October 30, 2013 1:00 PM

From Bilbo to Ron Burgundy, a bountiful crop of holiday movies

A smug television anchor, an Asgardian god, a shady stockbroker and a bow-wielding insurgent are just a few of the characters vying for supremacy at multiplexes during the holidays. Here are 16 movies that studios hope will ring in a bountiful box-office and/or critical acclaim.

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