The Hobbit NYC Premiere, Dec. 6, 2012

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.



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