Peter Jackson made a return to Middle Earth this weekend with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and it appears a lot of fans followed. The Hobbit started it’s theatrical run with $84.7 million, which breaks the December box office record … Continue reading

Weekend Box Office Report: The Hobbits Walk Away with a Record

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Peter Jackson made a return to Middle Earth this weekend with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and it appears a lot of fans followed. The Hobbit started it’s theatrical run with $84.7 million, which breaks the December box office record previously held by I am Legend. Internationally The Hobbit has amassed $138.2 million, for a worldwide total of $222.9.

Coming in at number two is Rise of the Guardians with a 28.7% drop to $7.4 million bringing it’s domestic total to $71.3 million. Rise has been having a slow run at the box office, but it seems to be inching toward $100 million. With Christmas next week and children out of school there’s a fair chance it just might get there.

Lincoln took the number three spot with $7.2 million for a decline of 18.8% from last week. It’s now at $107.8 million, making it the first Daniel Day-Lewis flick to cross the century mark.

James Bond had to settle for fourth place with a 35.1% drop and $7 million. Skyfall is now at $272.3 million domestic and $951 worldwide. This could be the first bond film to cross $1 billion.

Life of Pi came it at number five this weekend with $5.4 million for a 35.2% drop from last week. It’s domestic total is now $69.5 million.

You can see the chart below for the rest of the Top Ten.

 

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84.7 million
2. Rise of the Guardians $7.4 million
3. Lincoln $7.2 million
4. Skyfall $7 million
5. Life of Pi $5.4 million
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn $5.1 million
7. Wreck-It Ralph $3.27 million
8. Playing for Keeps $3.24 million
9. Red Dawn (2012) $2.3 million
10. Silver Linings Playbook $2 million

SOURCE: Box Office Mojo