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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • Harvey Weinstein Sues Over 'Hobbit' Profits

    Bob and Harvey Weinstein have sued New Line and Time Warner over the companies' decision to split the "Hobbit" movies into three parts and the studio's refusal to pay them profits for the second and third films. "This case is about greed and ingratitude,...
  • Movie moguls do battle over 'The Hobbit's' golden hoard

    Movie moguls do battle over 'The Hobbit's' golden hoard
    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opens Friday with little doubt it will bring Warner Bros. a hoard of gold, just as the first movie in the series did and as the final installment of the trilogy is bound to do when it is released a year...
  • New Line's Toby Emmerich Rides a Rollercoaster Year

    Struggling through the costly, back-to-back box office debacles of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and "Jack the Giant Killer" this past March, New Line chief exec Toby Emmerich knew not to panic. Having risen up the ranks of the Time Warner-owned...
  • Review: Lively 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' has welcome ring

    Review: Lively 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' has welcome ring
    The Hobbit lives … In the wake of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," last year's dreary, dense, disappointing slough through Middle-earth, "The Desolation of Smaug" comes as a relief. Peter Jackson's newest installment of the Tolkien trilogy is...
  • 'Hobbit' sequel 'Desolation of Smaug' to take box office gold

    A J.R.R. Tolkien dragon will torch the competition as "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" slithers into theaters this weekend. The 3-D "Hobbit" sequel, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf, is expected to...
  • Weinsteins in second legal fight with Warner Bros. this year

    For the second time this year, the brothers Weinstein are in a legal dispute with the brothers Warner.  Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax, the studio they founded and later sold, have sued Warner Bros., saying they are entitled to a share of the...
  • 'Desolation of Smaug' reinvigorates 'Hobbit' trilogy, critics say

    Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
  • '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...
  • Disney Pacts With Spain's Atresmedia Television

    Re-upping on a stable relationship. Disney Spain has inked a multi-year movie volume deal with Atresmedia Television, one of Spain's two biggest broadcast network groups. Titles in the pact are "The Avengers, "The Lone Ranger," "Thor: The Dark World,"...
  • MGM posts net income of $12 million in fourth quarter, down 70%

    MGM Holdings Inc., the parent of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., posted fourth-quarter net income of $12.2 million, down 70% from a year earlier, when MGM had net income of $40.2 million and benefited from the release of the blockbusters "Skyfall" and "The...
  • 'Skyfall,' 'Hobbit' Films Boost MGM Earnings, Revenues

    MGM Holdings has reported a 97% jump in 2013 earnings and an 11% gain in revenues, thanks to "Skyfall," its two "Hobbit" films, "Vikings" and "Teen Wolf." The privately held studio announced earnings last year of $122 million, nearly double the $62...