Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Grosses $223M Worldwide in Opening Weekend
Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the global leader in box office measurement, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of December 16, 2012 as compiled by the company's Box Office Essentials™ and International Box Office Essentials theatrical measurement services.
As the trusted standard for all studio box office reporting, Rentrak provides intelligence into overnight theatre-level reporting across the global theatrical market. Coupled with the official reported data, studios are able to analyze admissions and gross results in over 50 territories using Rentrak's suite of products.
Rentrak's President of Theatrical Worldwide, Ron Giambra commented, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens at No. 1 worldwide with an outstanding weekend gross of $223 million. The US and Canada opening of $84.8 million is the largest opening of all-time for the month of December and the best opening for the Lord of the Rings franchise."
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, December 16, 2012 are below.
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The - Warner Bros. - $84.8M
Rise Of The Guardians - Paramount - $7.4M
Lincoln - Disney - $7.2M