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    Box Office: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Tops Anchorman 2

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    Nothing could stop some hobbits and dwarves from ruling the box office. Not even Ron Burgundy.

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug earned $31.5 million, making Peter Jackson's adventure-fantasy film the No.1 choice this weekend.

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner, debuted strong at No.2 and raked in $26.8 million. Still a classy choice for moviegoers.

    Frozen continued to fare very well at the box office, coming in at No.3, and making $19.2 million.

    Several Award show contenders expanded to nationwide release this weekend and completed the top five movies.

    David O. Russell's star-studded crime drama American Hustle took home $19.1 million and landed in the No.4 spot.

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    Saving Mr. Banks, which tells the story of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) resisting Walt Disney's (Tom Hanks) many attempts to make a musical about her creation, came in at No.5 and made $9.3 million.

    Here's a complete rundown of the Friday-Sunday estimates, per Box Office Mojo:

    1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: $31.5 million

    2. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: $26.8 million

    3. Frozen: $19.2 million

    4. American Hustle: $19.1 million

    5. Saving Mr. Banks: $9.3 million

    6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: $8.75 million

    7. Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas: $8.5 million

    8. Walking With Dinosaurs: $7.3 million

    9. Dhoom 3: $3.3 million

    10. Thor: The Dark World: $1.3 million

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