23 December 2012 4:54 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

This was … unexpected.    Despite dropping an estimated 56% in its second weekend in theaters, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey maintained its hold on the box-office top slot, besting at least five newcomers.    The Hobbit earned an estimated $36.7M from screenings in various formats, more than twice the amount earned by Jack Reacher ($15.6M), the movie that landed in second place.    This ranks as a relative slow start for a Tom Cruise thriller – particularly one that’s adapted from a powerful series of crime novels. Case in point: Cruise’s latest Mission: Impossible opened to $12.7M back in 2011, but that was only in 425 theaters. However, earlier this year, Cruise’s Rock of Ages...

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