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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has reportedly set a new box office record on its first day of release in New Zealand. The first movie in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy took $$643,000 (£398,657) on Wednesday (December 12), The Hollywood Reporter claims. The official figures are not expected to be released until later on Thursday, according to the New Zealand Herald. If confirmed, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have set a new national box office record for (more) »

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