The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey absolutely dominated the box office in this, it’s opening weekend. Homorazzi cast member Matt reviewed the film and he absolutely love it (Check out his review here).

The film is estimated to have brought in almost $84.8 million. With that, the film set a new record for the largest December opening weekend performance on record by topping the $77.21 million debut of 2007’s I Am Legend. That being said, it didn’t set a new record when you adjust for ticket price inflation. In 2003, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King opened with $72.63 million in unadjusted terms, but when you adjust for inflation, it still holds the record with $95.6 million – precious!

Coming in a distant second was Rise Of The Guardians. Check out the list below to see how distant this second place spot was and how the rest of the top 10 films did at the box office this weekend. Also, I’ve included a funny video from Jimmy Kimmel that warns of the side effects of watching the film that was shot at 48 frames per second (double what most films are shot at)

  • 1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: $84,775,000
  • 2. Rise of The Guardians: $7,420,000 ($71,361,823)
  • 3. Lincoln: $7,244,000 ($107,898,187)
  • 4. Skyfall: $7,000,000 ($272,366,063)
  • 5. Life of Pi: $5,400,000 ($69,559,406)
  • 6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2: $5,175,000 ($276,865,069)
  • 7. Wreck-It Ralph: $3,273,000 ($168,778,549)
  • 8. Playing For Keeps: $3,247,000 ($10,838,092)
  • 9. Red Dawn (2012): $2,394,000 ($40,889,423)
  • 10. Flight: $1,940,000 ($89,448,038)

Side Effects Of ‘The Hobbit’