'Hobbit' Wins a 3rd Week

As Hollywood cruises to a record-breaking year
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2012 12:37 PM CST
Gollum, voiced by Andy Serkis, in a scene from the fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros., File)

(Newser) – Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey pulled in $32.9 million this week to rule the box-office roost for a third consecutive week, relegating Quentin Tarantino's controversial Django Unchained to the No. 2 spot, with $30.7 million. Les Miserables was close by in third place, with $28 million. And Hollywood looks set to end the year with a record-breaking bang, notes the Hollywood Reporter: Revenues for 2012 are set to hit $10.8 billion tomorrow, up 5.8% over last year and topping the previous record of $10.6 billion in 2009.

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