"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" absolutely dominated the box office this weekend, as according to Film.com, the first installment of Peter Jackson's adaptation of the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien novel brought in a staggering $84.8 million.
That was nearly twice as much as every other film combined, though there were some bright spots for the also-rans. "Lincoln," for instance, passed the $100 million mark domestically, while "Silver Linings Playbook" crept into the top ten thanks to award season buzz.
- Scott Harris
Similar News ItemsPeter Jackson (I)
- ‘Hobbit’ Star Richard Armitage on Tackling New ‘Hannibal’ Villain Francis Dolarhyde (From The Wrap. 24 July 2015, 6:35 AM, PDT)
- New Zealand Film Agencies to Merge (From Variety - Film News. 24 July 2015, 12:54 AM, PDT)
- I, Madman | Blu-ray Review (From ioncinema. 21 July 2015, 7:30 AM, PDT)
- Flickering Myth Podcast: Reviews of Southpaw & Inside Out (From Flickeringmyth. 27 July 2015, 3:52 PM, PDT)
- Smith Still Favorite For "Spectre" Theme (From Dark Horizons. 27 July 2015, 9:52 AM, PDT)
- 007 contenders for Spectre's theme song: Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Adele and the rest (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 27 July 2015, 5:34 AM, PDT)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
- Morgan Freeman to Star in ‘Down to a Sunless Sea’ (From Variety - Film News. 27 July 2015, 6:22 PM, PDT)
- Review: 'True Detective' - 'Church in Ruins' (From Hitfix. 26 July 2015, 8:06 PM, PDT)
- Marvel vs. Pixels: Weekend Box Office Will Be Fight to the Death Between Sandler Critical Dud and Ant-Man Rudd (From Alt Film Guide. 24 July 2015, 11:12 PM, PDT)