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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Breaks Box-Office Records

The Hobbit_Banner posterAs if there was any doubt that it could repeat the success of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has surpassed the $500 million benchmark at the worldwide box office. To date, the blockbuster has earned an estimated $179.7 million in the USA, in addition, it is a record-breaking release in Australia, the biggest Boxing Day opening of all time. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has grossed an estimated $344 million internationally, for a staggering global total of $523.7 million, and still steadily climbing. The joint announcement was made by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema; Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios; Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

One response

  1. Mark Sonntag

    Too bad the people I know who were really looking forward to it ended up hating it. But that’s the genius of the cinema, you don’t know if you like it until after you forked out $17. That said I’ll probably end up liking it.

    December 29, 2012 at 7:43 am

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