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'The Hobbit: The Desolution of Smaug' Tops 'Anchorman 2' at Weekend Box Office

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug won the box office for the second consecutive weekend with an additional $31.5 million, according to THR.

Coming in at No. 2 was Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate, which grossed $26.8 million, with a five-day total debut of $40 million.

Internationally, the sequel took in $13.4 million from only five markets, which is nearly triple the entire lifetime gross of the first film.

Meanwhile, American Hustle, boasting Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence, tied for third place with Disney’s Frozen, both with a stellar $19.1 million gross. The final numbers will be released Monday to determine which actually took third and which took fourth place.

Finally, Tom Hanks‘ new movie Saving Mr. Banks rounded out the Top 5, earning $9.9 million.

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'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' Tops Weekend Box Office

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ruled the box office over the weekend as expected, taking in $73.7 million for its debut.

The film opened 13 percent behind the first film in The Hobbit trilogy, but THR notes that the new flick faced much more competition from strong holdovers at the box office, plus a major snowstorm on the east coast that kept moviegoers at home.

The animated film Frozen continued its great box office run in second place with an estimated $22.2 million, bringing its total to $164.4 million.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas took third place $16.1 million, which was less than most other Madea movies from the past, but the film is expected to hold well during the holiday season.

Rounding out the top five were The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with $13.15 million and Thor: The Dark World with $2.7 million.

The star-studded film American Hustle opened in limited release over the weekend and grossed a stellar $690,000 in just six theaters. It will open in wide release next week. Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks also opened in limited release and grossed $421,000 in sixteen theaters.

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Orlando Bloom & Evangeline Lilly: 'Hobbit' NYC Screening!

Orlando Bloom and beautiful co-star Evangeline Lilly pose together while attending a screening of their latest film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Wednesday (December 11) in New York City

The 36-year-old English actor and the 34-year-old actress were joined on the red carpet by Patrick Wilson.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Orlando Bloom

Earlier in the week, Orlando and Evangeline were spotted all dressed up while promoting the film at the premiere in Berlin, Germany.

In case you forgot, Orlando just wrapped up his Broadway play Romeo and Juliet over weekend.

FYI: Evangeline is wearing a Paper London dress.

20+ pictures inside of Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly attending The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug screening in NYC… More Here! »

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Luke Evans & Benedict Cumberbatch: 'Hobbit' Berlin Premiere!

Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch are dapper men while attending the premiere of their latest flick The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug held at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz Theater on Monday (December 9) in Berlin, Germany.

The two guys were joined by their co-stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Dean O Gorman, Graham McTavish, and director Peter Jackson.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Luke Evans

Ed Sheeran, who sings the end song for the film, was also spotted walking the red carpet.

Last week, Luke dedicated his performance in the film to his late Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker, who recently died in a fiery car crash.

FYI: Luke is wearing Hugo Boss. Benedict is wearing head-to-toe Dolce&Gabbana.

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Orlando Bloom & Evangeline Lilly: 'Hobbit' Berlin Premiere!

Orlando Bloom and co-star Evangeline Lilly are all dressed up while attending the premiere of their latest flick The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug held at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz Theater on Monday (December 9) in Berlin, Germany.

The 36-year-old actor was seen posing on the red carpet with co-star Sylvester McCoy.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Orlando Bloom

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is scheduled to hit theaters in Germany on Thursday, December 12, which is one day before the U.S. release date.

FYI: Evangeline is wearing an Alberta Ferretti dress. Orlando is wearing Hugo Boss.

10+ pictures inside of Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly attending The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug premiere in Berlin… More Here! »

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Luke Evans Dedicates Performance in 'Hobbit' to Paul Walker

Luke Evans and Richard Armitage are dapper as can be while walking the red carpet at the premiere of their new movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday evening (December 2) in Hollywood.

The guys were joined at the premiere by their co-stars Manu Bennett, Aidan Turner, and Dean O’Gorman.

“In car on way to red carpet. Oh well, here goes!!! #thehobbitmovie. Paul Walker, my performance in the Hobbit is dedicated to you. Peace,” Luke wrote on WhoSay on his way to the event.

Luke starred alongside Paul in the movie Fast & Furious 6.

20+ pictures inside of Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, and others at the premiere… More Here! »

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Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman: 'Hobbit' Premiere!

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman suit up for the premiere of their new movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday evening (December 2) in Hollywood.

The guys are both best known for their roles alongside each other in the beloved BBC series Sherlock, which will return for its third season next year.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Benedict Cumberbatch

Director Peter Jackson was seen attending the event and Martin was joined on the red carpet by his longtime love Amanda Abbington.

Martin plays the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in the film while Benedict voices the title character Smaug, the villainous dragon.

15+ pictures inside of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman at the premiere… More Here! »

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