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The Hobbit NYC Premiere, Dec. 6, 2012

Box Office Report: The Hobbit, Django Unchained and Les Mis Hold Top Spots

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The offices at New Line and MGM must be a pretty happy place right now, because The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has stayed No. 1 at the box office since rolling out Dec. 14 — except for Christmas Day, when moviegoers crowded into theaters to see Les Miserables, which debuted at No. 1 that day.

The Hobbit has grossed an estimated $238.1 million to date domestically, and north of $470 million overseas.

The Weinstein Co.’s Django Unchained — starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio — has grossed $77.8 million since opening Christmas Day. Sony is Weinstein’s partner on the R-rated film and will release the film internationally. Django cost about $87 million to produce.

Universal’s Les Mis grossed $7.6 million on Tuesday for a North American total of $80.6 million. The film adaptation of the hit stage musical and Victor Hugo novel has a production price tag of $60 million. It’s already earned upwards of $50 million overseas.

The family comedy Parental Guidance, which cost $25 million to make, has been holding steady at No. 4 since its Christmas Day debut, grossing $4.7 million on New Year’s Day for a domestic total of $38.7 million.

At No. 5 on New Year’s Day was Tom Cruise’s action and gun-heavy flick Jack Reacher with a gross of $4.3 million. Reacher‘s domestic total is $51.8 million, and it’s earned about 22 million overseas.

Judd Apatow’s R-rated comedy This is 40 held at No. 6, earning an estimated $3.7 million for a total of $42.6 million. The Guilt Trip, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, has failed to score with moviegoers since being released on Dec. 19. The Paramount film’s domestic total through Tuesday was $24.8 million.

Jane Boursaw is the founder and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Her credits include hundreds of print and online publications, including The New York Times, People Magazine, Variety, Moviefone, TV Squad and more. Follow her on Twitter at @reellifejane.

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