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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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  1. 'The Hobbit 2' Opens at Number One in Japan

    4:46 am 3/3/2014

    The film took $3.1 million on Saturday and Sunday, outperforming the local opening of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" in 2012 by more than 40 percent. Read more

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  2. Box Office: 'Hobbit 2' Opens to Huge $32.7 Million in China

    11:23 am 2/23/2014

    Peter Jackson's tentpole scores the biggest three-day opening of all time for a Warner Bros. title.Read more

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  3. Benedict Cumberbatch on Bringing "Smaug" to Life

    2:57 pm 2/21/2014

    Weta Digital's David Clayton explains how the Oscar-nominated VFX team was able to bring the massive dragon Smaug to life in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."Read more

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  4. Benedict Cumberbatch Performs Mocap 'Smaug' in Making-Of Video (Exclusive)

    10:16 am 2/21/2014

    To create the dragon in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," having Benedict "in a mocap suit … seemed to help get him immersed and home in on the character."Read more

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  5. Harvey Weinstein, Miramax Denied First Attempt to Halt 'Hobbit' Arbitration

    8:23 am 2/18/2014

    The Weinsteins and Miramax want the dispute over "Hobbit" sequel profits to be determined in open court.Read more

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  6. Benedict Cumberbatch on Being a Workaholic, Coping With Fame and Avoiding Social Media (Exclusive Video)

    10:36 pm 2/15/2014

    The British A-lister sits down with THR's awards analyst for the first installment of "In Conversation," a new collaboration between BAFTA-NY and THR that offers artists a chance to discuss in-depth their life, work and creative processes.Read more

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  7. Germany Box Office Hits $1.4 billion in 2013

    3:04 am 2/13/2014

    The result, driven by 3D hits including "The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug" was only slightly down on 2012's record take.Read more

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  8. Visual Effects Society Awards Preview: The Changing State Of The Art

    11:45 am 2/11/2014

    THR talks with nominees from "Gravity," "The Hobbit," "The Lone Ranger," "Pacific Rim" and "Star Trek Into Darkness."Read more

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  9. 'American Hustle' to Open in China in March as Hollywood Movies Chase Mainland Market

    7:11 am 1/23/2014

    The expanded quota system is good news for Hollywood films, but a strong raft of offerings by local companies means the domestic business should be strong too.Read more

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  10. 'The Hobbit' Meets 'Game of Thrones' In Parody (Video)

    4:30 pm 1/15/2014

    The How it Should Have Ended Team brings in friendly fictional dragons to ask if Smaug really is so bad.Read more

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