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  1. New Zealand Poised to Repeal Anti-Union 'Hobbit Law'

    6:45 am PDT 10/30/2017
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    The 2010 law, passed at Warner Bros.' insistence, bars unionization of the NZ film industry. A new Labour government has targeted it for repeal and now it's "goneburger," says one guild leader. READ MORE

  2. James Strong to Direct J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic 'Middle Earth'

    9:03 am PST 11/07/2016
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    Penned by Angus Fletcher, the film will chart the tumultuous events that inspired him to pen 'Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings' trilogies. READ MORE

  3. Peter Jackson Re-creates Bilbo's Bag End in His Basement

    7:19 pm PDT 06/30/2015
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    After six films, and over a decade of his life, he can't say goodbye completely. READ MORE

  4. It's Official: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' Sets China Release Date

    5:48 pm PST 01/06/2015
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    Katniss' struggle against the Capitol will roll out on over 4,000 screens on Feb. 8 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. '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

  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 'Planet of the Apes' Star Andy Serkis on How the Actors All Went to 'Ape Camp' (Q&A)

    7:00 am PDT 07/10/2014
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    The actor and director talks about taking performance capture on location, what he's planning for his "Jungle Book" adaptation and how he feels about saying goodbye to Gollum. READ MORE

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  11. 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

  12. Third 'Hobbit' Movie Gets New Title

    8:30 am PDT 04/24/2014
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    The final installment will be "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." READ MORE

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  13. NAB: Moviegoers Won't React to HDR Imagery as They Did to Hyper-Real 'Hobbit,' Proponents Say

    1:43 pm PDT 04/06/2014
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    “I think audiences will get used to seeing this; they just don't have a reference for it," said panelist Collin Davis. READ MORE

  14. MGM Income Up 97 Percent for 2013

    10:58 am PDT 03/26/2014
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    UPDATED: The studio also reported revenues increased 11 percent to $1.53 billion for the calendar year. READ MORE

  15. 'The Hobbit' Tops List of 2013's Most Pirated Movies

    5:53 am PST 12/31/2013
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    The first installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" were both illegally downloaded more than 8 million times this past year. READ MORE

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  16. 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

  17. Box Office: 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' Nabs $31.1 Million Friday in U.S.

    8:30 am PST 12/14/2013
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    UPDATED: The weekend's other new entry, "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas," earned $5.74 million Friday. READ MORE

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  18. MGM Signs Multiyear Pay TV Deal With Turkey's D-Smart

    4:58 am PST 11/28/2013
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    The operator of thematic channels across satellite TV and digital platforms takes exclusive rights to such titles as the "Hobbit" trilogy and horror remake "Carrie," along with multiple library films. READ MORE

  19. Peter Jackson Unveils 20 Minutes of New Footage at 'Hobbit' Fan Event

    8:39 pm PST 11/04/2013
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    Tolkienites from L.A. to Sydney were treated to a live Q&A with the director and stars of his upcoming "Desolation of Smaug." READ MORE

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  20. Appeals Court Won't Lift 'Age of the Hobbits' Injunction

    7:46 am PDT 10/31/2013
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    A ruling that Warner Bros. has demonstrated a likelihood of success in a trademark battle stands. READ MORE