ComingSoon.net has posted the weekend box office results which show that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey remained in first place and that Skyfall is nearing the $1 billion mark worldwide. Here are several excerpts:
Despite all the new choices in theaters, Peter Jackson's epic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (New Line/WB) remained on top for a second weekend in a row with $36.7 million, down 57% from its record-setting December opening weekend. After becoming the 26th movie of 2012 to cross the $100 million mark, it has grossed nearly $150 million domestically in 10 days. Internationally, the "An Unexpected Journey" added $91 million for an overseas total of $284 million and worldwide total of $433.9 million.
The 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall (Sony/MGM) dropped to 8th place with $4.7 million, having grossed $280 million to date domestically as it remains neck and neck with the "Twilight" finale (see below) for the fourth-highest grossing movie of 2012. It also added another $9 million overseas bringing its global total to $974.1 million.
You can check out more of the box office results by clicking here.