16 December 2012 9:07 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" absolutely dominated the box office this weekend, as according to Film.com, the first installment of Peter Jackson's adaptation of the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien novel brought in a staggering $84.8 million.

That was nearly twice as much as every other film combined, though there were some bright spots for the also-rans. "Lincoln," for instance, passed the $100 million mark domestically, while "Silver Linings Playbook" crept into the top ten thanks to award season buzz.

For a full rundown of this weekend's box office, including figures for returning hits "Skyfall," "Life of Pi" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," head to Film.com. »

- Scott Harris

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