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Radagast The Brown Concepts Orcrist, Scabbard & Balin's Knife Bifur Costume Design Bifur's Boar Spear & Knife Fili's Knife & Gloin's Sword & Cane Gloin's Costume Design Nori's Knife & Thorin's Bow Thror's Costume Designs Thorin Concepts From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, »
“I want to write something new, something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.”
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. In his adaptation, the filmmaker combines his distinctive visual, sonic, and storytelling styles in 3 Dimensions, weaving a Jazz Age cocktail faithful to Fitzgerald’s text and relevant to now. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the title role.
In theaters on May 10th, “The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. »
- Movie Geeks
We think that most of us can agree that moms are the best and they do a lot for us! Now it’s time to return the favor and celebrate this Mother’s Day by giving mom the movie night she deserves! Watching a classic flick together is the perfect opportunity to catch up and share stories with your family.
Thanks to Warner Bros., Sound On Sight is giving away the Best of WB 100 Film Collection valued at $597.92. This includes all 22 of Warner Bros. Library’s Best Picture™ winners on 55 discs presented in book style premium packaging. Plus two all-new documentaries: Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. The set is piled with hours of commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more on select films. It also includes a limited edition 27” x 40” poster, plus a postcard series of Warner Bros. movie posters designed by legendary Bill Gold. »
If you listen to the show, you know that I’m nervous about Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming effort, The Great Gatsby. I’m unconvinced that Leo can pull of Gatsby, if I’m being honest, but more importantly, Luhrmann’s bent toward dropping stories into the same formula doesn’t seem in line with the story.
At any rate, it seems like some things are being managed well enough, if we just look at the images. I’ll give them Carey Mulligan though, she could be a good fit.
Will you be in line for this one on opening day?
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. In his adaptation, the filmmaker combines his distinctive visual, sonic, and storytelling styles in 3 Dimensions, weaving a Jazz Age cocktail faithful to Fitzgerald’s text and relevant to now. »
- Marc Eastman
Just a few years ago, had I written a piece entitled “There are no films guaranteed to gross $1 billion this year”, you likely would have laughed and said “Of course not!”. As recently as 2010, the idea that any movie could or would gross $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales was somewhat of a pipe dream. From 1997 to 2006, there were just two films to reach that milestone, they being Titanic (the biggest movie of all-time with a seemingly insurmountable $1.8 billion) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the Oscar-winning chapter to what can be argued is the finest screen trilogy of our time (that’s a debate for another day). In 2006, we saw the powerhouse success of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest which parlayed the unexpected popularity of the first film into an even larger haul for its sequel, breaking the domestic opening weekend record »
- Scott Mendelson
With the Oscars having shifted to March 2 to avoid the Winter Olympics, it was no surprise that the BAFTAs announced Wednesday that their film awards for 2013 will take place on Feb. 16, 2014. -Insertgroups:12- The British academy had to go for this Sunday right in the middle of the sportsfest (Feb. 7 - 23) to keep ahead of the Oscars by two weeks. As the BBC does not air these kudos live, it has some flexibility in terms of timing. And with Sochi, Russia -- site of the Games -- four hours ahead of London, all the events of the day should be finished early enough to air the BAFTAs in primetime. While the homegrown audience is important, the BAFTAs are just as concerned with being watched by Oscar voters. Since these kudos were moved up in 2000 to take place while academy members are still voting, the BAFTAs have foreseen seven of the »
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, »
At the beginning of 2008, only three movies*Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest*had earned over $1 billion worldwide. Flash forward five years to early 2013, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has just recently become the 15th title to reach that illustrious milestone. With the addition of 3D ticket pricing and the rapid expansion of the foreign market in areas like China and Russia, reaching $1 billion definitely isn't all that it used to be. Still, it hasn't lost all its prestige, and hitting that mark remains an undeniable sign that a movie is a global sensation. Four 2012 movies reached that coveted level, though only one (Skyfall) was a major surprise. 2013, on the other hand, doesn't have as many obvious choices, and it's therefore unlikely we'll once again see four $1 billion titles. Excluding Jurassic Park*which will obviously pass »
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Warner Home Video has provided us with a nifty infographic in advance of next week’s release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Here are the official details. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of three films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The second film will be The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, »
- ComicMix Staff
Clocking in at 558 minutes (683 if you’re an elitist with the special extended editions, and a whopping 726 minutes is you’re lucky enough to have the Blu-ray editions), the Lord of the Rings trilogy requires some pretty epic commitment. Yet despite being closer to retirement age by the time Return of the King reaches its lengthy end credits, Peter Jackson’s films are widely regarded amongst certain circles as some of the best of all time.
If you’ve been living under a rock, Lord of the Rings – based on J.R.R Tolkien’s novel from 1955 – tells the story of Frodo Baggins, a hobbit from The Shire who inherits a golden ring from his uncle; a ring that naturally turns out to the One Ring (or Ring of Power, depending who you ask), forged by the Dark Lord Sauron to rule Middle Earth. Simply put, what follows is an »
- Claire Fulton
Thanks to strong grosses in China, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey finally passed $1 billion worldwide this weekend. Otherwise, with most countries preparing for the upcoming debut of Oz The Great and Powerful, there wasn't much going on at the foreign box office this weekend. The Hobbit added $8.6 million in China for a new total of $37.6 million there. That helped push the international total past $700 million, making it just the 10th movie ever to reach that level (and the seventh movie in the past two years). Add in the $301.4 million at the domestic box office, and The Hobbit is now the 15th movie ever to reach $1 billion worldwide. The movie's worldwide gross is still well below that of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.12 billion), though it is at least ahead of Fellowship of the Ring ($872 million) and The Two Towers ($926 million). By the end of its run, »
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Bilbo has bagged a billion.
The number was boosted by an excellent debut in China, where it managed $37 million in its first 10 days. All up, the box-office split is 30% U.S. domestic/70% international territories.
The film is presently the second highest-earning worldwide title in the series after "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King".
The news comes as another big-budget fantasy tentpole, "Jack the Giant Slayer," opened to a fairly dismal $27 million in the United States.
Source: The Age »
- Garth Franklin
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has just joined the billion dollar club with a whopping total of $1,001,134,992, where $700 million came from international markets. It’s not the first time a Middle Earth movie has joined such a prestigious club. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is also a member, with $1.119 billion in the bank! It’s going to take something special 3D inflated or not to knock Avatar off the top spot, which has sat there since 2009 with a staggering $2.78 billion! »
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"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
Peter Jackson's fantasy adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has officially hit the $1 billion dollar mark, earning over $300 million domestically and $700 million overseas. The film will have it's digital release on March 12th and on Blu-ray and DVD on March 19th.
This makes the film one of fifteen movies that have reached the milestone joining Avatar, Titanic, Marvel's The Avengers and many more. Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King also holds the 6th spot on the list.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released December 14th, 2012 and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter. The film is directed by Peter Jackson. »
We’ve all been expecting it to, it’s just been a matter of when. And now Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has finally done it. It is the fifteenth film to take more than a billion dollars around the world.
Sam Mendes’ Skyfall took a lot of us by surprise to become the first ever Bond film to break the billion-dollar barrier at the end of last year, along with becoming the highest-grossing UK film of all time.
And now Jackson’s first instalment in the upcoming The Hobbit trilogy has crossed the threshold, taking more than one billion dollars all over the world.
Jackson becomes the third director to have two films amongst the fifteen, »
- Kenji Lloyd
After 77 days at the box office, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has passed the $1 billion mark with a $1,001,134,992 take - approximately $300 million earned in the Us and $700 million internationally.Cue several "a haul as big as Smaug's!" gags around Weta HQ and yet another billion-buster from Peter Jackson, with An Unexpected Journey following in the hairy footsteps of 2003's Return Of The King, which took $1.119 billion throughout its run.The current top fifteen all time worldwide box office takings goes like this:Avatar (2009) - $2.78 billionTitanic (1997) - $2.18 billionThe Avengers (2012) - $1.5 billionHarry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) - $1.32 billionTransformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) - $1.12 billionThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - $1.119 billionSkyfall (2012) - $1.108 billionThe Dark Knight Rises (2012) - $1.081 billionPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - $1.066 billionToy Story 3 (2010) - $1.063 billionPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) - $1.043 billionStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - $1.027 billionAlice In »
The movie has become the second Jackson film after 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' to reach the milestone, the Age reported.
A larger percentage of the earning came from foreign markets, as the films 301.1 million dollar "domestic" gross ranks it only the 42nd highest earning film in North America before inflation, two spots behind 'Skyfall,' which is also still in cinemas.
The approximately 700-million-dollar international takings were. »
- Meeta Kabra
You did good, Bilbo.
It’s official. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has passed the $1 billion mark worldwide, and it has its recent opening in China to thank. The film grossed $37.3 million in China since it opened 10 days ago, becoming only the 15th film to cross this benchmark worldwide. The top three are Avatar, Titanic, and The Avengers. Skyfall is currently in the number seven position with $1.1 billion worldwide.
In a statement announcing the news on Sunday, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution for Warner Bros. said “From Berlin to Beijing, it is so gratifying to see how the »
- Lindsey Bahr
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has become a billion dollar baby. Propelled by China, the New Line and MGM epic crossed the milestone over the weekend, becoming only the 15th film in history to hit $1 billion in global ticket sales, not accounting for inflation. It's the second Jackson film after The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.12 billion). The milestone was welcome news for New Line and parent company Warner Bros. after the soft domestic debut of Jack the Giant Slayer over the weekend. Unexpected Journey has grossed $301.1 million domestically
- Pamela McClintock
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