THE HOBBIT TOPS NATIONAL BOX OFFICE FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WEEKEND
Jan 9, 2013
NAOMI WATTS' critically-acclaimed drama THE IMPOSSIBLE has failed to break THE HOBBIT's hold on the national box office as PETER JACKSON's fantasy epic held on to the number one spot for a fourth consecutive weekend.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which stars Sir Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman, raked in a further £4.1 million over the weekend (05-06Jan13), bringing its domestic gross total to £44.9 million since its release date last year (Dec12).
Tsunami movie The Impossible, which recently won Watts a coveted Golden Globe nomination, failed to overtake The Lord of the Rings prequel, scoring second place with £4 million in its opening weekend.
Ang Lee's acclaimed Life Of Pi was knocked into third place with takings of £3.4 million, while Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly, settled for fourth after earning £2.3 million in its opening weekend.
The top five is rounded out by Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster Jack Reacher, which took £1.7 million. (Guardian UK)
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