We officially have the first surprise hit of the year on our hands.

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube teamed up this weekend for Ride Along, a comedic spin buddy cop film that soared to an easy first place finish with $41.2 million, setting a January box office record in the process.

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Even Ron Burgundy is no match for Smaug ... but then again he is a formidable force as a mythical dragon portrayed by master thespian Benedict Cumberbatch.

The long-awaited Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was unable to steal the box-office crown from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this weekend.

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Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug absolutely raked it in over the weekend, claiming the box office top spot in convincing fashion.

With $73.7 million, the fantasy sequel becomes the fourth biggest December debut behind The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I Am Legend and Avatar.

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Disney's animated hit Frozen has toppled Hunger Games: Catching Fire and claimed the top spot of the U.S. box office in its second week of release.

According to early estimates, Frozen took $31.6 million over the weekend, with the Hunger Games sequel slipping to second place with $27 million.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continued to burn up the box office, while Disney's Frozen also made a major splash in its debut over the weekend.

Catching Fire grossed $110.2 million in sales over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, while Frozen brought in $93 million in over the same period.

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Thor: The Dark World" continued its box-office reign with $38.5 million in its second week of release, while The Best Man Holiday opened with $30.6 million.

Drawing an overwhelmingly female and African-American audience, the latter debuted with more than three times the box office of 1999's The Best Man.

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