Five new movies hit theaters on Christmas, but none of them had the strength to stop The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The adventure-fantasy thriller narrowly edged Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street on Dec. 25, earning $9.32 million and taking the top spot at the Christmas Day box office. The comedy-crime flick, which tells the real-life story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) who scammed Wall Street's biggest investors, was the top choice among new releases, taking home $9.15 million.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues took the No.3 spot on the holiday, making $8.1 million.
Justin Bieber's Believe did not perform well with Beliebers, only earning $1.25 million and winding up at No.14.
As for the weekend, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continued its dominance, making $29.9 million from Friday-Sunday.
Here's a complete rundown of the weekend estimates, per Box Office Mojo:
1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: $29.9 million
2. Frozen: $28.8 million
3. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: $20.1 million
4. American Hustle: $19.6 million
5.The Wolf of Wall Street: $18.5 million
6. Saving Mr. Banks: $14 million
7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: $13 million
8. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: $10.2 million
9. 47 Ronin: $9.9 million
10. Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas: $7.4 million