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‘Hobbit’ Sales Totaled $37.5 Mln on Friday, Hollywood.Com Says

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” earned $37.5 million on Friday, including $13 million in midnight ticket sales, and may break the December opening weekend record set in 2007, Hollywood.com Box-Office said in an e-mailed statement.

The movie could eclipse the December opening-weekend mark set by Time Warner’s “I Am Legend,” which earned $77.2 million in December 2007, the box-office tracker said. Warner Bros. is partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. on “The Hobbit.”

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