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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Can we all agree yet that Peter Jackson is a bigger money grubber than George Lucas? I know that Lucas has been the poster boy for milking his fans for everything he can, but at least he had the decency to do it over the span of decades. Jackson? Months. On July 31, 2012, Jackson… read more

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A new film took the top spot this weekend, and last week’s champ all but disappeared. Zero Dark Thirty, the story of the takedown of Osama bin Laden, went into wide release this weekend and brought in $24 million. It was only in up to 54 theaters over the past three weeks, so people were… read more

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And the top box office draw this weekend… was quite frankly a bit of a surprise. I’m not sure anyone saw this coming, but Texas Chainsaw 3D took the top spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $23 million. I am firmly in the, “Really?” camp on this one. Coming in second… read more

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It seems that folks just can’t get enough of Middle Earth despite the release of several strong new releases. First place this weekend went to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, despite having lost out on Christmas Day to all of the new comers. The first film in the new trilogy brought in $32.9 million which… read more

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Apparently a lot of people decided that Christmas day was a good time to head out to the theaters as all films out performed the projections. Les Misérables took the top spot on Christmas Day with an estimated $18 million from 2,808 screens. Word of mouth seems a bit mixed, but it seems likely the… read more

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Despite a slew of newcomers, and a poor performance on its part, the first Hobbit movie took the top spot. In its second weekend, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey nose dived 56.6 percent to come in $36.7 million. It is now behind The Return of the King and The Two Towers, and when you calculate… read more

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It seems at least some people wanted to journey back to Middle Earth, but not quite as many as a decade ago. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opened at number one this week with$84.77 million, setting a record for a December opening. While it beat out all of the Lord of the Rings trilogy opening… read more

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Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, is continuing to surprise. In its fifth week of release in the U.S., Skyfall took the top spot on a slow weekend. No matter how busy the week was, that is still an impressive accomplishment and the film brought in another $11 million to bring its domestic total to… read more

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It seems no one is tired yet of the Twilight series. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 won its third weekend with another $17.4 million, bringing its domestic total to $254.5 million.  With the line-up for next weekend, I don’t see that changing either. The 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, is continuing to rack up box… read more

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The trailer for the first Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has hit despite the fact it isn’t due to hit theaters for a year. I was not a fan of The Lord of the Rings series.  The books, yes, the movies, not so much.  I have never seen people freak out so hard… read more

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