This hobbit isn’t giving in. “The Hobbit” is a box-office success that Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher” is having trouble competing with.
Tom Cruise and a popular action novel series combined can’t topple the success of J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic, which the fans have been waiting for since “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King”. That is one powerful ring indeed.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” took the top spot with earnings of $37.6 million according to Hollywood.com.
“The Hobbit” has brought in $148.9 million in ten days and proves to be a top performer for Warner Bros..
This isn’t saying that “Jack Reacher” was a flop. Quite the opposite, as it has raked in $15.6 million and placed second at the box office, an impressive feat that no doubt Tom Cruise had a lot to do with. Face it; audiences love Tom Cruise.
The premier for “Jack Reacher” had been postponed due to the Connecticut shooting, but the film is doing well in spite of a possible backlash against violent movies.
I’m betting the government and the NRA focusing on video games had a lot to do with the lack of protest on the film front.
Judd Apatow’s “This Is 40″ came in third at $12 million, making it the most successful comedy in spite of less than spectacular results.
The final figures are due Monday, with this year earning six percent more than 2011.