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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • '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....
  • 'Hobbit' sequel 'Smaug' takes off with $8.8 million Thursday night

    'Hobbit' sequel 'Smaug' takes off with $8.8 million Thursday night
    It looks like the air was thick with "Smaug" on Thursday night as the second part of director Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy rolled into theaters.  "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and ...
  • Box office: 'Hobbit' sequel stands tall

    Box office: 'Hobbit' sequel stands tall
    To no one's surprise, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" laid waste to the competition at the box office on Friday, earning an estimated $31 million. Starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf, the...
  • 'Gravity' explores new sound frontier with Dolby Atmos

    'Gravity' explores new sound frontier with Dolby Atmos
    "Gravity," the deep space thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, is getting the Dolby Atmos treatment. The Warner Bros. movie will be the first at the AMC Lincoln Square in New York to be filmed in the next generation sound format, known...
  • 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...
  • 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.,...
  • 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....
  • ‘Lego The Hobbit’ video game to explore kid-friendly Middle-earth

     
    Bilbo Baggins and his short-statured traveling companions are joining forces against Lego baddies in a new video game. “Lego The […]...