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Update: International grosses are in. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opened in 56 foreign markets as early as Wednesday, has grossed $138.2 million overseas for a worldwide total of $223 million. __________  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came away with an estimated $84.8 million at the weekend box office, its studio reported, the largest-ever Friday-Sunday domestic debut for a December release, including James Cameron's all-time champ, Avatar. If Peter Jackson's latest J.R.R. Tolkien adventure take wasn't bigger, as some had projected, then there were a couple of possible mitigating factors—one of which wasn't the Jackson-championed high-frame-rate »

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