The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Warner Bros. Pictures

Not even the highly anticipated releases of Django Unchained and Les Miserables could knock The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey from the top of the box office.

While the controversial slavery flick and the Hugh Jackman-Anne Hathaway starring musical garnered record-breaking box office numbers on their Christmas Day openings, Peter Jackson's fantasy film still reigned supreme. 

The Hobbit continued to dominate for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $32.9 million Friday-Sunday take, upping its domestic total to a whopping $222.7 million.

While Django Unchained and Les Miserables didn't win the box office, both fared well, raking in $30.7 million and $28 million, respectively.

Parental Guidance landed in a higher-than-expected fourth-place spot, taking home $14.8 million and topping Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher, which still hasn't pulled in numbers that would indicate that a $100 million gross is within its reach, according to

After the smallest-ever debut for a Judd Apatow-directed comedy, This Is 40, the quasi-sequel to Knocked Up, raked in $13.2 million, giving it only a gross of $37.1 million.

Meanwhile, Skyfall, which garnered $4.6 million domestically this weekend reached a huge milestone, surpassing $1 billion at the worldwide box office, according to

Overall, the box office remained strong, completing a very successful and record-breaking year for ticket sales, according to the Hollywood Reporter, with total yearly revenues expected to reach $10.8 billion by Monday. 

Here's the complete rundown of the weekend's top movies, per Box Office Mojo

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $32.9 million

2. Django Unchained, $30.7 million

3. Les Miserables, $28 million

4. Parental Guidance, $14.8 million

5. Jack Reacher, $14 million

6. This is 40, $13.2 million

7. Lincoln, $7.5 million

8. The Guilt Trip, $6.7 million

9. Monsters, Inc. (3D), $6.4 million

10. Rise of the Guardians, $4.9 million 

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