27 December 2012 1:33 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though it’s only been in theaters for less than two weeks, director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has already crossed the $500 million mark worldwide at the box office.  It’s current $523.7 million total is definitely an impressive achievement—especially since Return of the King made $1.1 billion worldwide in total—but the fact remains that the film’s domestic box office is a tad soft.  The film dropped 56% from its opening weekend total of $84 million to $36.9 million in its second weekend, and that’s with higher 3D ticket prices.  Hit the jump for more. The mixed reviews for An Unexpected Journey coupled with the Hfr controversy and formidable box office competition in the form of Les Miserables and Django Unchained have prevented The Hobbit from the total domestic box office domination that the Lord of the Rings films enjoyed in the weeks following their release.  In fact, »

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