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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ holds tight to No. 1 spot for third weekend

Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'
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December 29, 2013 - 7:31 PM

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continued to top the box office, landing at No. 1 over the Christmas holiday for the third weekend in a row.

The Warner Bros. prequel earned $30 million, bringing its domestic gross to $190.3 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

"Frozen," Disney's animated adventure, took the No. 2 position, bringing in $28.9 million over the weekend and $248.4 million since opening in late November.

Paramount comedies managed to hold two slots in the top five. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" came in at No. 3 with $20.2 million, and "The Wolf of Wall Street" snagged the No. 5 spot, earning $19 million after opening at No. 2 on Christmas Day.

At No. 4, Sony's "American Hustle" earned $19.6 million.

This image released by Disney shows, from left, Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, and Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff in a scene from the animated feature 'Frozen.'
This image released by Disney shows, from left, Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, and Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff in a scene from the animated feature 'Frozen.'
Image Credit: AP Photo/Disney

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