“The Hobbit” Repeats as Box Office Champ with $36.7 Million


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New Line Cinema/MGM/Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — The Hobbit’s adventures as box office champ will continue for at least another week.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was number one for the second straight weekend, earning an estimated $36.7 million.  It has made close to $150 million at the domestic box office to date.

The Tom Cruise thriller Jack Reacher opened in second place, collecting $15.6 million.

This Is 40 rounded out the top three, with a $12 million debut, while another comedy, Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand’s The Guilt Trip, bowed in the sixth spot, with $5.4 million.

These films will face plenty more competition on Tuesday — Christmas Day — when three movies open: Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Parental Guidance.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $36.7 million
2. Jack Reacher, $15.6 million
3. This Is 40, $12 million
4. Rise of the Guardians, $5.9 million
5. Lincoln, $5.6 million
6. The Guilt Trip, $5.4 million
7. Monsters, Inc. 3D, $5 million
8. Skyfall, $4.7 million
9. Life of Pi, $3.8 million
10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, $2.6 million

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