16 December 2012 12:24 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Everyone expected this weekend's highly anticipated release of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, part one of Peter Jackson's trilogized interpretation of Tolkien's one book story, to be a major financial success. But was it really as successful as everyone thought? After a successful midnight opening, An Unexpected Journey spent the rest of the weekend raking in the grand sum of $84 million. While that handily topped I Am Legend's $77 million record for the biggest December opening, it fell well short of the $100 million many forecasters expected it to make. Based on numbers run by Box Office Mojo, An Unexpected Journey also had an unexpectedly low audeince turn out. Thanks to higher ticket prices and bloated specialty tickets (3D and IMAX screenings), fewer people actually shelled out money to take in the first round of The Hobbit than did for either The Two Towers or The Return of the King, »

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