The second film in Peter Jackson's Tolkien trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug grossed an impressive $73.7 million. The sheer might of Middle-earth melted any resistance from Frozen, which nevertheless has already amassed $164 million domestically.
"We are right on target to do very similar numbers to the last Hobbit, which grossed $1 billion worldwide," says Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros.
The Desolation of Smaug's total earnings currently sit at $204 million – do you think it will best The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's haul? Tell us what you think.