Monday, January 07, 2013
The Hobbit Drops to #3 in US Box Office
In a bit of a surprise, Texas Chainsaw 3D and Django Unchained took the US weekend box office crown from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Texas Chainsaw took in $23 million, much higher then its $20 million budget would have suggested it would while Django only dropped 33% from previous weekend for a $20.08M. Meanwhile The Hobbit dropped 45% resulting in a $17.5M take for the weekend. Regardless The Hobbit is on pace to out perform all three Lord of the Rings movies with a current US total of $264M. The international box office isn't in yet but that total is $561M for a worldwide total of $824.8. Chances are the movie is just about another weekend away from crossing $1 billion threshold.