The Hobbit stays on top of international box office

  • Relaxnews, AFP
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  • Updated: Jan 02, 2013 20:02 IST
  • The Lord Of The Rings fans can rejoice as the franchise is back with the prequel to the blockbuster trilogy. The Hobbit is the tale ...

  • Bilbo Baggins (played Martin Freeman) journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the ...

  • Like all the other films from the franchise, The Hobbit has also been directed by ace filmmaker Peter Jackson.

  • The Hobbit is a prequel to the Lord Of The Rings series and it's about the escapades of Frodo's uncle Bilbo Baggins.

  • The Hobbit will once again see Cate Blanchett playing the Great Elven woman Galadriel.

  • The mighty wizard Gandalf is played by none other than Ian McKellen.

  • In this picture, elves King Elrond is seen in the foreground, while Galadriel and Gandalf stand in the background.

  • Sly and slimy Gollum will be seen in this LOTR franchise The Hobbit too.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Voyage holds onto first place at the worldwide box office with $139.4M in earnings for the weekend through December 30, according to Rentrak.

Peter Jackson's film dominates for the third consecutive weekend, now counting earnings of $686.7M across the globe for the eighth-best performance of 2012, ahead of Hunger Games ($686.5M).

Out in nine territories, the musical Les Misérables takes second place with $66.3M. Ang Lee's Life of Pi is next, adding $43M to its coffer, while Jack Reacher, the thriller starring Tom Cruise, is in fourth with $32.1M.

Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained debuts in fifth place with $30.7M -- revenues generated only on North America, where it has so far been released.

 

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