THE HOBBIT Now Sits At $886.1M, Tracking Well For $1B Gross

Peter Jackson's first Lord of the Rings prequel is doing exceptionally well at the box office as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey marches closer to the $900M mark with eyes on $1 billion. Plus, updates on Skyfall and Life of Pi.

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By Mark Julian - 1/13/2013




We have two more films left in the planned trilogy of The Hobbit, and Warner Bros. must be exceptionally pleased with how An Unexpected Journey has performed at the box office thus far. The film figures to cross the $900M mark by the end of next week and hopes to crack the $1 billion mark when it opens in China, February 15th. Whether the film has a $250M budget or $180M budget (conflicting reports out there on the interweb) it matters little at this point. Here's quick updates on a few other box office heavyweights and award contenders.









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Running Time: 2 hrs 40 min
Release Date: December 14, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action violence and smoking
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom
Directed by: Peter Jackson.
Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay)

Source: Box Office Mojo
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rockerdude22 - 1/13/2013, 1:07 PM
Well-deserved! Congrats Hobbit! The film wasn't perfect, but it was still very enjoyable!
thespiderman209 - 1/13/2013, 1:18 PM
so many films almost reaching the billion dollar mark
JorEllinator - 1/13/2013, 1:21 PM
I loved An Unexpected Jouney (we might aas well start calling it that because when Desolation of Smaug comes around we are). I think everyone saying the start is slow has no patience for getting to know the new cast of characters (but then again you can't name half of 'em).
SugarYumYum - 1/13/2013, 1:23 PM
2012: The year where quality films owned the box office and all the shit got rightfully stomped into the ground.

Very happy for this film's success. Definitely a billion dollar film imho.
DrDoom - 1/13/2013, 1:26 PM
I liked it alot. Good job, Jack.
DioFoRio - 1/13/2013, 1:29 PM
this movie was so stupid. they never even showed when she cut it off and threw it out the window. I hate Lifetime movies!
DioFoRio - 1/13/2013, 1:30 PM
My bad , I read that wrong. The Hobbit was awesome! His best directed movie to date in my opinion.
ReeferInferno - 1/13/2013, 1:34 PM
@sugaryumyum so movies like twilight deserved to make 800 million but dredd deserved to flop? smh
CavEl - 1/13/2013, 1:37 PM
GO PATS!!!

And The Hobbit.
gillri - 1/13/2013, 1:41 PM
wonder whether the hobbit will beat skyfall
DioFoRio - 1/13/2013, 1:42 PM
LOL Tea!
scarecrow007 - 1/13/2013, 1:48 PM
I wonder if Skyfall might surpass TDKR in box office when it comes out in China. Bloody hope not.
DioFoRio - 1/13/2013, 1:49 PM
ha ha ha. I see the sequel. The Bobbit: Reattachment of Haug.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/13/2013, 1:50 PM
GOOD!!!!

now jackson go back to editing room and make sure desolation of smaug is infinity times better. thank you
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/13/2013, 1:52 PM
skyfall is 30 million behind tdkr, yes it is very possible.
caveman - 1/13/2013, 1:55 PM
Great film, can't wait for Part 2!
DioFoRio - 1/13/2013, 1:56 PM
LOL TEA
DioFoRio - 1/13/2013, 1:56 PM
still need to see skyfall. hearing good things
DrDoom - 1/13/2013, 2:06 PM
@SugarYumYum

Dredd made no money but TASM and Twilight both banked.

Your statement is false.
WYLEEJAY - 1/13/2013, 2:11 PM
@dion & tea. Thanks. Laughed so hard I spilled my drink. I really enjoyed this movie. I love the necromancer subplot. Gives the readers of the book a treat since it happened, but was left out of the main story.
edmundo - 1/13/2013, 2:30 PM
Shame to admit it but did not see Hobbit
ALmazing - 1/13/2013, 2:36 PM
Good for the Hobbit, it was the most enjoyable movie experience of 2012... right after the Avengers off course.
LordHuck - 1/13/2013, 2:36 PM
AcidicHeart

Your statement and her statement are both subjective and one has no more merit than the other.

Both TASM and Twilight provided more entertainment to more individuals than Dredd ever will.

All three movies goals were to make $$ with a light popcorn flick and entertain the masses. In that regard Dredd scores lowest in all measurable ways.
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nowtheresaBATman - 1/13/2013, 2:41 PM
^good god
hartley07 - 1/13/2013, 2:43 PM
for the last time, the hobbit is not a prequel. LOTR is the SEQUEL. Don't put the hobbit in the same category as the star wars prequels please.
Dev7 - 1/13/2013, 2:47 PM
2012 was a record year for billion dollar films.

Avengers - 1.5B
TDKR - 1B
Skyfall - 1B
The Hobbit - 1B

4 Billion dollar films and 2 are comic book movies. INSANE!!!
marvel72 - 1/13/2013, 2:59 PM
loved the hobbit an unexpected journey,miles better than the 65% rotten tomatoes score.
HavocPrime - 1/13/2013, 3:05 PM
[frick] yes, imagine how much this trilogy as a whole will make if they all do this well.
DioFoRio - 1/13/2013, 3:13 PM
@WyleeJ...When I first heard they were splitting this up into three movies I was annoyed. After seeing it I'm glad they did. After all they won't be making any others, I would assume, for a long long time to come.
AmazingFantasy - 1/13/2013, 3:59 PM
BEST FILM OF 2012

Dont [frick] with Jackson
Maximus101 - 1/13/2013, 4:07 PM
No chancellor it's not surprising at all that it will break a billion but evn a group of friends that went to see it hated it lol first half was way too slow and boring. Not even in my top 20 of 2012.
ironspider12 - 1/13/2013, 4:11 PM
tried to read the hobbit once. it didn't happen
WYLEEJAY - 1/13/2013, 4:42 PM
@dion. If they all do really well I wonder if we could possibly see the silmarillion in the future.
chuckg313 - 1/13/2013, 5:02 PM
Wasnt great..
cfoster060809 - 1/13/2013, 5:42 PM
this movie was great! far better film than TDKR
AnungUnRama - 1/13/2013, 5:50 PM
Another 80 Million and PJ'S Tolkien-verse will remain the most successful movie series (calculated per movie) ahead of Harry Potter.
Webhead007 - 1/13/2013, 7:34 PM
If the next two Hobbit movies do as well, this could be over 3 billion dollars total. Smart move on Mr. Jackson's behalf for making this into 3 parts.
StephenStrange - 1/13/2013, 8:08 PM
It deserves every penny. I need to go see it again!
Ranger14 - 1/13/2013, 9:09 PM
Well deserving!

Went to Life of Pi this afternoon. Visually, a stunning film. It deserves to take the award for visual effects.
CaptainDoctorIamTheLaw - 1/13/2013, 9:27 PM
I saw it twice.
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