13 December 2012 1:30 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Because it's The Hobbit. Despite mixed reviews, talk of a "curse," and the reputed scourge of "Hobbit vomit," The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opening in theaters midnight Friday, should be fine. Box-office forecasts for the Peter Jackson film's opening weekend are ranging from the very big ($130 million, per BoxOffice.com) to the merely big (in the neighborhood of $100 million, per Exhibitor Relations).  One reason: The movie is opening everywhere (on 4,000-plus screens) on virtually everything. Not unlike Star Wars fans who own six different versions of Star Wars, Hobbit audiences will be able to see the Jackson film six different ways: in 2-D, 2-D IMAX, 3-D, 3-D »


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