BOX OFFICE: Surprise! THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Reclaims The #1 Spot
Following the news that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has crossed the $500 million mark worldwide, it has now been revealed that Peter Jackson's return to Middle-Earth has moved up the North American box office chart to steal back the #1 spot. Read on for details!
Deadline reports that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned $10.1 million yesterday to take it back up to the #1 spot (meaning its domestic cume is now stands at an impressive $189.7 million). After the release of Django Unchained and Les Miserables on Wednesday, this is definitely a surprise. The latter dropped to #2 with $9.1M, while Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti Western scored a further $8.3 million, giving it a domestic total of $33.3 miillion after just three days. Both of these releases have yet to hit a lot of teritories outside of North America so The Hobbit is still dominant overseas with a worldwide cume of an estimated $563 million. Which of these did you decide to check out over the Holidays? Sound off below and come back this weekend for more updates!
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, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.
Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.
Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Andy Serkis as Gollum
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Christopher Lee as Saruman the White
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
Orlando Bloom as Legolas
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