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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Ian Mckellen
Ian Mckellen
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
Lee Pace
Lee Pace
Richard Armitage
Ken Stott
Graham McTavish
William Kircher
Bifur / Tom Troll
James Nesbitt
Stephen Hunter
Dean OGorman
Aidan Turner
John Callen
Peter Hambleton
Gloin / William Troll
Jed Brophy
Mark Hadlow
Dori / Bert Troll
Adam Brown
Old Bilbo
Hugo Weaving
Christopher Lee
Sylvester McCoy
Barry Humphries
Great Goblin
Jeffrey Thomas
Michael Mizrahi
Manu Bennett
Conan Stevens
John Rawls
Stephen Ure
Fimbul / Grinnah
Timothy Bartlett
Master Worrywort
Bret McKenzie
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
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
Joan Dawe
Bruno Du Bois
Andrew Fitzsimons
Elven Rider
Sonia Forbes-Adam
Belladonna Took
Ben Fransham
Jed Gardner
Stephen Gledhill
Old Gammidge
Tim Gordon
Old Hobbit
Stephen Grey
George Harach
Jamie Harrison
Moria Orc
Zo Hartley
Luke Hawker
Carl Hayes
Dan Hennah
Old Took
Allan Henry
Christian Hipolito
Hunter Orc
Brian Hotter
Otho Sackville Baggins
Peter Jackson
Running Dwarf in Erebor
Cameron Jones
Thranduil's Lieutenant
Robert Kazinsky
Jono Kenyon
Paul Kingdom
Dwarf Civilian
Dean Knowsley
Elven Guard
John Landreth
Erebor Dwarf Guard
Lilli Latham
Rivendell Elf
Tim McLachlan
Nathan Meister
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
Clare Olssen
Hobbit Mother
Jabez Olssen
Running Dwarf in Erebor
Shane Rangi
Goblin / Hunter Orc
Thomas Rimmer
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
Mark Trotter
Eric Vespe
Fredegar Chubb
Simon Vincent
James Waterhouse-Brown
Hayden J. Weal
Dwarf Gem Holder
James Wells
Richard Whiteside
Erebor Dwarf Guard
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 169 minutes (2 hrs 49 mins)
UK BBFC Age Rating:  12A age rating
MPAA Age Rating: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey PG-13 age rating 
UK release date UK release: 13th December 2012
US release date US release: 14th December 2012
Croatia release date Croatia release: 13th December 2012
UK total gross
United Kingdom Flag  £52 Million
US total gross
United States Flag  $303 Million
Global total gross
Global Flag  $1 Billion
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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.

After an almost never ending saga of setbacks and 9 years after The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, director Peter Jackson takes his vision of J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit to the top of the box office.

Maybe because of the slightly less than favorable reviews are the reason but The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey debuts this week with a less than expected £11,601,538, still excellent but for best opening weekends that gross places it only at 33, between Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and 2, still an excellent gross but I don't think it will have a dominance over the box office like Skyfall has.

The Hobbit was nearly the only film released this week, but Disney did release Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings which landed at 5 with £528,82

Falling to number 2 this week is Rise of the Guardians which grossed £1,250,469 over the weekend.

A year ago Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows took the top spot with £3,827,697 on it's debut weekend knocking Arthur Christmas into third.

Five years ago The Golden Compass was still at the top with £3,002,951 while Enchanted entered at number 2 with £2,547,975.

Ten years ago Bond was still the top film with a weekend gross of £2,220,351 taking it's total to £27,078,158 while the top film was Like Mike at 4 with £246,169.

Today looks to be a day that should be celebrated as it mark the time that casting on The Hobbit is finally complete, Billy Connolly will be taking on the role of Dain Ironfoot who is a great drawf warrior in the story. Here we are 6 months into production, the first trailer released 6 weeks ago and casting is complete!

The anticipation for The Hobbit is building up to such an extent that I for one am starting to feel like this year can't be over with quick enough, and in the mean time we have a number of great films to enjoy.

In case you haven't been keeping up The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There And Back Again is the 2 part screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit, a prequel to The Lord of the Ring Trilogy the Peter Jackson brought to life in 3 spectacular films starting back in 2001.

Normally with a film getting this much hype and anticipation I'd be nervous that it could never live up to the hype, but watching the rings trilogy today is still as enjoyable and judging from the trailer for The Hobbit this will absolutely great.

Roll on December 14th when we'll finally be able to judge for ourselves whether Peter Jackson still have that gift or not.

As expected the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has gone live on iTunes. The Hobbit, in case you don't know, is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy that director Peter Jackson brought to the big screen in the early 2000's.

The production has had a difficult time but destiny chose Peter Jackson to direct the movies which are shooting in New Zealand probably as we speak. The first of the 2 films is probably the most anticipated film of next year (sorry Batman).

Of course the good thing about Jackson returning as director is that the connection between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings couldn't be stronger and most of the cast from the original films are back, and to open up this teaser we have Ian Holm, the original Bilbo Baggins doing a voice over. The trailer certainly ticks all the boxes, we see Frodo (Elija Wood), we see Bilbo young and old (young played by Martin Freeman who looks incredible) we see Gandolf (Ian McKellen) looking the same as he did in the Rings Trilogy. We get introduced to all the gang that will be in the new film, accompanied by a song!

What astounds me the most is that besides some clear productions values what will get sorted before release this just simply looks like it could have been part of the original Trilogy, it's simply that good. To top things off we get to see briefly the Ring from the original series and Golum. Watch it, it's great, and there is only a year before we get to see the full feature. Also scroll down the page as the first poster for the film has also been released. Oh and check out the trailer here on iTunes.