Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Wayward Herald: The Hobbit Has A Big (Lonely) Mountain To Climb

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opened this weekend, setting a new December record according to Box Office Mojo. The film earned $84.6 million in the U.S., which is great – but it’s far behind what I need to win my domestic wager.
The Hobbit faces a long trek up the Lonely Mountain!
The Hobbit’s opening day ranked only 29th all time. The opening day of its competition, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, ranks 6th all time. (As an aside, and for the sake of all that's good in the world, the #1 rank is held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, followed by The Avengers.) The Twilight film’s domestic gross in its opening weekend was $141,067,634, which by my count is around $56 million more than The Hobbit. Bilbo and his band of dwarves are going to need to make up some serious ground over the holidays if they have any hope of closing the gap! Otherwise, I’m going down like Smaug on his last trip to Lake-Town. Uggg.

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