'Hobbit,' 'Frozen' lead box office to record year

By Jessica Herndon

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Dec. 30 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday:

1."The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," $30 million ($98.3 million international).

2."Frozen," $28.9 million ($50.5 million international).

3."Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," $20.2 million ($8 million international).

4."American Hustle," $19.6 million ($1.7 million international).

5."The Wolf of Wall Street," $19 million ($6.5 million international).

6."Saving Mr. Banks," $14.3 million ($300,000 international).

7."The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," $13 million ($27.2 million international).

8."The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," $10.2 million ($9 million international).

9."47 Ronin," $9.9 million ($13.8 million international).

10."Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas," $7.4 million.

Estimated weekend ticket sales Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1."The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," $98.3 million.

2."Frozen," $50.5 million.

3."The Secret Life of Mitty," $27.2 million.

4."Police Story 2013," $18 million.

5."47 Ronin," $13.8 million.

6."The Physician," $13 million.

7."Personal Tailor," $12.5 million.

8."Walking With Dinosaurs," $12.3 million.

9."The Attorney," $12 million.

10."The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," $9 million.

Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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