DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) – After three weeks atop the box office, “The Hobbit” has been taken down by Liam Neeson.
“Taken 3″ nabbed the top spot at the weekend box office with $ 40.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The third installment of the 20th Century Fox thriller series stars Neeson as a vengeance-seeking retired CIA operative with… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Taken 3' Takes the Top Spot From 'The Hobbit'
JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $ 56.2 million over the weekend and taking in $ 90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”… Continue reading Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Goes Out With a 5-Day $90M Bang
Here are your estimated four-day holiday box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $ 54.5 million ($ 168.5 million total)
2. Unbroken – $ 47.3 million ($ 47.3 million total)
3. Into the Woods – $ 46.1 million ($ 46.1 million total)
4. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb -
It is over. With six films, and approximately 8,754 minutes (if you count the extended editions), Peter Jackson is all done with Middle-earth. First came The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now The Hobbit trilogy. How do we feel, where do we go from here, and what will become of New Zealand now that the hobbits are moving out of the shire? These are all good questions… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' vs. 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'
Arm yourselves, readers, it’s time for another fantastical Poster-Crop Quiz! This week, in honor of The Battle of the Five Armies, we are celebrating the cast of this epic final chapter in The Hobbit film trilogy. Or at least, we’re assuming it will be the final chapter. We’ve gathered posters from the filmic pasts of 10 of Five Armies‘ cast members and then let… Continue reading Poster-Crop Quiz: Can You Guess These Movies from 'The Hobbit' Stars?