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  1. Box Office: Led by 'Hobbit 2,' Christmas Rings Out Record Year

    9:03 am PST 12/29/2013
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    UPDATED: "47 Ronin," "Grudge Match" and Justin Bieber concert doc "Believe" bomb; "American Hustle" edges out "Wolf of Wall Street" in close battle, while "Saving Mr. Banks" sees dazzling hold. READ MORE

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  2. Box Office: 'Frozen' Soars to No. 1 Ahead of 'Hobbit 2'

    8:52 am PST 12/28/2013
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    Disney's animated tentpole is on course to score the second-best weekend gross of all time for a film in its sixth outing, a testament to the dearth of family films in the marketplace; Justin Bieber doc "Believe" falls to below $1 million on its third day. READ MORE

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  3. Box Office: 'Hobbit 2' No. 1 Post-Christmas; '47 Ronin,' Bieber Doc Bombing

    8:44 am PST 12/27/2013
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    "Frozen" -- soaring to No. 2 -- enjoys the biggest boost on Thursday as kids return to the multiplex; Paramount takes the next two spots on the box-office chart with "Anchorman 2" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." READ MORE

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  4. Box Office: 'American Hustle' Catching Up With 'Wolf of Wall Street'

    10:26 pm PST 12/26/2013
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    UPDATED: "Hobbit 2" stays No. 1 overall the day after Christmas, while "47 Ronin" and Justin Bieber concert pic "Believe" bomb. READ MORE

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  5. Box Office: 'Hobbit' Ekes Past 'Wolf of Wall Street' on Busy Christmas

    10:09 am PST 12/26/2013
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    UPDATED: Universal's "47 Ronin" comes in No. 6 with $7.1 million despite its $175 million budget, while Justin Bieber's concert doc "Believe" falls outside of the top 10 with $1.3 million. READ MORE

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  6. Weinsteins Want Dispute Over 'Hobbit' Profits in Public Court

    1:31 pm PST 12/24/2013
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    The brothers file a motion to suspend an arbitration initiated by Warner Bros. READ MORE

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  7. TNT Nabs Rights to 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

    9:46 am PST 12/23/2013
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    Peter Jackson's sequel will debut in 2016 on the cable network, which also has rights to the director's first "Hobbit" movie. READ MORE

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  8. Box Office: 'Hobbit 2' Beats 'Anchorman 2' With $31.5 Million, Crosses $400 Million Globally

    8:59 am PST 12/22/2013
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    UPDATED: "Walking With Dinosaurs" faces extinction after becoming the first major miss of the Christmas season; "American Hustle" and "Frozen" tie for No. 3. READ MORE

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. '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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  15. 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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  16. '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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  17. '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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  18. 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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  19. '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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  20. 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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  21. 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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