'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and 'Frozen' Both Strong on Monday

on December 24, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Please note that not all studios are reporting grosses today due to the holidays.

Warner's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug grossed $7.82 million on Monday. The second installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy was down just 26 percent from Sunday and up 26 percent over last Monday, as daily grosses are now clearly being helped out by the holiday season. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has grossed $135.37 million in eleven days. That places the film 14 percent behind the $156.94 million eleven-day take of last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Frozen was especially strong on Monday with $7.24 million. Disney's 3D computer animated blockbuster increased 6 percent over Sunday and was up a terrific 353 percent over last Monday. Frozen has grossed $199.28 million to date and will obviously surpass the $200 million domestic mark today. Thanks in part to strong word of mouth and relatively little direct competition for family audiences at the moment, Frozen should continue to hold up very well throughout the holidays.

Fellow Disney release Saving Mr. Banks took in $2.13 million on Monday. The awards season hopeful starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks was down 25 percent from Sunday and has now grossed $12.09 million to date. Saving Mr. Banks will hope to hold up well throughout the holidays thanks to strong initial word of mouth and from skewing heavily towards older moviegoers.

Fox's Walking with Dinosaurs grossed $1.66 million on Monday. The 3D family film featuring computer animated dinosaurs was down a solid 22 percent from Sunday. However, after this weekend's slow start, Walking with Dinosaurs has managed just $8.75 million in its first four days of release.

Tags: Walking with Dinosaurs, Saving Mr. Banks, Frozen, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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