The first instalment in Peter Jackson's new trilogy has earned $920,905,000 to date, which means it is on track to make $1 billion within the next six weeks.
[Martin Freeman in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug']
Flicks and Bits notes that this will make it the 15th film ever to crack the billion mark, and the fourth 2012 title to do so behind The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall.
The film topped the UK box office for four consecutive weekends, before being knocked from the top spot by Les Misérables.
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Watch Martin Freeman discussing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with Digital Spy below: