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‘Unbroken’ Leads But ‘Into The Woods’ Back In Race – Christmas B.O. Update

17 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

2Nd Update, 10:08 Am: Universal-Legendary’s Unbroken is still on track to take No. 1 over the Christmas frame with nearly $15.6M in Thursday grosses, according to the latest studio estimates this morning. But the biggest shift comes from Disney’s Into The Woods. After it had been tops in noon estimates yesterday it fell behind Angelina Jolie’s pic later in the evening, but it ended up rallying the most among the newcomers and is now making it a fight for the top spot. It is currently No. 2 with $15M-plus, higher than yesterday’s $13.6M estimate.

If it all holds, Unbroken would be the third-highest Christmas day opener ever following 2012’s Les Miserables ($18.11M), Hollywood’s last Broadway musical before Into The Woods to bow on Xmas. Into The Woods is running fourth ahead of Django Unchained, which TWC opened Christmas Day 2012 with a $15.01M gross. The top December 25 opener »

- Anthony D'Alessandro and Brian Brooks

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Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ Opens with $850,000 in Christmas Eve Showings

25 December 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angelina Jolie’s war drama “Unbroken” has launched respectably with $850,000 in Christmas Eve showings at 1,979 North American theaters.

Universal is expanding “Unbroken” into 3,131 locations on Christmas Day amid serious competiton from four new films — including Sony’s “The Interview” — and holdover “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”

Unbroken” depicts the life of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini, portrayed by Jack O’Connell. Zamperini, who died in July at the age of 97, survived in a raft for 47 days after his bomber was downed in WWII, and was sent to a series of prisoner-of-war camps.  Universal has been estimating that “Unbroken,” will finish the four-day Christmas weekend in the $17 million to $19 million range.

The film, co-produced by Legendary Entertainment, faces a trio of other wide releases — Disney’s “Into the Woods” at 2,440 sites, Paramount’s “The Gambler” at 2,478 and The Weinstein Co.’s “Big Eyes” — and Sony’s opening »

- Dave McNary

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‘Hobbit’ Finale Crosses $100 Million Mark in U.S.

24 December 2014 10:28 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” has wound up its first week in U.S. theaters by crossing the $100 million milestone.

Tuesday grosses for the finale of the New Line-mgm ‘Hobbit’ trilogy totaled $9.8 million, lifting “Five Armies” to $107.9 million.

That’s a faster pace than last year’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which took in $96 million in its first week in the U.S. on its way to a domestic total of $258 million. Though it’s not as fast 2012’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which grossed $113 million in its first week and finished with $303 million in the U.S.

“Five Armies” is the third movie to pass $100 million in the U.S. in a week this year following Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” which grossed $168.7 million in its opening week, and Marvel-Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” with $134.4 million its first week. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Hobbit’, ‘Annie’, ‘Museum’ Lose Loot On Soft Sunday – B.O. Actuals

22 December 2014 3:15 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

3Rd Update, Monday, 3:15 Pm: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies dropped some gold coins on its way to the bank today to deposit its actual results. The finale of Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy was off 1.7% from its Sunday five-day estimate of $90.6M, for a current reported cume of $89.1M.  That figure still beats the first five days of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug ($86.1M).

The Warner Bros./New Line/MGM film wasn’t the only one off from its Sunday: Sony’s Annie came in about $440K under today with $15.86M in third, while Fox’s Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb was down $200K.

