By Karen Posada
Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ the first part of the prequel trilogy, took over the first spot with $84.8 million dollars. This makes the film the best debut for the month of December, which is good news for the studio. It still remains to be seen how much more it will earn or drop during the upcoming last weeks of the year, to see if it can match up to its predecessors LOTR numbers. The movie has received mainly good praise from critics and audiences alike, which is something that’s bound to help it.
‘Rise of the Guardians’ held on to second place with $7.4 million dollars, which gives it just a total of $71.4 million since its opening. This film has not brought in nearly as much money as the studio expected it to.
‘Lincoln’ jumped one spot up reclaiming number three with $7.2 million dollars. The Golden Globe nominations might have helped the film regain interest by those that have not seen it yet; since surely Spielberg is bound to win a couple of awards for this one.
The Top 10 in the Box Office are:
1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $84.8 mil
2. Rise of the Guardians – $7.4 mil
3. Lincoln – $7.2 mil
4. Skyfall – $7 mil
5. Life of Pi – $5.4 mil
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 – $5.2 mil
7. Wreck-It Ralph – $3.3 mil
8. Playing for Keeps – $3.2 mil
9. Red Dawn – $2.4 mil
10. Silver Linings Playbook – $2 mil