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Weekend Report, December 16, 2013

While the second installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy (yes, there is a third one due) did not match the opening of its predecessor, it could have easily been swallowed up in the holiday shuffle. Instead, the film opened to a robust $73.7M, reinforcing the basic truth that people love Hobbits. Tyler Perry's latest Madea film, A Madea Christmas, may have been the lowest grossing Madea release to date, but as "flops" go, most would be overjoyed with $16M on opening weekend.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: $73.7M 
Peter Jackson
Key Creatives - Ken Kamins

Martin Freeman
UTA - Jo Yao 
CAM (UK) - Michael Wiggs

Orlando Bloom
CAA - Kevin Huvane
Brillstein Entertainment Partners - Aleen Keshishian

 

Frozen: $22.2M
Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
CAA - Chris Till (Lee only)
Code Entertainment - Rich Freeman (Lee only)

Kristen Bell
CAA - Tracy Brennan
Brookside Artist Management - Emily Gerson Saines

Idina Menzel
ICM Partners - Bonnie Bernstein
One Entertainment - Heather Reynolds

 

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas: $16M
Tyler Perry
WME - Charles King

Tika Sumpter
WME - Charles King
Brookside Artist Management - Emily Gerson Saines

Chad Michael Murray
Gersh - Alex Yarosh
Brillstein Entertainment Partners - JoAnne Colonna

 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: $13.2M
Francis Lawrence
CAA - Beth Swofford
3 Arts - Erwin Stoff

Jennifer Lawrence
CAA - Tracy Brennan

Josh Hutcherson
ICM Partners - Meredith Wechter
The Beddingfield Company - Ric Beddingfield

 

Thor: The Dark World: $2.7M
Alan Taylor
UTA - Peter Benedek

Chris Hemsworth
CAA - Bryan Lourd
ROAR - Will Ward

Natalie Portman
CAA - Kevin Huvane
Brillstein Entertainment Partners - Aleen Keshishian

 

 
Source: Box Office Mojo