Considering how well The Lord of the Rings franchise did at the box office, it was basically a given that the prequel would follow suit. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey rode out 2012 at the top of the box office, setting new records for a single-day opening and a December opening. It made $228 million in 2012 and will only add to that number in coming weeks.
8. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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