The Hobbit tops the chart with 32 Million domestic and 139 Million worldwide this weekend with a three week’s total of 222 Millions domestic and 686 Millions worldwide box office collections. Followed by Les Miserables with a collection of 28 Million domestic and 66 Million worldwide this weekend with a total of 116 Million worldwide.
The Hobbit: This film is the first of three adapting to the popular fairy tale book “The Hobbit” written by J.R.R Tolkien. The Hobbit was published in 1937 as a prelude to his 1954 masterpiece “The Lord of the Rings” which was brought to theaters in 2001.
The story is set in Middle-Earth 60 years preceding Lord of the Ring’s time setting. The film starrs Martin Freeman (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Love Actually) as Bilbo Baggins who seeks out on a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor and end the feared dragon, Smaug, who is guarding this valuable treasure land which was once taken from the dwarves. Whilst on his mighty journey, Bilbo is randomly approached by Gandalf the Grey (Ian Mckellen of Lord of the Rings, X-men) and is accompanied by several dwarves who are led by Thorin Oakshield, (Richard Armitage of Captain America: The First Avenger, Robin Hood) a legendary warrior. Unexpectedly, Bilbo encounters the creature, Gollum (Andy Serkis of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin) who he meets in a goblin tunnel. Here, Bilbo discovers a most “precious” surprise that could change his life and the fate of all Middle-Earth forever.
Les Miserables: it is based on Victor Hugo’s famous novel, this adaptation is actually modeled after the 1985 musical drama inspired by the same. Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel penned the lyrics down for the musical along with an English libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. The adaptation still ranks as the second longest running musicals of all time.