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'Hobbit' sequel rakes in $73 million in first weekend in U.S. theaters

Dec. 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, took in a dragon-sized $73.675 million for the No. 1 weekend box office spot.

The animated "Frozen (2013)," with the voice of Kristen Bell and others, was second with $22.184 million.

All studio estimates of gross North American receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" was third with $16 million, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" fourth with $13.15 million, "Thor: The Dark World" fifth with $2.7 million, "Out of the Furnace" sixth with $2.32 million, "Delivery Man" seventh with $1.872 million, "Philomena" eighth with $1.756 million, "The Book Thief" ninth with $1.675 million and "Homefront" was 10th with $1.637 million.

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