Box Office Beat: The Hobbit Breaks December Opening Records

By  December 17, 2012

Peter Jackson’s pre-quel to the award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy swept away all other movies as the highest December weekend gross ever! Let’s see how much the hobbits reigned in and where the other movies landed:

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84.8 M
2. Rise of the Guardians $7.4 M
3. Lincoln $7.2 M
4. Skyfall $7 M
5. Life of Pi $5.4 M
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $5.2 M
7. Wreck-It Ralph $3.3 M
8. Playing for Keeps $3.2 M
9. Red Dawn $2.4 M
10. Silver Linings Playbook $2.1 M