"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" has achieved an impressive accomplishment: the movie is the 15th ever to cross the $1 billion mark in the worldwide box office.
March is shaping up to be a great month for the first "The Hobbit" film, as it's also slated to come out in digital release on March 12 and on Blu-ray and DVD on March 19. "An Unexpected Journey" made $301 million in the United States after it was released on December 14, and went on to rake in an additional $700 million worldwide.
That's impressive, but par for the course for the "Lord of the Rings" movies. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is actually the second film in director Peter Jackson's franchise to cross the $1 billion, with "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" having grossed $1.1 billion worldwide during its theatrical run.
"Fellowship of the Ring" made $869 million when it came out and "The Two Towers" made $923 million, »
- Terri Schwartz
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