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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Starring

Actor
Character
Richard Armitage
Thorin
Ken Stott
Balin
Graham McTavish
Dwalin
William Kircher
Bifur / Tom Troll
James Nesbitt
Bofur
Stephen Hunter
Bombur
Dean OGorman
Fili
Aidan Turner
Kili
John Callen
Oin
Peter Hambleton
Gloin / William Troll
Jed Brophy
Nori
Mark Hadlow
Dori / Bert Troll
Adam Brown
Ori
Old Bilbo
Hugo Weaving
Elrond
Christopher Lee
Saruman
Sylvester McCoy
Radagast
Barry Humphries
Great Goblin
Jeffrey Thomas
Thror
Michael Mizrahi
Thrain
Thranduil
Manu Bennett
Azog
Conan Stevens
Bolg
John Rawls
Yazneg
Stephen Ure
Fimbul / Grinnah
Timothy Bartlett
Master Worrywort
Bret McKenzie
Lindir
Kiran Shah
Goblin Scribe
Glenn Boswell
Dwarf Miner
Thomas Robins
Young Thrain
Ruby Acevedo
Cute Young Hobbit
Katie Jackson
Cute Young Hobbit
Isaac Miller
Cute Young Hobbit
Ella Olssen
Cute Young Hobbit
Louis Ashbourne Serkis
Cute Young Hobbit
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis
Cute Young Hobbit
Sonny Ashbourne Serkis
Cute Young Hobbit
Frazer Anderson
Moria Orc
Mark Atkin
Dwarf Captain
Erin Banks
Lobelia Sackville Baggins
Danielle Blake
Hobbit
Jarred Blakiston
Musical Elf
Shane Boulton
Goblin / Rivendell Court Elf
Jessica Buckham
Dale Child
Rosalie Button
Dale Citizen
Melanie Carrington
Musical Elf
Brendan Casey
King Thranduil's Lieutenant
Renee Cataldo
Goblin
Joan Dawe
Hobbit
Bruno Du Bois
Hobbit
Andrew Fitzsimons
Elven Rider
Sonia Forbes-Adam
Belladonna Took
Ben Fransham
Goblin
Jed Gardner
Orc
Stephen Gledhill
Old Gammidge
Tim Gordon
Old Hobbit
Stephen Grey
Orc
George Harach
Goblin
Jamie Harrison
Moria Orc
Zo Hartley
Goblin
Luke Hawker
Goblin
Carl Hayes
Orc
Dan Hennah
Old Took
Allan Henry
Goblin
Christian Hipolito
Hunter Orc
Brian Hotter
Otho Sackville Baggins
Peter Jackson
Running Dwarf in Erebor
Cameron Jones
Thranduil's Lieutenant
Robert Kazinsky
Fili
Jono Kenyon
Goblin
Paul Kingdom
Dwarf Civilian
Dean Knowsley
Elven Guard
John Landreth
Erebor Dwarf Guard
Lilli Latham
Rivendell Elf
Tim McLachlan
Goblin
Nathan Meister
Goblin
Joseph Mika-Hunt
Hunter Orc
Ravi Narayan
Goblin / Moria Dwarf Soldier
Mary Nesbitt
Dale Girl
Peggy Nesbitt
Dale Girl
Terry Notary
Great Goblin / Yazneg
Lucy O'Connor
Goblin
Clare Olssen
Hobbit Mother
Jabez Olssen
Running Dwarf in Erebor
Shane Rangi
Goblin / Hunter Orc
Thomas Rimmer
Goblin
Miranda Rivers
Hobbit Mother
Tania Rodger
Hobbit Mother
Gabriela Roque Lopez
Moria Orc
Brett Sheerin
Dwarf Warrior
James R.W. Smith
Hero Goblin
Merv Smith
Tosser Grubb
Dave Stringer
Dwarf Craftsman / Dwarf Elder
James Trevena
Goblin
Mark Trotter
Goblin
Eric Vespe
Fredegar Chubb
Simon Vincent
Goblin
James Waterhouse-Brown
Orc
Hayden J. Weal
Dwarf Gem Holder
James Wells
Dwarfsmith
Richard Whiteside
Erebor Dwarf Guard
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2012
 169 minutes (2 hrs 49 mins)
UK release date Released: 13th December 2012
 BBFC Age Rating:  12A age rating
US release date Released: 14th December 2012
MPAA Age Rating: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey PG-13 age rating 
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£51,994,544
36
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
37

US total gross
$303,003,568
84
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Global total gross
$1,017,003,568
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UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 12A
Genres
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  •  United States
  •  United Kingdom
  •  Canada
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 9

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£11,601,538
£11,601,538
1▲▼
£5,947,535
£23,700,385
1▲▼
£6,850,728
£35,851,158
1▲▼
£4,075,781
£44,870,320
4
£1,861,157
£48,487,556
6
£765,437
£49,997,203
9
£623,889
£51,020,811
11
£386,273
£51,669,507
12
£162,832
£51,994,544
Box Office Gross Flow
£
11.6M
5.9M
6.9M
4.1M
1.9M
765.4K
623.9K
386.3K
162.8K

14th Dec
2012

21st Dec
2012

28th Dec
2012

4th Jan
2013

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2013

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2013

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2013

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2013

No change at the top this week with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies staying for it's second week of release, it's weekend gross of £5.4 million is down 55.6% on last weeks.

