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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • 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...
  • Where is the box office magic of 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas'?

    Where is the box office magic of 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas'?
    Box office observers have long credited Tyler Perry's "Madea" franchise with at least one thing: reliability.  As surely as Christmas comes once a year, a movie with Perry directing himself in drag as the volatile matriarch Mabel "Madea" Simmons is...
  • 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug': Did it pursue the best strategy?

    Almost as intriguing as the goings-on in Middle Earth has been the drama surrounding the “Hobbit" franchise itself. There was the fact that star director Guillermo del Toro walked off after a year of work. There’s been a long-running lawsuit....
  • 'Despicable Me 2,' 'Fast & Furious 6' top DVD sales chart

    The sixth movie in the "Fast & Furious" series burned rubber in the home video market, but it couldn't top the minions of "Despicable Me 2."  The computer animated family comedy, the sequel to 2010's "Despicable Me" featuring the voices of Steve Carell ...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' tops home video sales chart for 2nd week

    'Despicable Me 2' tops home video sales chart for 2nd week
    "Despicable Me 2," Universal Pictures' animated family mega-hit, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title for the second week in a row, holding off new arrivals including "The Lone Ranger," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "Elysium." The...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' tops DVD sales chart for third straight week

    The minions have continued their winning streak. For the third week in a row, Universal Pictures' animated sequel "Despicable Me 2" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, according to Rentrak, while "Fast & Furious 6," also from Universal, was...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' and 'Fast & Furious 6' are again the top DVD titles

    'Despicable Me 2' and 'Fast & Furious 6' are again the top DVD titles
    Sequels "Despicable Me 2" and "Fast & Furious 6" were again the two bestselling DVD and Blu-ray titles for the week that ended Jan. 4, according to Rentrak.  That marks the fourth straight week the animated comedy and the high-octane thriller have...
  • MGM posts net income of $12 million in fourth quarter, down 70%

    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...