It was a tough battle, but “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was able to remain number one for the final weekend of 2012. According to Box Office Mojo, “The Hobbit” pulled in $32.9 million during the Dec. 28-30 weekend to make it the top film for the third weekend in a row. Its domestic total now stands at $222.7 million.
“The Hobbit” fought against two big films that opened on Christmas Day. “Django Unchained,” the latest from Quentin Tarantino,” came in second with $30.6 million. Since its Tuesday opening, the bloody spaghetti western has pulled in $64 million.
The other film was Tom Hooper’s star-studded update of “Les Miserables.” It came in third with $28 million. Since opening on Tuesday, the film has racked up $67.4 million.
The Billy Crystal and Bette Midler-starring family comedy, “Parental Guidance,” opened at number four with $14.8 million. Since opening on Christmas, the film has earned $29.5 million.
Many films were able to benefit from the Christmas week. “Jack Reacher,” which had a weak debut last weekend, only lost 10% of its audience to claim the number five spot with $14 million. Its total now stands at $44.6 million.
“This is 40,” “Lincoln,” and “The Guilt Trip” all saw their percentages rise from the previous weekend. Judd Apatow’s comedy had a 13.9% jump in sixth place with $13.1 million, bringing its total to $37.1 million. Steven Spielberg’s biopic had a 35.9% jump in seventh place with $7.5 million, bringing its total to $132 million. The Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand comedy had a 24.3% jump in eighth place with $6.7 million. However, it’s still the lowest grossing, wide release film in the top 10. Its total now stands at $21.1 million.