Dean O’Gorman as Fili and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in the fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” (Mark Pokorny/MARK POKORNY)

The film didn’t fare quite as well with critics as it did at the box office. While previous “Lord of the Rings” films earned Golden Globe nominations and even one Best Picture Oscar, reception of “The Hobbit” has been lukewarm at best. Post critic Ann Hornaday called the film “a disappointment, a dreary, episodic series of lumbering walk-talk-fight sequences.”

Here are the top 10 movies at the box office:

1. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” $84.8 million

2. “Rise of the Guardians,” $7.4 million

3. “Lincoln,” $7.2 million

4. “Skyfall,” $7 million

5. “Life of Pi,” $5.4 million

6. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2,” $5.2 million

7. “Wreck-It Ralph,” $3.3 million

8. “Playing for Keeps,” $3.2 million

9. “Red Dawn,” $2.4 million

10. “Silver Linings Playbook,” $2.1 million