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Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ tops box office for 2d straight week

LOS ANGELES — Tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins is running circles around some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Peter Jackson’s ‘‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’’ took in $36.7 million to remain No. 1 at the box office for the second straight weekend, easily beating a rush of top-name holiday newcomers.

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