozen is set to take the #2 spot with an estimated total of $24 million and Thor: The Dark World will finally push its domestic cume past $200 million this weekend with a haul of $3 million. What are you guys seeing?
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Graham McTavish as Dwalin
Ken Stott as Balin
Aidan Turner as Kíli
Dean O'Gorman as Fíli
Mark Hadlow as Dori
Jed Brophy as Nori
Adam Brown as Ori
John Callen as Óin
Peter Hambleton as Glóin
William Kircher as Bifur
James Nesbitt as Bofur
Stephen Hunter as Bombur
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Orlando Bloom as Legolas
Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
RELEASE DATE: December 13th, 2013.
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