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Weekend Box-Office Results: 'The Hobbit' Rings Up $84 Million

The one ring has definitely ruled them all!  The Hobbit placed first this weekend without any real competition.  The first film in the prequel trilogy to LOTR made $84 million this past weekend, the most of the entire Rings franchise.  The most surprising is the drop of Skyfall, which fell from #1 to #4 this weekend.  The movie that took the number two spot?

Rise of the Guardians, but more on that later.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey pulled in a pretty hefty amount of cash this weekend.  I say that it did so well because of the 3D ticket sales.  If this film was released without being shot in IMAX or 3D, you would be looking at a $60 million opening, a successful film nonetheless.   I hear many great things about the film but 80% is about how great the HFR 3D looks and not so much for the film itself.  I hear it’s good but nothing compared to Fellowship.  Nonetheless the film will have another great weekend next week, probably.

Rise of the Guardians managed to stay in second place as Christmas day comes closer and closer.  Rise made $7.4 million, a 29% dip from last week.  Lincoln moved up one spot from last week, earning $7.2 million, enough for the number 3 spot.  Skyfall suffered a big drop from last weekend, placing fourth with $7 million flat.  Life of Pi placed fifth with $5.4 million, a 35% drop.  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 placed sixth with $5.1 million, a 43% from last week.

Here’s the Top Ten

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