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Gandalf Confronts the Goblin King in a New Still From The Hobbit

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December 06, 2012

Following this morning's debut of a still from The Hobbit: There and Back Again (featuring Orlando Bloom's Legolas and Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman), Warner Bros. and MGM have released, also via EW, a look at Gandalf (Ian McKellen) confronting the Goblin King (Barry Humphries) from next week's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Check it out below!

Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on December 14, the Peter Jackson film film also stars Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage and many more.

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Sadly, I have to wait until Friday or Saturday before I can see this. :(

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Dwarves Sing in a New Clip From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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December 11, 2012

A new clip from this Friday's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now online via TheOneRing.net. This one features Thorin Oakenshield and his Dwarven compatriots singing "Misty Mountains" at Bilbo Baggins' house. Check it out in the player below!

The film follows Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters on December 14 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D.



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Gollum and Bilbo Meet in New Clip From The Hobbit

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December 12, 2012

Peter Jackson himself posted this new clip from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on his Facebook page this morning. The clip will be recognized by fans immediately as one of the most memorable scenes from the original book. After you watch the clip, don't forget to check out our interview with Visual FX Supervisor Joe Letteri on his toughest challenges with The Hobbit.

The film follows Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters on December 14 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D.



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Bilbo and Gandalf Converse in a New Clip From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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December 13, 2012

With the film hitting theaters at midnight tonight, iTunes Movie Trailers has revealed another new clip from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This one features a conversation between Ian McKellen's Gandalf and Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins. Check it out in the player below!



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The Hobbit Racks Up $13 Million in Midnights

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December 14, 2012

Peter Jackson's long-awaited The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opened last night at midnight and it's being reported that it grossed $13 million* in those midnight showings in over 3,000 theaters with $1.6 million coming from IMAX theaters. (*Updated from earlier)

The current December opening record is held by Will Smith's I Am Legend with $77.2 million in 2007, followed by James Cameron's Avatar with $77 million. Considering the latter made $26.8 million its opening day (after $3.5 million in midnights) and The Hobbit has already made nearly half that amount, it stands to logic that Jackson's movie is heading towards an opening day larger than both previous record holders, possibly with closer to $36 million or more, which means it's already on its way to seeing a new December record.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Opens to Record $37.5 Million on Friday

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December 15, 2012

New Line Cinema and MGM's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey grossed $37.5 million domestically on Friday, the biggest Friday ever for the month of December. The figure includes $13 million from midnight earnings.

Receiving an A CinemaScore from audiences, the Peter Jackson adaptation debuted in 4,045 theaters and the studio expects the film to earn $85 million for the weekend, also a record for the month. I Am Legend, which opened the same weekend in 2007, holds the record with $77.2 million. The Will Smith-starrer previously held the record for best Friday in December with $30.1 million.

Overseas, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned $27.3 million its first two days in theaters. The film started its international release on Wednesday.

Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis and many, many more star in first film of three.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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Saw it last night.

The Good: It's nice to be in Middle-Earth again. The cinematography and special effects are top notch. I saw it in 24 fps BTW. Much of the acting is great (some of the dwarves are hit or miss, with only a handful of the 13 establishing themselves well). Bilbo is solid, and Gandalf superb. Thorin was decent. He had great physicality, but he lacks the gravitas I was hoping for. Still, he's got two more movies to get it right.

The Bad: Jackson really needed better editing. There's at least 20 minutes that could easily be lost, and this is coming from a huge fantasy fan. After Rivendell it's nearly perfect. Getting to Rivendell is a slog at times. Some of the tone is uneven as well. Slapstick comedy and silly songs one minute, fights to to death the next.

The Strange: There's a lot that wasn't in the book. As I'm not super familiar with the Appendices, I'm not sure how many liberties Jackson took. Some of it works
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the Azog subplot ties a lot of stuff together
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they made Radagast too silly; I couldn't take him at all seriously with the bird $hit all over his face
. I must admit that it would be cool to see the battle of Dol Guldar, something only alluded to in the books.

I give it an A-. I liked it better than Fellowship, but it's not as good as Two Towers or Return of the King.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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The Hobbit Sets New December Opening Weekend Record

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December 16, 2012

New Line Cinema and MGM's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey kicked off the holiday season with an estimated $84.8 million, a new December opening weekend record, surpassing the $77.2 million earned by Will Smith-starrer I Am Legend the same weekend in 2007. The Peter Jackson film debuted in 4,045 theaters in which it averaged a strong $20,958 per location.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey received an A CinemaScore from moviegoers which should help with word-of-mouth through the holidays. 58% of the audience was over the ages of 25 and males made up 57% of the audience.

$10.1 million of the domestic total came from the 326 IMAX theaters the film opened in this weekend. That's an average of $31,000 per screen. Internationally, the picture broke an IMAX December record grossing $5 million in 126 IMAX locations (an average of $40,000). The IMAX locations which showed the film in 48 fps were quite strong, generating $44,000 per screen domestically and $57,000 per screen internationally. IMAX's global weekend total for "The Hobbit" is an estimated $15+ million, which is a record for December.

Dropping from first place to fourth, Sony and MGM's Skyfall added $7 million domestically for a total of $272.4 million after six weeks. Internationally, the 23rd James Bond film grossed an estimated $12.2 million this weekend, bringing the overseas total to $678.7 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $951 million to date.

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Saw it yesterday afternoon as well. And Shell, you pretty much summed up my thoughts completely. It's good, it's real good. But the first have was SO uneven. And it didn't have to be, it just seemed some of the transitions were jarring. My son even said so. But boy, after Rivendell it was pretty much perfect. '

And yeah, your strange comment is 100% right on. That was SO very odd.

I did absolutely love the opening scene and how they tied it in. And the way they did the whole cave was absolutely fantastic. Very solid A- from me as well.

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The Hobbit and Skyfall Box Office Updates

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December 23, 2012

ComingSoon.net has posted the weekend box office results which show that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey remained in first place and that Skyfall is nearing the $1 billion mark worldwide. Here are several excerpts:

Despite all the new choices in theaters, Peter Jackson's epic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (New Line/WB) remained on top for a second weekend in a row with $36.7 million, down 57% from its record-setting December opening weekend. After becoming the 26th movie of 2012 to cross the $100 million mark, it has grossed nearly $150 million domestically in 10 days. Internationally, the "An Unexpected Journey" added $91 million for an overseas total of $284 million and worldwide total of $433.9 million.

The 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall (Sony/MGM) dropped to 8th place with $4.7 million, having grossed $280 million to date domestically as it remains neck and neck with the "Twilight" finale (see below) for the fourth-highest grossing movie of 2012. It also added another $9 million overseas bringing its global total to $974.1 million.


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