UPDATED: Peter Jackson's fantasy-epic crosses $500 million globally, reaching $523.7 million in ticket sales; "Les Miserables" also opens Wednesday in Australia, breaking records for a musical. READ MORE
Moviegoing falls 23 percent from Christmas Day; "Django Unchained" comes in No. 3 behind "Les Mis" and "The Hobbit." READ MORE
UPDATED: Now crowned the highest-grossing domestic release after the Christmas break, Xu Zheng’s romp could unseat James Cameron as the country’s box-office champion in 2012. READ MORE
Openings in 35 markets push "Life of Pi" to second place; "Jack Reacher," "Les Misérables" and "This Is 40" undertake limited foreign starts. READ MORE
Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden pic "Zero Dark Thirty" packs houses in its exclusive launch. READ MORE
The Barbra Streisand-Seth Rogen comedy "The Guilt Trip" still faltering; at the specialty box office, Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden pic "Zero Dark Thirty" continues to impress.
Scott Feinberg on the front-runners, major threats and possibilities for 2012. READ MORE
With the Academy's shortlist of finalists due Jan. 3, a look at the effects we take for granted -- from a Bengal tiger on a lifeboat to a 3D Gollum.
From "Skyfall's" action-packed opener to "Argo's" suspenseful finale, the magic behind what moviegoers really hear -- and feel. READ MORE
Plus, "Dr. Who" kitchen essentials -- and what to give the "Star Wars" fan in your life. READ MORE
Between Wednesday and Christmas Day, no fewer than eight nationwide releases open; "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour" and "The Impossible" are among the new titles at the specialty box office. READ MORE
The court order might not have been phrased broadly enough to prevent retail sale of the discs under that allegedly confusing title. READ MORE
The first installment in the Peter Jackson trilogy grossed $10.1 million from 326 domestic dates on opening weekend. READ MORE
The fantasy film becomes the first import to top local box office in weeks while "A Werewolf Boy" breaks seven million admissions. READ MORE
"Rise of the Guardians" places distant No. 2; "Breaking Dawn Part 2" breaks the half-billion offshore gross mark. READ MORE
UPDATED: The 3D fantasy-adventure opens to $138.2 million overseas for a worldwide total of $223 million; "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook" see boost from Golden Globe nominations. READ MORE
Peter Jackson's 3D fantasy-adventure could even near $90 million, but there's some concern that the school shooting in Connecticut could dampen family traffic at the multipex.
Peter Jackson's 3D fantasy epic has earned $27.3 million at the foreign box office in its first two days of play. READ MORE
Movies in contention show off, from far-flung locations to the Shire.
UPDATED: The 3D fantasy-epic stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and returns Ian McKellen in the role of the wizard Gandalf. READ MORE
What THR's critics say about the movies opening this week. READ MORE
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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