The latest, and last, film in the series is running at the same rate of gross as the previous film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but behind The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Paddington stays at two this week and highest new film is in at three, Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, grossing this week £1.8 million.

Also new this week is Dumb and Dumber To which enters at four, Indian film P K which is new at seven.

Historical Charts:

A Year ago
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug stayed at the top of the chart with Anchorman 2 The Legend Continues entering at number two.

Five years ago
Avatar made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking A Christmas Carol off the top down to number three.

Ten years ago
Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events was the new film entering at the top with last weeks top film Blade Trinity falling right down to fourth.

Fifteen years ago
It was still The World is Not Enough at the top refusing to shift while Inspector Gadget came in at number two as the highest new film.

With only a single week as the top selling disk in the country Frozen surrenders the crown to another Christmas blockbuster in the shape of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

The second in the Hobbit trilogy from Peter Jackson was released at cinemas on December 8th last year. it Debuted at number 1 where it stayed for 3 weeks, it was around for 8 week and made a collective UK gross of £42.6 million.

Although the film didn't perform as well as the previous film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, it was still a huge hit, it is currently the 33rd highest grossing film in the UK and the 23rd in the world having grossed nearly $950 million.

Frozen falls to second place this week despite it being the Easter Holidays, although the sales figures were still very high.

There were no other new releases this week.

This week The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey nudges it's way past the $1 Billion world box office taking mark making it 15th film that has made it past the milestone.

This is an interesting group of films but the group is becoming less and less elite as time goes on, like the magic $100 million mark of time past.

The first film to manage the feat was Titanic back in 1998, and it held the record as the only film to have done it until 2003 when The Return of the King managed it. Since then, and with the introduction of 3D where you are charged more for your ticket, we have had 13 other films make the grade.

Of the 15, 8 had a 3D releases as well as a 2D release, 4 were released in 2012, 2 have made over $2 Billion, 1 made it over the billion mark after it's 3D re-release last year, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and 1 was released in about 6 different formats.

The $1 Billion club is bound to grow and grow so chart watchers are now looking for the next flurry of films to make over $2 Billion, a hard task of which only 1 film has truly made it without a re-release, but that had a 3D tax, Avatar.

These figures are not adjusted for inflation in ticket prices, this is a hotly debated subject, but it is generally accepted that the highest grossing film of all time if ticket sales had always been at today's prices would be Gone With the Wind, whic would today gross $3.2 Billion at the box office, in fact the top 15 would look something more like this

  1. Gone with the Wind
  2. Avatar
  3. Titanic
  4. Star Wars
  5. The Lion King
  6. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
  7. Jurassic Park
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  9. Jaws
  10. The Exorcist
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  12. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  13. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  14. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  15. Independence Day

Middle Earths 4 week dominance of the Box Office ends this week with Les Misérables takes over at the top knocking The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey down to fourth.

Ang Lee's Life of Pi holds firm as the number 2 film and Gangster Squad is a new entry at 3.

The Tom Hooper directed film, based on the stage play musical, debuts at the top with a brilliant £8.1 million pound weekend gross. The highest debut for all involved except Anne Hathaway who scored a bigger opening weekend with last years The Dark Knight Rises.

Life of Pi continues to do well as the awards start to pile in and increases it's total gross to £21.9 million while Gangster Squad is new at 4 with an opening weekend of £2.1 million.

This time last year Spielberg was hitting number 1 with War Horse on it's debut weekend taking nearly £4 million and knocking The Iron Lady from the top.

Five years ago I Am Legend was still doing good numbers at the top with £2 million after 3 weeks while Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks was the highest new film at 3.

Ten years ago The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers still dominated the Uk box office and Martin Scorsese had the top new film with Gangs of New York at 2.

Fifteen years ago The Jackal with Bruce Willis was at the top on it's debut weekend with a gross of £1.4 million. Twenty years ago Bram Stokers Dracula from Francis Ford Coppola was hitting the top spot on it's opening knocking The Bodyguard into the runner up spot.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey holds firm at the top of the UK box office this week despite very strong competition from tsunami film The Impossible.

With a 3 day weekend gross of £4,075,781 The Hobbit stays put at the top of the UK box office for an amazing fourth week. The total gross for the Middle –Earth film is now just shy of £45 million, and is the 30th top film in the UK.

The Impossible is the highest new film at 2, starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts it's the true story of a family lost in the Boxing Day tsunami that happened in Thailand in 2004. With little publicity until recent weeks the film took a decent £ 4,034,470 over the weekend.

This time last year Tom Cruise was still at the top with Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and Oscar winning film The Iron Lady about Margaret Thatcher's reign as British Prime Minister was the highest new entry at 3.

Five years ago I am legend was still at the top of the box office, and you had to look as far down as number 10 to get the highest new entry, Lust Caution, an Ang Lee direct film starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai.

Ten Years ago The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers wouldn't shift from the top of the box office which Star Trek Nemesis was the highest new film at 2.

Fifteen years ago Paul Verhoevens Starship Troopers was the top film in the country.