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The Hobbit tops box office with record $84.6M

Tuesday, 18 December , 2012, 11:23

Box office reports
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit led the box office over the weekend with $84.6 million, a record-setting opening better than the three previous Lord of the Rings films.

The 3-D Middle Earth epic, the first of three planned films adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, was the biggest December opening ever, surpassing Will Smith's I Am Legend, which opened with $77.2 million in 2007.

The top five movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey
Presented by: Warner Bros.
Total collection: $84,617,303
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Rise of the Guardians
Presented by: Paramount.
Total collection: $71,085,268
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Presented by: Disney
Total collection: $107,687,319
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Presented by: Sony
Total collection: $271,921,795
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Life of Pi
Presented by: Fox.
Total collection: $69,572,472
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Courtesy : Associated Press

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