Tuesday Box Office Report – One Hobbit to rule them all

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Yeah, we were on break yesterday, which meant no number-based stories based on the top ten movies in the US of A. What are you going to do about it?

Beat me senseless with a leftover film reel for the unreleased Hawaiian movie Ernest gets leyed? Fair enough! Numbers, away!

It’s official: The Hobbit is a hit with cash registers. The latest Middle Earth film took in over $84 million over the weekend, beating previous December record holder I am Legend, which clocked in a sum of $77 million way back in the December of 2007.

That total also puts it way ahead of the last Lord of the Rings film, as The Return of the King managed to snag itself a not too shabby $73.3 million over three days when it was released back in 2003.

Here’s a look at who made what over the weekend.

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $84.7 Million
  • Rise of the Guardians – $7.4 Million
  • Lincoln – $7.2 Million
  • Skyfall – $7 Million
  • Life of Pi – $5.4 Million
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $5.1 Million
  • Wreck-It Ralph – $3.27 Million
  • Playing for keeps – $3.24 Million
  • Red Dawn – $2.3 Million
  • Silver Linings Playbook – $2 Million

Taking more than half of the total revenue of that month, The Hobbit left very little for the rest of the top nine. Rise of the Guardians managed to stay safe in spot 2, but it wasn’t exactly pulling in record numbers, while Lincoln surged ahead with some extra cash to be the wealthiest of Oscar Contenders.

Last Updated: December 18, 2012

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