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The Hobbit was a big favorite this weekend topping the box office with an astonishing gross of $84.7 million domestically in 4,045 theaters . The film also destroyed the international box office with a massive $138.2 million in its first 5 days for 15 million admissions in 56 markets from 18,200 screens.

This gives The Hobbit a worldwide gross of $223 million including a December record of $15 million from IMAX screens. The film opened in the U.S./Canada to $37.5 million on Friday and $28.1 million on Saturday and an estimated $19.1 million on Sunday for an $84.7 million weekend.


And that's not all that happened, The Hobbit broke records with the biggest December Friday and biggest December weekend for the domestic box office. The debut for the 3D actioner from MGM/Warner Bros in 4,045 theaters is grossing much larger than The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

Below is this weekend's box office.


1. The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey (MGM/WB) NEW [Runs 4,045] PG13
Friday $37.5M, Saturday $28.1M, Weekend $84.7M

2. Rise Of The Guardian (DWA/Par) Week 4 [Runs 3,387] PG
Friday $1.5M, Saturday $3.4M, Weekend $7.4M, Cume $71.3M

3. Lincoln (DreamWorks/Fox/Disney) Week 6 [Runs 2,285] PG13
Friday $1.9M, Saturday $3.2M, Weekend $7.2M, Cume $107.9M

4. Skyfall (Eon/MGM/Sony) Week 6 [Runs 2,924] PG13
Friday $1.8M, Saturday $3.0M, Weekend $7.0M, Cume $272.3M

5. Life Of Pi (Fox) Week 4 [Runs 2,548] PG
Friday $1.3M, Saturday $2.3M, Weekend $5.4M, Cume $69.5M

6. Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Summit/Lionsgate) Week 5 [Runs 3,042] PG13
Friday $1.4M, Saturday $2.2M, Weekend $5.1M, Cume $276.8M

7. Wreck-It Ralph (Disney) Week 7 [Runs 2,249]PG
Friday $702K, Saturday $1.5M, Weekend $3.2M, Cume $168.7M

8. Playing For Keeps (Millenium/FilmDistrict) Week 2 [Runs 2,840] PG13
Friday $1.0K, Saturday $1.3M, Weekend $3.2M (-44), Cume $10.8

9. Red Dawn (MGM/FilmDistrict) Week 4 [Runs 2,250] PG13
Friday $698K, Saturday $1.0, Weekend $2.3, Cume $40.8

10. Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein) Week 5 [Runs 371] R
Friday $588K, Saturday $935K, Weekend $2.0M, Cume $17.0M