By Karen Posada
This week ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ remained at number one with $36.7 million dollars. Although it’s still holding on to a big chunk of the box office money, it had a significant drop and it’s behind what ‘Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ earned. Peter Jackson might be hoping the holidays will bring in more profit for his film.
Tom Cruise’s action film, ‘Jack Reacher’ took the second spot with $15.6 million dollars. The story and his character come from a book by Lee Child, which describes his protagonist as a very tall blond man, and this might be putting some people off. Despite that Cruise might have enough pull and talent to keep this picture afloat.
‘This is 40’ Judd Apathow’s latest effort is at number three with $12 million dollars. His comedies have lost a lot of their charm and have become very formulaic and this one is no different, which means it won’t be in the box office for long.
The Top 10 in the Box Office are:
1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $36.7 mil
2. Jack Reacher – $15.6 mil
3. This is 40 – $12 mil
4. Rise of the Guardians – $5.9 mil
5. Lincoln – $5.6 mil
6. The Guilt Trip – $5.4 mil
7. Monsters, Inc. 3D – $5 mil
8. Skyfall – $4.7 mil
9. Life of Pi – $3.8 mil
10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – $2.6 mil