BoxOfficeMojo.com: ‘The Hobbit’ Breaks Another Record with $37.5 Million Friday
Underscoring what seems to be a significant disconnect between fans and critics, early returns are in for our Ringers Reviews and ‘The Hobbit: AUJ’ is showing an average of 4.6/5 Rings with fans. The audiences seem to be just as excited based on this report from BoxOfficeMojo.com:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey drew large crowds on Friday and set a new December opening day record with an estimated 37.5 million from 4,045 locations.
The previous December record-holder was The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which debuted to $34.5 million on a Wednesday in 2003. The Hobbit also opened noticeably higher than The Two Towers ($26.2 million), and grossed twice as much as The Fellowship of the Ring ($18.2 million). With 3D/IMAX premiums and a decade of inflation, though, The Hobbit‘s initial attendance was substantially lower than that of Return of the King and about on par with The Two Towers. [Read More]Posted in Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Premieres, The Hobbit on December 15, 2012 by newsfrombree Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com