The Hobbit wins the holiday box office
Put away the party hats. With a new year dawning, the holiday movie season has essentially come to an end. The big winner this year: The Hobbit. In the two weeks the film has been in theaters it has grossed $690 million.
TORn Editor’s note: Box Office Mojo is reporting that worldwide gross has passed $700 million. I’m not sure the numbers really matter at this point except to accountants, but that’s a lot chocolate chip cookies.
The film had the biggest opening of any of the Lord of the Rings movies with an $84 million weekend and it is well on its way to matching the grosses of the first three films which earned an average $900 million each globally.
That could eventually help The Lord Of The Rings become the second highest grossing franchise of all time behind Harry Potter.Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, MGM, New Line Cinema, Studios, The Hobbit, Warner Bros. on January 3, 2013 by Demosthenes