BOX OFFICE: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Likely To Stay At #1 For Second Weekend
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is set to pass $300 million worldwide today, while the sequel is also likely to hold on to the top spot domestically despite competition from the highly anticipated Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Hit the jump for further details!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will pass $100 million domestically and $300 million worldwide at some point today. As for how that will play into the weekend, it's believed that the Peter Jackson helmed sequel will stay at #1 with a total of over $30 million. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (which opened on Wednesday) will fall short with $25 million, but is still expected to have a respectable five-day total of around $38 million. What are you guys hoping to check out this weekend? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!
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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