Please note that because of the holiday, today's grosses are estimates.
Warner's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug grossed an estimated $5.25 million on Tuesday to remain in first place. The second installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy was down 33 percent from Monday and down 17 percent from last Tuesday. Not surprisingly, Tuesday's daily grosses in general decreased significantly from Monday due to Christmas Eve. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has grossed $140.62 million in twelve days. That places the film 16 percent behind the $168.18 million twelve-day take of last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Frozen held steady in second place with an estimated $4.78 million. In the process, Disney's 3D computer animated blockbuster surpassed the $200 million domestic mark yesterday. Frozen continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $204.06 million to date. The film was down 34 percent from Monday, but up a strong 135 percent over last Tuesday. 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 rest of the holiday season.