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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Hobbit film a blockbuster
Sir Peter and our very own Middle-Earth have done it again.
From GalleyCat @ mediabistro.com
Peter Jackson’s latest chapter in his adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit brought in $90.6 million in its first five days in theaters.
Variety has the scoop: “The franchise finale debuted Wednesday at 3,875 locations and easily trumped tracking that predicted a debut of about $70 million. For its inaugural three-day weekend, the fantasy adventure earned $56.2 million.”
In celebration of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies movie, comedian Stephen Colbert recently dressed up as Bilbo Baggins, Legolas Greenleaf and Gandalf the Grey for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.