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Sunday, December 30, 2012

'The Hobbit' again tops the weekend box office

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," $32.9 million ($106.5 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has familiar ring to it)
2."Django Unchained," $30.7 million. (Review by Meszoros: With fun, vulgar and violent 'Django Unchained,' Waltz, Tarantino again a terrific tandem)
3."Les Miserables," $28 million ($38.3 million international). (Review by Meszoros: Director, female stars make 'Les Miserables' a winning adaptation)
4."Parental Guidance," $14.8 million ($7 million international). (Review by The AP's Michael Rechtshaffen: You can go only so wrong with 'Parental Guidance')
5."Jack Reacher," $14 million ($18.1 million). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: In twisty thriller 'Reacher,' Tom Cruise oozes low-key charisma)
6."This Is 40," $13.2 million. (Review by Lemire: Apatow's latest comedy, 'This Is 40,' shows growth, reunited Rudd, Mann)
7."Lincoln," $7.5 million. (Review by Meszoros: 'Lincoln,' powered by Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal, engrossingly brings to life crucial bit of presidential history)
8."The Guilt Trip," $6.7 million. (Review by McCarthy: ‘Guilt Trip’ a flick only a mother (or Streisand fan) could love)
9."Monsters, Inc. 3-D," $6.4 million.
10."Rise of the Guardians," $4.9 million ($11.6 million). (Review by The AP's Todd McCarthy: Animated 'Rise of the Guardians' overly busy, should appeal to kids)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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