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  • Battle of the Five Armies is beating The Desolation of Smaug at the box office

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    Battle of the Five Armies is beating The Desolation of Smaug at the box office

    In the first 19 days after its release, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ has grossed over $220 million in the United States alone. This is more than its predecessor ‘The Desolation of Smaug’, which hauled in over $201 million in the same time period. After its opening weekend, ‘Armies’ was still around ...

  • New Zealand tourism increases due to Hobbit movies

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    New Zealand tourism increases due to Hobbit movies

    The popularity of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has caused a major growth in New Zealand tourism in general, and Wellington tourism in particular. Positively Wellington Tourism reports a 7.5% increase in international holiday arrivals, following the 12 month period since the release of An Unexpected Journey. There were 114,112 extra visitors in 2013, together ...

  • $73.7 million box office opening weekend for Desolation of Smaug

    $73.7 million box office opening weekend for Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, has had an opening weekend of $73.7 million in the United States and Canada. One year ago, its predecessor ‘An Unexpected Journey’ made $84.6 in its opening weekend. The slight decrease compared to that movie is probably due to tough weather in the East, causing more potential moviegoers to ...

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug launched in Berlin

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug launched in Berlin

    ‘The Desolation of Smaug’, the second part of the The Hobbit trilogy by director Peter Jackson, has been launched in Berlin. The movie follows ‘An Unexpected Journey’, the highly succesful first part of the movie trilogy, which was released in 2012. Most of the movies big stars attended the premiere in person. Among those present ...