The Hobbit Earns $36.7 Million, Tops Weekend Box Office

Entertainment Dec. 23, 2012 AT 5:30PM
The Hobbit The Hobbit Credit: James Fisher/Warner Bros. Pictures/MGM

Box office estimates are in, and this weekend, one film still ruled them all.

According to Box Office Mojo, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned $36.7 million during its second weekend in theaters, easily surpassing the industry's other pre-Christmas Day offerings. (Its gross this weekend bring its total domestic earnings to about $150 million.)

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Meanwhile, Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher, which opened Dec. 21, came in second, bringing in about $15.6 million; Judd Apatow's This Is 40 came in third, earning a respectable $12 million.

Rounding out the top five?

The family-friendly Rise of the Guardians (boasting the voices of Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Isla Fisher), earned approximately $5.9 million, while the critically-acclaimed Lincoln brought in $5.6 million.

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Tell Us: Which movie did you see in theaters this weekend?

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