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‘The Hobbit’ Continues to Draw Auds to Theaters


‘The Hobbit’ Continues to Draw Auds to Theaters

No animated movies made the U.S. top 10 this weekend, but several of 2012’s popular toons are still continuing to deliver strong numbers both stateside and overseas. Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit landed at the No. 3 spot and managed to deliver $17.5 million in the U.S, bringing its global cume to a whopping $824.8 million ($263/8 million from the U.S. and $561 million internationally) since its release on Dec. 14.

Disney’s 3-D release of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. landed at the No. 11 spot, with $3.9 million in U.S. ticket sales. (Total U.S. gross is $27.9 million and lifetime gross for the pic is now $283.8 million). DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians is losing steam at No. 17, with $2.6 million in the U.S. The Peter Ramsey-directed pic has grossed $97.152 million in the U.S. and $181.35 million in foreign territories, with a global cume of $278.5 million worldwide.

Wreck-It Ralph was the No. 20 movie at the U.S. box office, adding $1.14 million to its box office take, with a smashing $311.165 million worldwide total. The bonafide Disney hit also won the Best Animated Feature of the Year award from the Houston Film Critics over the weekend. The national theatrical scene will be pretty quiet in the next few weeks until The Weinstein Co.’s Escape from Planet Earth debuts on February 15.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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