| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street.
A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum,...
| Aug 6, 2014
Last month, filmmaker and J.R.R. Tolkien ambassador Peter Jackson made his final appearance at San Diego's Comic-Con International to promote […]...
| Jul 28, 2014
The first official teaser trailer has arrived for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the film that will […]...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:13 PM
As Hollywood studios continue to mine existing properties and milk their blockbuster franchises, moviegoers have grown accustomed to a seemingly endless parade of sequels, prequels and reboots. Now the superhero epic "X-Men: Days of Future Past,"...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:40 PM
BEIJING -- Smog seems to have helped Smaug at the Chinese box office this last weekend.
"The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug," raked in about $33.7 million from Friday to Sunday, consulting firm Artisan Gateway said Tuesday, putting it in first place....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:22 AM
BEIJING -- Not even two months into 2014, China’s box office has topped $900 million, a blistering pace far ahead of last year, when receipts for the entire first quarter were about $830 million.
The strong results are being powered by a number of...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Ben Affleck's CIA thriller "Argo" topped the digital movie purchases and rentals charts in 2013, outselling "World War Z" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness."
According to research company Rentrak Corp., the 2013 Academy Award-winning film from Warner Bros.,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The third and final movie in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy has an action-oriented new title. The film will henceforth be known as "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," Jackson announced on his Facebook page Thursday.
The movie was...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" shot to the top of both national home video sales charts for the week ended April 13, ending a three-week stay at the top for Walt Disney's "Frozen."
"Frozen" slipped to No. 2 on both the Nielsen...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"Frozen" has iced another honor, winning the top prize Saturday, Feb. 1, at the 41st Annie Awards.
The musical toon scooped up five of Disney's 10 Annies, presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, which hosts Hollywood's biggest night for the animation industry....
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Fueled by foreign fans, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has crossed the $500 million mark in worldwide grosses.
"Smaug," co-produced by New Line and MGM, hit the milestone in two weeks after its day-and-date launch in nearly all markets.