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HOBBIT TRIUMPHS OVERSEAS, TOO

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had an impressive opening overseas, where it brought in an estimated $138.2 million in 56 markets, putting its worldwide total at $223 million. The U.K. boasted the biggest single opening — $18.3 million in 601 theaters, or a whopping $30,000 per-theater average. Meanwhile, IMAX issued a news release noting that […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (Updated)

December 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that has come to theaters this weekend is the one that you’d ordinarily expect to see when the long “director’s cut” is released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, many critics are suggesting. In fact, some suggest, the first 45 minutes of the movie are so languid and […]

HOBBIT NO. 1 EXPECTED TO SET BOX-OFFICE RECORD

December 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Pundits are all over Middle Earth with predictions about how well The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will do at the box office this weekend. Virtually all of them are predicting a December record, but their estimates range from $75-90 million to $120-140 million. The movie, wrote the Los Angeles Times, which predicted the latter amount, […]

$70-MILLION OPENING FOR HOBBIT PREDICTED

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Forecasts that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will earn more than $70 million at next weekend’s box office were underscored on Tuesday when online ticket seller Fandango said that the movie accounted for 76 percent of all sales. Coming in a distant second was the musical Les Miserables. Fandango also reported that despite the controversy […]

HOBBIT‘S LENGTH MAY TRIM ITS EARNINGS

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although box office forecasters are predicting that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have a huge opening at the box office this weekend, its nearly three-hour (174 minutes) length will result in theaters being able to show it fewer times than shorter films, thereby cutting into its potential revenue. But today’s (Wednesday) New York Post […]

WILL MOVIEGOERS BUY TICKETS FOR 48 FPS HOBBIT?

December 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Many box-office pundits are predicting that Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be packing the more than 4,000 theaters screening it next weekend. But whether those moviegoers be heading for the 450 theaters screening it at 48 frames per second remains an open question. About 60 percent of social media discussions about the […]

LITTLE NEED TO BUY MOVIE TICKETS IN ADVANCE THIS WEEKEND

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This weekend could very well see the fewest tickets sold at the box office this year. FilmDistrict decided to launch its romcom Playing for Keeps this weekend in order to avoid having to compete with the upcoming holiday blockbusters, which begin rolling out next weekend with the first installment of The Hobbit trilogy. However, Daily […]

THE HOBBIT: WHAT YOU HEARD MONTHS AGO IS TRUE

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On a slow holiday news day, MGM, New Line and Warner Bros. confirmed what had already been bandied about for months: that the first of the Lord of the Rings prequels will be titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the second will be titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again. They will be released […]

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