The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is always a busy time at the box office and while three new movies opened on Tuesday, Christmas Day, two of them doing well enough to best Peter Jackson’s epic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (New Line/WB) for a couple of days, by the weekend, the Tolkien adaptation had once again showed its dominion and moved back into first place with $32.9 million in 4,100 theaters. Even though it was down 11% from last week, by Friday it had crossed the $200 million domestically and has earned $222.7 million total as well as grossing over $600 million worldwide. So far, The Hobbit has made $50 million in its global IMAX run, adding another $4.3 domestically and $4.1 million internationally in IMAX theaters over the weekend.
Another global milestone was crossed by the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall (Sony), which crossed $1 billion worldwide over the holidays with an additional $4.6 million domestic and $10.3 million added this weekend. To date, the film’s domestic total stands at $289.6 million and overseas total at $710.6 million.
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