Crowds Love Jack Reacher, But Hobbit Still Wins
Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' takes 3rd at weekend box office
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2012 1:42 PM CST
This publicity film image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in a scene from the film, "This is 40."   (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Suzanne Hanover)

(Newser) – Christmas weekend is weird for Hollywood because movies often gain traction as the holiday week goes on, the New York Times reports. Still, the box office looks plausible enough: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey held onto first with $36.7 million, ahead of Jack Reacher ($15.6 million) and Judd Apatow's This Is 40 ($12 million). Reacher received an A-minus exit-poll score and This Is 40 a B-minus, which could predict future sales. Rise of the Guardians took fourth with $5.9 million and Lincoln fifth with $5.6 million, bringing its seven-week gross to $116.8 million.

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CRITICXTREME
Dec 25, 2012 7:49 PM CST
When you see Tom Cruise, a moron thinks of him jumping up on Oprah's couch. But any real dude would do the same when bagging a young girl but privately. You think of the allocation of him being gay, how short he truly is but yet how rich he truly is in elevator shoes. You think Scientology and that whackiness. You think Mission Impossible. Plus, it seems that Tom Cruise is playing the same role in every movie.
NYUFan
Dec 24, 2012 10:44 AM CST
I certainly hope that the Jack Reecher and 40 movies aren't as full of totally unnecessary smoking as The Hobbit was! Peter Jackson must be a smoker. Very sad. All smoking out of movies and everywhere else!
Stormf
Dec 24, 2012 3:49 AM CST
How does tiny Tom play the 6'5" 250lb Jack Reacher? Was everyone on their knees or is Tom Photoshopped?