'The Hobbit' Reigns the AU Box Office, 'Frozen' Skates to Second
By Jesselle Maminta | January 6, 2014 11:42 AM EST
"The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" debut at the Australia box office in the first and second places respectively.
The second installment of "The Hobbit" series lands at the top spot of the Australia box office records ever since it premiered on Boxing Day, Dec. 26. The movie, which stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellan and Orlando Bloom, earned more than $19 million from its premiere date all the way through New Year's Day, Jan. 1.
On to second place is Disney's "Frozen," which also premiered on Boxing Day. The animated film, which features the voices of Kirsten Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, took home more than nine million dollars during the same period.
Three more movies which premiered on Boxing Day also made it to the top ten movies in this week's box office records. These are: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (#4 and earning $4.4 million), "The Railway Man" (#7 and earning $1.9 million) and "Philomena" (#5 and earning $2.6 million).
Last week's top two movies, "Anchorman 2" and "American Hustle," slid down to the third and sixth spot in this week's box office charts. The two movies earned $4.6 million and $2.5 million respectively during the holiday week.
Rounding up the top ten movies movies of the holiday week are "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (#8 and earning $1.6 million), "Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs 2" (#9 and raking in $1.4 million) and "Dhoom 3" (#10 and earning $443,000).
On the other side of the planet, "Frozen" is still amassing success even after seven weeks since it premiered on Thanksgiving. It earned US$20.7 during the first week of 2014, and grossing a total of $297.8 million since its premiere.
Meanwhile, the latest installment of the "Paranormal Activity" series premiered at second place and making US$18.2 million. "The Hobbit," on the other hand, lands at the third spot and earns US$16.3 million.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Gennady Golovkin Next Fight Options: Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto Or Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
- NFL MNF: Pittsburgh Steelers 30, Houston Texans 23 [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MLB World Series Game 1: San Francisco Giants 7, Kansas City Royals 1 [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MLB World Series - Game 2: Kansas City Royals 7, San Francisco Giants 2 [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Ian Somerhalder–Nina Dobrev Reunion Not Happening: 'The Vampire Diaries' (TVD) Star Is 'Falling In Love' With Nikki Reed—Report
- ‘Big Brother Australia’ Lawson’s Girlfriend Reportedly Entering the House Plus Sandra Gets Evicted [VIDEO]
- 'Arrow' Season 3, Episode 3 Spoilers: Merlyn vs Queen; Thea Reborn; Felicity Smoak Gets New Boss [Watch Arrow 3x03 Promo Video]
- ‘The Young And The Restless’ Spoilers For Oct. 23: Find Out What Happens When Phyllis Meets Kelly
- 'NCIS' Season 12, Episode 5 Spoilers: Gibbs' Gut OKs FBI Agent Leia Pendergast; A Favorite Guest Star Returns [Watch NCIS 12x5 Promo Video]
- The Pirate Bay Blockade: Cost Of Blocking Websites Like TPB Is Ridiculously High
- Virginia Woman Who Posted Naked Image Of Ex-BF’s New Partner 1st Person Charged Under Revenge Porn Law
- No Mercy: ISIS, Father Stones to Death Daughter for Alleged Adultery
- iOS 8 Jailbreak Release Date is Doomed as Team Evad3rs Opts Out, Pangu Hits Snag – Report
- Google Nexus 6 vs. iPhone 5S: 4 Important Things to Consider Before Switching to Android Lollipop
- Israel Loses A Friend in UN Security Council As New Zealand Replaces Australia
- Swedish Military Spots ‘Russian Submarine’ Off Stockholm Coast, An Alarming ‘Security Game Changer’