Essentially, yesterday wound up not being as robust as expected for distribs with it being the last Sunday before Christmas. Warner Bros. projected $18.2M yesterday for Five Armies, but filed $16.73M, while Sony estimated $4.9M but came in closer to $4.5M. »

- Anthony D'Alessandro

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The Hobbit 3 Dominates Box Office Weekend, Night at the Museum 3 and Annie Bomb

22 December 2014 2:53 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," which is the last installment in "The Hobbit" trilogy, took first place at the domestic box office by earning $56 million, bringing its worldwide total to $355 million. Despite the amazing results, both previous "The Hobbit" films performed better. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opened to $84.6 million in 2012 and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opened to $73.6 million last year. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" has a 61% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Taking second place is "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," which is also a third film in the franchise. It earned a very disappointing $17.3 million, far lower than the original "Night at the Museum" ($30.4 million) and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" ($54.2 million). "Secret of the Tomb" cost $127 million to make, which means that it will heavily rely on international box office to keep loses to a minimum. »

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Box Office: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Finale Hits $355 Million Worldwide In 12 Days

21 December 2014 2:05 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is #1 at the worldwide box office for a second week in a row (it opened in many international territories last week) with a haul of $105 million from overseas. Combined with what it earned last week, that gives it an international total of $105.5 milion. Throw in the fact that the threequel has exceeded expectations in North America with $90.6 million - which is quite a bit more than initial estimates of $80 million and more than the first two films opened with - and it has now reached $355 million worldwide after just 12 days of release. $20.1 million has been brought in from IMAX screens, but there's no word on what kind of difference Hfr may have made, a format which unfortunately hasn't been embraced by moviegoers since debuting with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Have you seen the movie? »

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Box Office: ‘The Hobbit’ Rules Them All With $90.6 Million

21 December 2014 8:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Moviegoers helped Peter Jackson bid farewell to Middle Earth in style, pushing “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” to $90.6 million over its first five days in theaters.

The franchise finale debuted Wednesday on 3,875 locations and easily trumped tracking which had predicted a debut in the $70 million range. For its inaugural three-day weekend, the fantasy adventure earned $56.2 million.

“There have been six visits to Middle Earth and this is the final one and it became so important for people to come out to see this in a big way,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president. “The action was there and Peter made a fabulous movie.”

This “Hobbit” faced stiffer competition than the previous installments in the form of two major family releases, “Annie” and “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.” Previous Jackson films, such as “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Desolation of Smaug, »

- Brent Lang

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The 20 Greatest Middle-earth Movie Moments from 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'

18 December 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

In their extended (and superior) cuts, the three films of the Lord of the Rings trilogy run 680 minutes. That's just over 11-and-a-half hours. Add in the six or so hours from the first two Hobbit movies and you have a lot of movie. Now, picking the 20 best single moments from these five movies doesn't seem so foolhardy. If anything, it seems too difficult! How do you narrow that much content down? After revisiting The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we managed to select 20 scenes that stand out above the rest. Consider this a brief primer on just how great these can be before you return to...

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Film Review: Too-Long ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Delivers on Intimate, Hand-to-Hand Combat

17 December 2014 1:36 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Though he’s never been called it before in scientific speak, I’m saying it now: Peter Jackson is a master of mitosis. He’s one of Hollywood’s best in splitting up the cinematic cellular DNA of one story into three because, apparently, he can’t do epics unless they’re in groups of three.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

After directing a previous trio of precious ring-obsessed films one year apart, Jackson’s back with another threesome. “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” released in 2001, “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” in 2002 and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in 2003. Now we have his “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in 2012, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” in 2013 and the current “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” which opened in theatres everywhere today.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s book “The Hobbit” is only 320 pages long. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Ten things Andy Serkis can say about 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

17 December 2014 10:26 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

"Who does Andy Serkis play in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?" is one of the thousand questions fans have been asking about next year’s Episode VII. And the actor himself seems to be bursting with the desire to talk about which galactic denizen he'll be inhabiting. But Serkis, best known as Gollum from The Lord of the Rings trilogy (and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), the giant ape from Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and the smaller but more sophisticated simian Caesar from the new Planet of the Apes films, has been tight-lipped about Star Wars so far. »

- Anthony Breznican

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The Stretching of 'The Hobbit' Trilogy: By the Numbers

