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'The Hobbit' works some box office magic

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"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the special-effects-laden tale that pits dwarfs against a dragon, blasted to its third consecutive box office title, collecting $29.9 million over the post-Christmas weekend to beat newcomers "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [REVIEW]

Stiller As Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller directs, stars and co-produces The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a remake of the 1947 film, which tells the story of a daydreaming magazine photo editor on a mission to meet his magazine's top photographer, while trying to impress a divorced mom with whom he works.