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

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" took in $36.7 million to remain No. 1 at the box office, easily beating a rush of holiday newcomers. "The Hobbit" raised its domestic total to $149.9 million.

Studio estimates Sunday put Tom Cruise's "Jack Reacher" in second-place with a modest $15.6 million debut for the action thriller based on the Lee Child best-seller "One Shot."

Opening at No. 3 with $12 million was Judd Apatow's marital comedy "This Is 40," featuring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising their roles from the director's 2007 hit "Knocked Up."

FILE - This publicity film image released by Warner Bros., shows Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in a scene from the fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: An
FILE - This publicity film image released by Warner Bros., shows Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in a scene from the fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Filmmaker Peter Jackson's decision to shoot his epic three-part J.R.R. Tolkien prequel in the super-clear format that boosts the number of frames per second to 48 from the current standard, 24, has some unintended consequences. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., James Fisher, File) ( James Fisher )

Three other new wide releases, "The Guilt Trip," a 3-D version of "Monsters, Inc." and "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away," had weak openings.