17 December 2014 9:43 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of the biggest complaints with Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit has been the unnecessary stretching of a simple, rather brief book into a bloated, three-movie series. I totally agree with that sentiment, making for a punishing 474 minutes of film to watch. But is the book actually stretched or do we just feel like it isc Well, Walt Hickey from the "Data Lab" over at FiveThirtyEight.com has taken a look at the numbers of running times and page counts of a wide swath of films adapted from popular novels to answer the question. Their conclusionc The Hobbit series is the most stretched film adaptation of a novel. With a total 474 minute running time (approximately 542 minutes for the extended editions) to its measly 293 page count, The Hobbit is unprecedented in how stretched the film is. The most recent film, The Battle of the Five Armies, which covers approximately 72 pages of the novel, »

- Mike Shutt

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'Hobbit 3' Tuesday Box Office Opens with $11.2 Million

17 December 2014 8:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies is well on its way to dominating at the box office over the holiday season, debuting with $11.2 million in Tuesday night screenings. That tally bests last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which took in $8.8 million from preview screenings, but it is still lower than The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's $13 million haul in 2012. The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies opened in over 3,100 theaters last night for early screenings, with the Middle Earth finale expanding to 3,875 theaters by Friday, 85% of which can screen the film in 3D or large formats.

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies has already earned $122.1 million in 37 international markets, with 71% of that total coming from 3D screenings. This is the first Hobbit movie to open on a Wednesday, mirroring The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which opened on mid-December Wednesdays for three consecutive years. »

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‘Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Commands $11.2 Million at Late Night Box Office

17 December 2014 7:39 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” marched into theaters Tuesday night, picking up a formidable $11.2 million in pre-shows.

That outstrips the previous film in the series,” The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which made $8.8 million in pre-shows, though it falls short of the first installment,”The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which roped in $13 million. Imax was responsible for $2.5 million of the “Five Armies” Tuesday night grosses.

Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth finale is projected to pull in between $70 million and $75 million over its first five days in theaters.

“Five Armies” began showing in the U.S. at 7 p.m. Tuesday and will expand to about 3,850 locations on Wednesday.

The film has already debuted in 37 foreign markets including such moviegoing hotspots as the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia, earning a smashing $122.2 million last weekend.

Stateside, a debut of about $70 million would put the film in the neighborhood of the previous two installments. »

- Brent Lang

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Box Office: The Hobbit Finale Expected To Dwarf Competition With $75M Opening

17 December 2014 5:06 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Today, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies opens in 3,850 locations. Analysts for the two studios that financed the film, MGM and New Line, are predicting it will gross $75 million at the domestic box office through Sunday. Independent tracking has that figure as high as $80 million. 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey took in $84.6 million in its opening weekend and 2013's The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug took in $73.6 million. Both of those films opened on Fridays, which means they did all of their damage in three days while The Battle Of Five Armies will have an extra two days, yet it will barely beat out Smaug's three-day total. A bit of downer when you look at it like that, but The Hobbit films aren't dependent on the North American box office to be a success. The previous two films made 70% of their »

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Box Office: The Hobbit Finale Expected To Dwarf Competition With $75M Opening

17 December 2014 5:06 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Today, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies opens in 3,850 locations. Analysts for the two studios that financed the film, MGM and New Line, are predicting it will gross $75 million at the domestic box office through Sunday. Independent tracking has that figure as high as $80 million. 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey took in $84.6 million in its opening weekend and 2013's The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug took in $73.6 million. Both of those films opened on Fridays, which means they did all of their damage in three days while The Battle Of Five Armies will have an extra two days, yet it will barely beat out Smaug's three-day total. A bit of downer when you look at it like that, but The Hobbit films aren't dependent on the North American box office to be a success. The previous two films made 70% of their »

