Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Hobbit Breaks Weekend Records
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had an impressive opening weekend, breaking multiple box office records for December. In the States the film made $84.7 million on 4,045 theaters and internationally $138.2M on 18,200 screens. The total first week take so far is $223M. The records broke so far is biggest Friday weekend (at $37.5), biggest IMAX opening in December (at $15M), and biggest December weekend. For comparison, the second highest grosser for the weekend was Rise of the Guardians with a $7.4M weekend. Considering the weak "give me an Oscar" line-up for the rest of the year, it is possible that The Hobbit might have a chance to enjoy Avatar like numbers (its opening was $77M).