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'The Hobbit' Holds Strong on Box Office, Knocks Down 'Jack Reacher'

December 24, 2012 (1:32 am) GMT
'An Unexpected Journey' still reigns the chart on its second weekend, beating such newcomers as 'Reacher', 'This Is 40', 'Guilt Trip' and 'Monster Inc.' 3D.
'The Hobbit' Holds Strong on Box Office, Knocks Down 'Jack Reacher'

Heading to Christmas Day, "" still holds strong on North American box office. In its two weeks of playing Stateside, the Middle-earth tale film adds around $36.7 million to its $149.8 million domestic cume. Internationally, the fantasy flick directed by Peter Jackson collects $91 million for a total worldwide gross of $433.9 million.

"The Hobbit" easily beats newcomer "" which lands on the runner up spot with an estimated $15.6 million. Opened in 3,352 theaters, the -starring actioner receives a glowing "A-" CinemaScore. Paramount Pictures' Megan Colligan says, "I think the movie found a sweet spot. It's had action-hero quality that older men love and has a great opportunity to bring in teenage boys as the audience expands."

Meanwhile, "" claims the third spot with around $12 million on its debut weekend. In contrary to "Reacher", the raunchy comedy attracts mostly female audience. "I knew if we could get $10 million, and we did better than that, then the box office for the movie would just get better and better after Christmas Day, Universal Pictures' Nikiki Rocco comments on the result.

Landing on the fourth and fifth places respectively are "" with around $5.9 million and "" with approximately $5.6 million. Newcomer "", on the other hand, doesn't make it to the top five with its $5.3 millon gross on its first weekend. Trailing behind it is the 3D re-release of "" which opens to an estimated $5 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for December 21 - 23:

  1. "" - $36.7 million
  2. "" - $15.6 million
  3. "" - $12 million
  4. "" - $5.9 million
  5. "" - $5.6 million
  6. "" - $5.3 million
  7. "" (3D) - $5 million
  8. "" - $4.7 million
  9. "" - $3.8 million
  10. "" - $2.6 million


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