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'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' tops Christmas box office - top 10

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has topped the box office for the second consecutive weekend.

Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth will spend Christmas as the UK's number one movie after holding off competition from Ang Lee's Life of Pi.

'The Hobbit' still
'Life of Pi' still

The Hobbit earns £5.9 million from its 601 nationwide locations against Life of Pi's £3.6 million haul. Rise of the Guardians and Nativity 2 both drop a place from last week's placings to occupy the number three and four spots respectively.

Pitch Perfect, Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick
Pitch Perfect, the musical comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, debuts at number five with £952,107.

Skyfall falls down two places to number six, passing the £99 million mark on its ninth week on release. The latest James Bond outing is expected to be the first film to pass £100 million in the UK in the next few weeks.

Elsewhere, Bollywood release Dabangg 2 pulls in £341,619 to land at number eight.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (1) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - £5,979,241
2. (-) Life of Pi - £3,610,604
3. (2) Rise of the Guardians - £1,221,504
4. (3) Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger - £1,188,380
5. (-) Pitch Perfect - £952,107
6. (4) Skyfall - £554,958
7. (5) Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings - £469,630
8. (-) Dabangg 2 - £341,619
9. (6) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 - £167,952
10. (7) Seven Psychopaths - £167,952

Source: Rentrak

Watch Martin Freeman talk to Digital Spy about The Hobbit below:

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