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies – The Review

16 December 2014 10:39 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

And so another holiday tradition comes to a close. Thirteen years ago (naw, can’t be!), Peter Jackson delivered the first of a Christmas-time trilogy with the inaugural entry of the Jrr Tolkien trilogy, The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring. Two years later he closed it out with The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, and after reaping a bounty of gold a few months later at Oscar time, he bid adieu to Middle Earth. But after a couple of features, the siren call of the wizards and elves drew him back for, not a sequel, but a prequel. The film rights to this earlier Tolkien work was finally untangled from a legal web , one tougher than those weaved by fearsome giant spiders. After the intended director moved on, Jackson was back on board, creating three new films from the singular novel. 2012 saw »

- Jim Batts

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‘Hobbit’ Finale Poised for $75 Million-Plus U.S. Opening

16 December 2014 3:12 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The finale for Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy should mine plenty of riches in the U.S. with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” poised to take in at least $75 million through Sunday.

“Five Armies” will begin showing in the U.S. at 7 p.m. Tuesday and expand to about 3,850 locations on Wednesday.

Despite the potential for franchise fatigue and a U.S. box office that’s down 5% this year, the forecast numbers for “Five Armies” appear impressive even if they are a bit lower than the first two films.

Recent tracking has pegged the third Hobbit movie as high as $80 million for the five days in the U.S. while New Line — which teamed with MGM to finance the $700 million trilogy — is slightly more cautious at about $75 million.

Comparisons with the first two Hobbit films are tricky since both opened in the U.S. on Fridays. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey »

- Dave McNary

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Win The Lego® The Hobbit Lonely Mountain Set & Signed Monopoly!

16 December 2014 9:47 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of The Hobbit Battle of Five Armies, in cinemas now, we’re giving one lucky person the chance to win a Lego® The Hobbit Lonely Mountain, a signed The Hobbit Monopoly set plus a goody bag filled with Hobbit action figures, a replica sword and even a themed t-shirt!

The Lonely Mountain set is the must have for any Hobbit enthusiast – containing a sought after Smaug dragon figure, a first for Lego®!  Bilbo Baggins™ has been sent to look for the Arkenstone™ inside The Lonely Mountain. Find the secret door into the lair of Smaug™ and enter with the Dwarves. Smaug is an enormous fire-breathing Dragon, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, so move fast! Includes five minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Bilbo Baggins, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Fili the Dwarf and Kili the Dwarf, plus a Smaug figure. You can read »

- Dan Bullock

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Footloose ‘Hobbit’ Grows; ‘Mockingjay’ Tempers ‘Fire': Intl Box Office Final

15 December 2014 4:39 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

2Nd Update, Monday 4:39 Pm Pt: Actuals are in from the international weekend with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies climbing $4.6M above projections. The 1st frame cume is now $122.2M with 3D results accounting for 71% of the box office total. Increases in key overseas markets have been updated below. Expanded Hobbit holiday cheer will flow next weekend in North America, Italy, Spain and Korea. On the flipside, Exodus: Gods And Kings came in slightly lower in its cume, which is $18.2M versus an estimated $18.8M on Sunday. However, the biblical epic was up over projections in some Asian markets where audiences have been drawn by the scale and spectacle. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 stayed just about on par with Sunday’s estimates, but has now passed the lifetime of Catching Fire in 32 territories including Italy and Brazil — and could imminently pass Cf‘s Latin American take entirely. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Mondo Unveils New Posters for The Hobbit, Plus Aaron Horkey’s The Fellowship Of The Ring

15 December 2014 2:53 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This week marks the release of the final (we think) J.R.R. Tolkein film of the Peter Jackson era, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesIn concert with the film’s debut, the folks at Mondo are releasing a few new custom prints, including The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Ken Taylor and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by Nicolas Delort.  The main event, though, is the final poster in artist Aaron Horkey’s three-year Lord of the Rings series, an absolutely gorgeous print for The Fellowship of the Ring.  This thing is incredibly rich with color and detail, and I imagine it’ll sell out very fast.  All three posters will be available at a random time on Tuesday, December 16th. Get a closer look at the Hobbit Mondo posters after the jump along with Horkey's stunning Fellowship of the Ring print.  As always, follow »

- Adam Chitwood

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