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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been named the first Australian box office chart-topper of 2013. Peter Jackson's new movie - the first in his trilogy based on the Jrr Tolkien novel - benefited from a busy week between Christmas and New Year, taking almost Au$$17 million across 560 screens. The film has now passed the Au$$20 million mark nationally as a result.

James Bond movie Skyfall, which topped the last set of weekend standings released before Christmas, drops to number six, but still took over Au$$2.77 million in the week between Christmas and New Year. The film, which became the first 'billion-dollar Bond movie' over the holiday period based on international receipts, has now grossed over Au$$44.7 million at the domestic box office. The first chart of the new year is dominated by the debut of big (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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