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  1. Box Office: 'Anchorman 2,' 'Hobbit' End Friday in Dead Heat

    8:54 am PST 12/21/2013
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    "Walking With Dinosaurs" stumbles; "American Hustle" and "Saving Mr. Banks" make top five chart. READ MORE

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  2. Box Office: 'Hobbit' Beating 'Anchorman 2' Friday; 'American Hustle' Soars in Expansion

    5:23 pm PST 12/20/2013
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    UPDATED: "Frozen" is beating new family entry "Walking With Dinosaurs" despite being a month into its run; "Hobbit" will cross $300 million worldwide sometime on Friday. READ MORE

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  3. Box-Office Preview: 'Anchorman 2,' 'Hobbit' Lead Christmas Crunch

    3:30 pm PST 12/19/2013
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    UPDATED: "American Hustle," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "Walking With Dinosaurs" also open everywhere Friday, followed on Christmas Day by five additional wide releases and a slew of awards contenders debuting in select theaters. READ MORE

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  4. How MGM Rode 'The Hobbit' to a Possible IPO Payday

    5:00 am PST 12/19/2013
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    "The world is our oyster," says a board member of the once-floundering studio, now riding high as Tolkien and James Bond franchises spark stock spikes and deal buzz. READ MORE

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  5. 25 Film Artisans Who Dazzled in 2013

    8:00 am PST 12/16/2013
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    Wizards from "Gravity," "Hobbit" and "12 Years a Slave" make the list of professionals from cinematography, editing, costume design, visual effects and more who made the year's releases look and sound their best. READ MORE

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  6. 'Hobbit' Sequel Tops South Korean Box Office Despite Distribution Controversy

    9:52 pm PST 12/15/2013
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    One of the season's most anticipated films, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is not showing in major Seoul theaters due to dispute over profit shares. READ MORE

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  7. Box Office: 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' Wins Weekend With $73.7 Million in Domestic Debut

    8:37 am PST 12/15/2013
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    UPDATED: Disney's "Frozen" takes the No. 2 spot while "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" underperforms. READ MORE

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  8. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug': 7 Character Posters Straight From Middle-earth

    4:31 pm PST 12/13/2013
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    Bilbo, Gandalf and Legolas return for Peter Jackson's second of three "Lord of the Rings" prequels. READ MORE

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  9. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug': What the Critics Are Saying

    1:45 pm PST 12/13/2013
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    The middle chapter in the Peter Jackson-directed trilogy hit U.S. theaters on Friday. READ MORE

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  10. Box Office: 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Earns $8.8 Million Thursday Night

    8:39 am PST 12/13/2013
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    Peter Jackson's second film in his "Lord of the Rings" prequel trilogy also is opening in 49 territories internationally. READ MORE

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  11. 'The Desolation of Smaug:' Weta's Joe Letteri Reveals The Biggest VFX Challenges

    8:00 am PST 12/13/2013
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    The four-time Oscar winner describes creating a CG dragon that was "twice as big as a 747," saying Peter Jackson "wanted his physical size to dominate." READ MORE

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  12. Box-Office Preview: 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' to Roar to $80 Million in U.S. Debut

    11:17 am PST 12/12/2013
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    Peter Jackson's second installment is on track to come close to the debut of "An Unexpected Journey"; "A Madea Christmas" also opens in theaters. READ MORE

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  13. Sesame Street Spoofs 'Lord of the Rings' Franchise (Video)

    12:18 pm PST 12/11/2013
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    Cookie Monster stars in "Lord of the Crumbs," a quest of self-control and memory to bake cookies -- or, as Monster Gobble calls them, "Me precious!" READ MORE

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  14. Weinsteins File Lawsuit Against Time Warner Over 'Hobbit' Sequels Profits

    9:22 am PST 12/11/2013
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    UPDATED: The move comes on the heels of escalating tensions between the two camps, including Warner Bros. and its New Line division initiating arbitration proceedings. READ MORE

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  15. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Film Review

    8:33 am PST 12/06/2013
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    Nearly everything about "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" represents an improvement over the first installment of Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved creation. READ MORE

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  16. Oscars: 'Gravity,' 'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim' Among 10 Films on Visual Effects Shortlist

    2:26 pm PST 12/05/2013
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    Also on the list are "Elysium," "Iron Man 3," "The Lone Ranger," "Oblivion," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Thor: The Dark World" and "World War Z." READ MORE

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  17. Warner Bros. Takes Miramax to Arbitration Over Weinstein 'Hobbit' Claims (Exclusive)

    11:35 am PST 12/04/2013
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    UPDATED: The studio and the indie mogul are fighting over whether a contract, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, gives Weinstein a cut of the second and third "Hobbit" films. READ MORE

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  18. Harvey Weinstein Threatens to Sue Warner Bros. Over 'Hobbit 2' Profits

    10:00 am PST 12/04/2013
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    On the heels of the fight over "The Butler," the studio's lawyers are disputing the mogul's legal letters claiming he's entitled to a 2.5 percent cut of the sequel's box-office take. READ MORE

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  19. Inside 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Premiere: Middle Earth Comes to Hollywood

    10:17 am PST 12/03/2013
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    Peter Jackson, Sean Astin and Ed Sheeran were among those at the event; star Evangeline Lilly tells THR that she hopes her character, Tauriel, will be a role model for young women: "There is nothing about her that is weak." READ MORE

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  20. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Premiere Draws Peter Jackson, Orlando Bloom

    9:28 am PST 12/03/2013
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    Benedict Cumberbatch and Evangeline Lilly are among the other stars who walked the red carpet Monday night at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. READ MORE

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  21. 'The Hobbit': First Full Look at Dragon Smaug Unveiled on Air New Zealand Plane (Photo)

    9:17 pm PST 12/01/2013
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    Peter Jackson’s imagining of the dragon will fly into Los Angeles on Monday. READ MORE

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