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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse

    Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse
    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,...
  • ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’ creators mine Tolkien lore for game

     
    Last month, filmmaker and J.R.R. Tolkien ambassador Peter Jackson made his final appearance at San Diego's Comic-Con International to promote […]...
  • ‘Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ trailer brings war to Middle-earth

     
    The first official teaser trailer has arrived for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the film that will […]...
  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' ups the ante on super-sequels

    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,"...
  • Reel China: 'Smaug' smokes box office; Oscar films in short supply

    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....
  • 'Monkey King,' 'Hobbit' help fuel China box-office surge

    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...
  • 'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales

    'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales
    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.,...
  • 'The Hobbit' finale renamed 'The Battle of the Five Armies'

    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...
  • 'The Hobbit' Knocks 'Frozen' Off Top of Home Video Sales Chart

    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...
  • 'Frozen' Takes Top Prize at Annie Awards

    "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....
  • 'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' Tops $500 Million Worldwide

    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. Peter...