The latest Tolkien blockbuster, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," held on atop North America's weekend box office, keeping TV "Anchorman" Ron Burgundy from making number one news, figures showed Monday.
The second part of "The Hobbit" film trilogy, starring Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman, earned $31.5 million on its second weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
The series, directed by Peter Jackson, follows his other mega-hit trilogy adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."
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