`The Hobbit` remains No. 1 at weekend box office with $36.7mn revenue
Last Updated: Monday, December 24, 2012, 16:10
  

New York: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ earned 36.7 million dollars to remain No. 1 at the box office for the second-straight weekend.

The Warner Bros. release raised its domestic total to 149.9 million dollars after 10 days and added 91 million dollars overseas to bring its international total to 284 million dollars and its worldwide haul to 434 million dollars, the New York Post reported.

Tom Cruise’s action thriller ‘Jack Reacher’ took the second-place with a modest 15.6 million dollars debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Judd Apatow’s marital comedy ‘This Is 40’, a Universal Pictures film featuring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann opened at No. 3 with 12 million dollars.

Paramount’s road-trip romp ‘The Guilt Trip’, featuring ‘Knocked Up’ star Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand, debuted weakly at No. 6 with 5.4 million dollars over the weekend and 7.4 million dollars since it opened Wednesday.

Playing in narrower release, Paramount’s acrobatic fantasy ‘Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away’ debuted at No. 11 with 2.1 million dollars.

A 3-D version of Disney’s 2001 animated blockbuster ‘Monsters, Inc.’ came at No. 7 earning 5 million dollars over the weekend and 6.5 million dollars since opening Wednesday.

Top movies at the weekend box office, according to Hollywood.com:

1. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, 36.7 million dollars (91 million dollars international)

2. ‘Jack Reacher’, 15.6 million dollars (2.5 million dollars international)

3. ‘This Is 40’, 12 million dollars

4. ‘Rise of the Guardians’, 5.9 million dollars (13.7 million dollars international)

5. ‘Lincoln’, 5.6 million dollars

6. ‘The Guilt Trip’, 5.4 million dollars

7. ‘Monsters, Inc.’ in 3-D, 5 million dollars

8. ‘Skyfall’, 4.7 million dollars (9 million dollars international),

9. ‘Life of Pi’, 3.8 million dollars (23.2 million dollars international)

10. ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2’, 2.6 million dollars (6.6 million dollars international).

ANI


First Published: Monday, December 24, 2012, 16:10



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