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  1. German Box Office: Final 'Hobbit' Film Lands Best Opening of 2014

    1:34 am PST 12/15/2014
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    The third time's a charm for Peter Jackson's fantasy franchise READ MORE

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  2. Benedict Cumberbatch's Menacing 'Hobbit' Motion-Capture Video Released

    11:51 pm PDT 10/22/2014
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    'Sherlock' star completely inhabits the role of Smaug READ MORE

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  3. 'Hobbit' Trilogy Reportedly Cost $745 Million to Make

    10:22 pm PDT 10/21/2014
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    Box office for the three films will likely top $3 billion globally READ MORE

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  4. Trailers Aren't Most-Shared Movie Content: Study

    11:46 am PDT 10/16/2014
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    But promos still prompt almost a third of those who watch them to buy a ticket to the movie READ MORE

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  5. New 'Shadows of Mordor' Trailer Tells an Epic Tale From Middle-Earth

    12:26 pm PDT 09/30/2014
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    The launch trailer appeals to fans of the larger 'Lord of the Rings' franchise READ MORE

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  6. Comic-Con: Lego to Unveil Smaug-Centric 'Hobbit' Set (Exclusive)

    12:44 pm PDT 07/23/2014
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    The set, titled "LEGO: The Hobbit - The Lonely Mountain," will be the first time the iconic dragon from the world of JRR Tolkien will be available as a Lego toy. READ MORE

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  7. Judge Won't Disqualify Tolkien Lawyers in 'Hobbit' Fight

    11:30 am PDT 07/22/2014
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    Fighting claims that it has gone beyond the scope of its rights, Warner Bros. made a bid to disqualify Greenberg Glusker from representing the plaintiffs. READ MORE

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  8. Warner Bros. Wants to Disqualify Tolkien Lawyers in 'Hobbit' Fight

    1:22 pm PDT 06/10/2014
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    UPDATED: The two sides argue over evidence in an $80 million lawsuit over merchandise and games. READ MORE

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

    5:22 am PST 03/03/2014
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    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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  10. Box Office: 'Hobbit 2' Opens to Huge $32.7 Million in China

    11:27 am PST 02/23/2014
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    Peter Jackson's tentpole scores the biggest three-day opening of all time for a Warner Bros. title. READ MORE

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

    3:16 pm PST 02/21/2014
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    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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  12. Benedict Cumberbatch on Bringing "Smaug" to Life

    8:56 am PST 02/19/2014
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    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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  13. Harvey Weinstein, Miramax Denied First Attempt to Halt 'Hobbit' Arbitration

    10:54 am PST 02/18/2014
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    The Weinsteins and Miramax want the dispute over "Hobbit" sequel profits to be determined in open court. READ MORE

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

    5:38 pm PST 02/16/2014
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    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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  15. Germany Box Office Hits $1.4 billion in 2013

    3:04 am PST 02/13/2014
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    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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  16. Visual Effects Society Awards Preview: The Changing State Of The Art

    11:45 am PST 02/11/2014
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    THR talks with nominees from "Gravity," "The Hobbit," "The Lone Ranger," "Pacific Rim" and "Star Trek Into Darkness." READ MORE

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

    8:30 am PST 01/23/2014
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    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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  18. 'The Hobbit' Meets 'Game of Thrones' In Parody (Video)

    4:47 pm PST 01/15/2014
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    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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  19. Art Directors Guild Nominations Announced

    6:34 am PST 01/09/2014
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    The ceremony will take place Feb. 8 at the Beverly Hilton. READ MORE

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  20. Dutch Box Office: $340 Million Take in 2013

    8:21 am PST 01/08/2014
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    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” tops box-office charts while local hits account for a 20.5 percent market share. READ MORE

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