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  1. Weta, Epic Games Create 'The Hobbit' CG Virtual Reality Experience

    10:00 am PST 03/04/2015
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    The user comes face to face with the dragon Smaug. READ MORE

  2. Imax Fourth-Quarter Earnings Dip, Exceed Expectations

    4:27 am PST 02/19/2015
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    The giant-screen exhibitor had box-office hits like 'Interstellar' and 'The Hobbit,' but results dropped amid more theater installations and a company record for box office in the year-ago period. READ MORE

  3. Canada's Cineplex Boosts Fourth-Quarter Earnings Amid Weak Box Office

    1:48 pm PST 02/12/2015
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    Higher concession and digital advertising sales offset the impact of lower grosses for the latest 'The Hobbit' and 'Hunger Games' installments. READ MORE

  4. German Home Entertainment Revenue Slips in 2014

    5:24 am PST 02/12/2015
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    Record viewing figures for the soccer world cup meant German fans bought and rented fewer films last year. READ MORE

  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. '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

  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. '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

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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

  20. 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