The Hobbit holds on to box office crown for another weekend
Naomi Watts' critically-acclaimed drama The Impossible has failed to break The Hobbit's hold on the national box office as Peter Jackson's fantasy epic held on to the number one spot for a fourth consecutive weekend.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which stars Sir Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman, raked in a further £4.1 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic gross total to £44.9 million since its release date last year.
Tsunami movie The Impossible, which recently won Watts a coveted Golden Globe nomination, failed to overtake The Lord of the Rings prequel, scoring second place with £4 million in its opening weekend.
Ang Lee's acclaimed Life Of Pi was knocked into third place with takings of £3.4 million, while Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly, settled for fourth after earning £2.3 million in its opening weekend.
The top five is rounded out by Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster Jack Reacher, which took £1.7 million.