The Saul Zaentz Co. alleges that the Tolkien estate is objecting to "Lord of the Rings" online games and slot machines in bad faith. READ MORE
Studios and indie distributors weigh investigating one guild member who's under suspicion. READ MORE
"Law and Superheroes" author James Daily tackles whether the One Ring is rightfully Bilbo's and other questions the film raises. READ MORE
All five of the Oscar-nominated costume designers are nominated for CDG Awards, just not in the same category. READ MORE
“Argo,” “Life Of Pi,” “Skyfall,” and “The Hobbit” earn the most nominations in features, with three each. READ MORE
The 3D tentpole will use the run to boost its chances of hitting $1 billion worldwide in box office grosses. READ MORE
The comedy from actor/director Matthias Schweighofer ends the German box office reign of "The Hobbit." READ MORE
"Les Miserables" sets records in the U.K. as "Gangster Squad" kicks off its international run. READ MORE
The romantic comedy from Matthias Schweighofer is on track to be Germany's number one film this weekend. READ MORE
THR breaks down the contracts as two studios, Peter Jackson and others reap millions from Middle Earth. READ MORE
"The Hobbit," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty" will vie for outstanding achievement in sound mixing in the live-action film category. READ MORE
"Life of Pi" and "Avengers" are close behind with six each; "ParaNorman" leads the pack of animated features with five noms. READ MORE
The fantasy-adventure grosses $59.3 million internationally for the weekend to edge past "The Hobbit"; Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" makes its first stop overseas. READ MORE
The economic implosion in Spain, Italy and Greece is negating entertainment inroads in Russia, the Netherlands and Scandinavia as a "perfect storm" of problems has the U.S. feeling pain. READ MORE
"Skyfall," "The Hobbit" and French comedy "The Intouchables" push German ticket revenues past $1.3 billion for the year. READ MORE
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" opens Friday as the Matt Damon-John Krasinski drama "Promised Land" expands nationwide.
The two films -- along with "Les Miserables" -- have been the big holiday winners at the multiplex continues to dominate at the art house.
"Parental Guidance" off to spiffy start in seven markets. Hollywood majors fail to achieve benchmark but Sony and Universal set company records. READ MORE
The final weekend of 2012 caps a record year at the North American box office, with revenue hitting an all-time high of $10.8 billion and attendance up 6 percent over last year.
UPDATED: Hollywood is hoping for a final burst of moviegoing as 2012 winds down; Matt Damon-John Krasinski drama "Promised Land" off to troubled start at the specialty box office. READ MORE
UPDATED: Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" earns another $26 million internationally, pushing its worldwide cume to $562.8 million; Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" holds steady at No. 3 in North America.
Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.
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