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The Hobbit Holds It Spot To Be Named The Box Office Champion Of The Holiday Season

The Christmas box office charts hold few surprises this year.As expected, Peter Jackson’s massive fantasy production The Hobbit is up front, despite generally unfavorable reactions from critics. The film has racked up $36.7 million in...

The Hobbit Tops The Charts, But Nothing Like Lord Of The Rings Did

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey could have been a silent film portrayed by modern dance, and fans would still have flocked to see it. So it comes as little surprise that it - free from...

Sir Ian Mckellen: Coming Out Is Best Thing I Did

Sir Ian McKellen says coming out as gay is the best thing he ever did.The 73-year-old actor famously revealed he was gay aged 49 during a BBC radio interview, after years of notoriety as a...

The Hobbit Storms U.k. Box Office

Peter Jackson's long-awaited movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has shot to the top of the U.K. box office, taking $18.5 million (£11.6 million) during its first weekend on release.Fans of the mystical adventure had...

Box Office Roundup: The Hobbit Hits Box Office Highs As Twilight Drops Out Of The Top 5

In a truly expected journey for Peter Jackson's latest film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey travelled to the top of the Box Office charts with gusto, while Twilight ended its 4-week stay in the top...

Pre-release Jitters Quashed As The Hobbit Travels To $84.8 Million At Us Box Office

Crisis, what crisis? Fears over how The Hobbit might have got on over the weekend in the US Box Office were comfortably swept aside as, based on the back of a huge core audience left...

Martin Freeman's Hobbit Nerves

Martin Freeman is nervous people will ''hate'' 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.The 41-year-old actor plays hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's successful fantasy novel and although he has landed such a...

The Hobbit Movie Was A "Good Omen" For Martin Freeman

The Hobbit movie, or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to give it its full title, is currently doing the rounds in cinemas across the globe and whilst not everybody is a fan, one person who...

Martin Freeman's 'Identical' Hobbit Face

Martin Freeman thinks looking like Ian Holm was a ''good omen''.The 41-year-old actor plays hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', taking over the role from Ian's portrayal in the 'Lord...

The Hobbit: What Are People Saying - Review Round-up

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of three movie adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkein's beloved book, and predecessor to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit. With the first instalment of Peter Jackson's adaptation...

The Hobbit Enjoys $13m Midnight Us Opening, But No Golden Globe Nominations

Despite critical apathy and being completely ignored by the Golden Globes, the midnight screenings alone for The Hobbit have already grossed at $13m in the US and Canada, according to the LA Times, which sets...

Lack Of Competition Means The Hobbit Set To Dominate Weekend Box Office

The critics and fans were worried, but it looks like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to be a smash success at the box office even if it isn’t finding wholly favorable reviews –...

Hot Tickets - Us Movie Releases - The Hobbit Bound For Box Office Success, Save The Date Is A Rom-com Let Down, Pacino And Walken Save Stand-up Guys

This week’s movie releases are an even-handed mix of big budget blockbuster, gentle rom-com and moving documentary.Obviously, the big chatter is all about Peter Jackson’s latest movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which has arrived...

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey Will Triumph At Box Office Despite Mixed Reception

It's been a somewhat unexpected journey for The Hobbit; controversy hit as animals were reportedly harmed during filming, fans felt physically sick due to advanced 48fps technology for its New Zealand debut, and then the...

Will Success Of Lord Of The Rings And The Hobbit Inspire Other Tolkien Adaptations?

Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy are all in the top twenty of the world's most successful films. The Hobbit has also now been made into a trilogy by the same team which,...

A Look At The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theatres this week with sold out seats and favorable reviews.And with good reason – the Peter Jackson flick does a great job of retelling and expanding the story of...

Cate Blanchett Shocked At The Hobbit Return

Cate Blanchett didn't expect to appear in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.The actress reprised her role as Galadriel from Sir Peter Jackson's award-winning 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy in the prequel, despite her character not...

Cate Blanchett's Children Loved The Hobbit Set

Cate Blanchett took her children onto the set of the 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.The Oscar-winning actress brought her three boys Dashiell, 11, Roman, eight, and four-year-old Ignatius with her during the shooting of the...

Was Kate Middleton Deterred By Hobbit Sickness? Prince William Attends The Hobbit Premiere Alone

Prince William attended the London premiere of The Hobbit alone last night.His wife, Kate Middleton, was due to attend but was prevented from joining her husband by the pregnancy sickness that kept her in hospital...

Peter Jackson To Shoot Tintin 2 In 2013

Sir Peter Jackson is looking to film a 'Tintin' sequel next year ahead of a 2015 release. The 51-year-old director has been busy working on 'The Hobbit' franchise recently, but while promoting the first fantasy...

Ian Mckellen Says Hobbit Was Like Homecoming

Sir Ian McKellen felt like he was returning home when he started shooting 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. The actor reprised his role as Gandalf the wizard from Peter Jackson's award-winning 'Lord of the Rings'...

Sylvester Mccoy: The Hobbit Role Was 'Sh**Y'

Sylvester McCoy says Radagast the Brown was a ''sh**y part''.'The Hobbit' actor - who plays the bumbling nature-loving wizard in the fantasy film - has revealed Sir Peter Jackson warned him he would be getting...

Cate Blanchett Used The Hobbit Role To Improve Parenting

Cate Blanchett's role as Lady Galadriel in Peter Jackson's latest Middle Earth adventure taught her some useful parenting tips as she used her elf character's voice to control her children.The actress was surprised to discover...

Peter Jackson Stands By The Hobbit's Frame Rate Technology, Claims Jeopardy In The Film Industry

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey has had some unexpected troubles comes its way. Animals died in production, people say it's too long (although that one's less unexpected) and it's 48 frames per second technology...

Martin Freeman: Peter Jackson Is A 'Lunatic'

Martin Freeman thinks Sir Peter Jackson is a ''lunatic''.'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' actor said being directed by Peter was just as strange and ''ludicrous'' as working with eccentric filmmaker Peter Greenaway on 'Nightwatching' in...

Is The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey More Style Than Substance?

Peter Jackson's reimaging of J.R.R Tolkien's work has seen one of the biggest film franchises in history emerge: The Lord of The Rings. But his decision to stretch another of Tolkien's yarns over a trilogy...

Peter Jackson Addresses New Frame-rate Furore

Director Peter Jackson has defended the new filming techniques he uses in The Hobbit trilogy after critics slammed the format following early previews.Jackson has shot the movies using 48 frames per second, rather than the...

Sir Ian Mckellen Fantasised About The Hobbit Dwarves

Sir Ian McKellen fantasised about the dwarves on 'The Hobbit' set.The 73-year-old actor found himself lost in erotic dreams about the band of 13 mischievous warriors - who accompany his character Gandalf The Grey on...

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Gets Panned For Fast Frame Rate

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is in the news again, but maybe not for the right reasons.Rather than going into the acting, the pace or the film’s faithfulness to Tolkien’s original, critics tend to get...

Andy Serkis Helped Peter Jackson Direct The Hobbit

Actor Andy Serkis not only played the role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit trilogy, he also directed a handful of action scenes.The British star is set to make his filmmaking debut in...

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