The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – review
The stars of The Hobbit on the latest Tolkein epic
Second Hobbit trailing predecessor
Somehow $128m after two weekends for a Middle Earth movie doesn't seem that great. The truth is, while The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug maintained pole position in its second session on an estimated $31.5m through Warner Bros, it's trailing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by 16% at the same stage.
The 2012 predecessor had amassed a dwarf's whisker over $150m after two weekends even though it was an inferior movie. Maybe the broader movie-going public that adds heft to a blockbuster's box office has grown tired of Middle Earth after all these years. Smaug will cross $200m by the end of its