Box Office: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Slays Competition

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December 15, 2013 AT 9:40 AM
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug debuted at No.1, raking in a whopping $73.7 million domestically. The film made $53.50 million internationally, and grossed more than $127 million worldwide. According to box office estimates, Peter Jackson's latest flick earned an impressive $8.8 million in its 12 a.m. showings alone on Friday, Dec. 13. That total makes it the second-highest December showing ever. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey holds the top spot after earning more than $13 million through midnight showings in 2012.