In the short time that Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been in theaters, it has managed to break past $500 million at the worldwide box office.  The bigwigs at New Line Cinema and Warner Bros made the official announcement today that the film has brought in $523.7 million to date.  It brought in $179.7 million domestically with another $344 million coming in internationally.  And I’mma let you finish, but you gotta know that its release in Australia was the biggest Boxing Day opening of ALL TIME.  (Yes, I did just pull a Kanye.  And yes, it was intentional.  And yes, I do think it was funny.)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first installment of a three-part epic based on Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Have y’all seen it yet?  What did you think?

Source: New Line Cinema via Coming Soon

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  • Orlando Bloom

    While the film itself is a financial success on a personal level it’s a critical failure. Seeing this stretched into 3 films is purely a way to drag more money out of the audience for another two years. I weep for Hollywood.

  • I hate it when people say “It’s all for the money” Peter Jackson did this because he loves middle earth and everything in it, and he knew the fans would love it just as more, and it’s traditional for Peter Jackson’s middle earth to be stretched into three movies, those who complain about there being “too much” aren’t true fans.