‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ grossed a strong $96m at the international weekend box office to retain the No.1 position with ease. It was active in 56 international markets in total and Russia lead the way with an $18.8m launch. The Middle Earth adventure has now taken $276.3m internationally after two weekends in play.
Disney’s animation comedy,’Frozen’, earned another $35.1m from 33markets, taking its international running total to $152.6m. It lands in nine new territories this week, including Australia and Taiwan.
Paramount released ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ day-and-date with North America in six territories for an early $13.4m. The UK was the film’s most successful market with $7.4m but it was not quite enough to take the No.1 spot from ‘The Hobbit 2’.