Tom Cruise may be taller than a hobbit
- not by much, mind you - but this weekend, our friends from Middle Earth towered above the A-list star…in the weekend box office!
After having the largest-ever December debut, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continued strong for the second time, making an estimated $36.7 million between Friday and Sunday!
And THAT, friends, brings their domestic total to $150 million!
Jack Reacher, meanwhile, came in second with only $15.6 million…and Paul Rudd's This Is 40 followed close by with $12 million, making it the smallest-ever Judd Apatow-directed debut!
But honestly, what could they have expected?
Peter Jackson's adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien is a STAPLE for the holiday season, after all!
Ch-ch-check out the rest of the box office top ten…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $36.7 million
Jack Reacher, $15.6 million
This Is 40, $12 million
Rise of the Guardians, $5.9 million
Lincoln, $5.6 million
The Guilt Trip, $5.4 million
Monsters, Inc. 3D, $5 million
Skyfall, $4.7 million
Life of Pi, $3.8 million
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, $2.6 million
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