The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey News
deadline.com – The studio today said that Bob and Harvey Weinstein made a big blunder over the rights to The Hobbit movies and now they’re trying to fix their own mistake through the courts by suing today over profits from upcoming sequels. ”This is about one of the great blunders in movie history, said WB in a statement today after the brothers and Miramax filed a $75 million in damages lawsuit in NY Superior Court today. 2 days 2 hours ago via brucelee
aintitcool.com – Martin Freeman keeps things light during the making of Peter Jackson's epic Hobbit Trilogy! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. In my months spent tagging along with those crazy Hobbit film people I was once again blown away by the generous, friendly and familial atmosphere that for some reason just permeates the air in New Zealand. 7 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
deadline.com – Warner Bros.‘ three Hobbit films have racked up over half a billion dollars in production costs, reports the AP, citing Kiwi financial filings that say Peter Jackson has spent $676 million New Zealand dollars ($561 million US) so far on his LOTR follow-ups. But that figure’s just the total so far as of March 31 and doesn’t include post-March spending, post-production expenses, and marketing costs. 9 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
cinemablend.com – You have to spend money to make money. Warner Bros. is figuring that lesson out, for while Pete Jackson’s first film in the Hobbit trilogy certainly banked a healthy amount of cash, the series already has cost the studio more than the entire Lord of the Rings series did several years ago. 10 weeks 1 hour ago via donnieyen
ign.com – In February, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that Extended Edition Blu-rays of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would be sold closer to the 2013 holiday season. Now, the studio has revealed new details and an official release date for the sets. The Extended Edition, which features a 13-minute longer cut, will arrive on Digital Download on October 22 and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on November 5. 19 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
feedproxy.google.com – One of the few complains fans didn’t have with Peter Jackson‘s first Hobbit film, An Unexpected Journey, was “it’s too short.” Clocking in at about 2 hours and 50 minutes, it felt like the story of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) joining a group of dwarves on a journey to the Lonely Mountain barely even began by the time the credits rolled. 24 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
Chinese Box Office: "Finding Mr. Right" Nudges "Die Hard 5" Off Top Slot; "Ip Man: Final Fight" Disappoints
2:51 PM 3/29/2013 by Senh Duong
In last week's report, I was expecting "Ip Man: Final Fight" to do well enough to at least place second at last week's box office (3/18-3/24), but that didn't happen. It debuted at fifth place with just $1.17M, not even good enough to beat the three-week-old martial arts comedy "Princess and Seven Kung Fu Masters."
deadline.com – In yet another causalty of the shift to digital, New Zealand’s first-ever post-production facility, Park Road, will shutter its 35mm film processing laboratory in June, according to local reports. Privately owned by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who acquired it in 1999, Park Road has been in operation since 1941 with credits that include the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: 37 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
Chinese Box office: "Die Hard 5" & "Resident Evil 5" Debuted Strong; "Princess" & "Upside Down" Held Up Surprisingly Well
9:17 AM 3/21/2013 by Senh Duong
"A Good Day to Die Hard" and "Resident Evil: Retribution" debuted in China last week, and the results for the fifth entries of both franchises were solid. Both films have underperformed in the States: "Retribution" grossed $42.3M last fall, about $20M less than the previous installment; "Die Hard 5" will likely finish around $70M, about $60M less than its predecessor.