Holiday Box Office Report: The Hobbit Tops for Third Straight Week

We’ve been out of the loop for a couple of weeks, but it looks like not much has changed. For the third weekend in a row, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sits at the top of the box office, although this time around the competition is nipping at its heels. Django Unchained and Les Miserables both opened with some of the biggest Christmas debuts ever, and although they had cooled off a little bit by the weekend, Django is still on track to become Quentin Tarantino’s highest grossing movie ever. Parental Guidance opened at #4 with $14.8 million, while Jack Reacher fell to #5. As for Judd Apatow’s This is 40, it’s doing just okay but The Guilt Trip seems to be the dud of the Christmas season, earning just $24 million in its first two weeks. Will the overall success of December’s releases carry over into January?

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — $32.9M
2. Django Unchained — $30.7M
3. Les Misérables — $28M
4. Parental Guidance — $14.8M
5. Jack Reacher — $14M
6. This Is 40 — $13.2M
7. Lincoln — $7.51M
8. The Guilt Trip — $6.7M
9. Monsters, Inc. — $6.36M
10. Rise of the Guardians — $4.9M

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