The Hobbit tops the final UK box office chart of 2012

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 28th - Sunday 30th December 2012...

The UK box office recorded its fifth-largest weekend of the year as 2012 drew to a close, with Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Ang Lee's Life of Pi both enjoying an increase over the previous weekend to fend off competition from Jack Reacher and retain the top two positions in the chart. The Hobbit claimed first place with a superb £6.85m in its third weekend, giving The Lord of the Rings prequel a healthy £35.85m after just three weeks on screens (making it the fourth-biggest earner of 2012 behind Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers), while Life of Pi rose almost 50% from its opening haul, pulling in £4.18m to leave the acclaimed fantasy sitting on a solid £10.71m after just 11 days on screens.

Boosted by two days of preview screenings,
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