With schools out for the holidays, "Frozen" moved ahead of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" at the domestic box office for Monday, December 23. In addition, the Disney hit closed the gap on "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
"Smaug" still topped Monday's box office with $7.82 million, per BoxOfficeMojo.com. That brought the "Hobbit" sequel's domestic take to $135.37 million through its first 11 days. Through its first 11 days, which included Christmas Eve, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had taken in nearly $157 million.
"Frozen" moved up to second with $7.24 million, bringing its total domestic take to nearly $199.3 million. Something tells us the animated smash will pass $200 million on Tuesday. "Frozen" was the only film in the Top 10 with a higher Monday gross than Sunday and it also posted the highest per-screen average in the Top 10.
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" was third for Monday with $5.79 million for a domestic total of $45.79 million through six days. 
"American Hustle" took in $3.615 million on Monday for a domestic total of 23.835 million, followed by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in fifth with  $2.28 million for a domestic total of $374 million.
Stay tuned for Christmas Eve box office tomorrow, as well as early estimates for the Christmas Day openers, which include "Wolf of Wall Street"
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.