‘The Hobbit 2? Plunders $8.8 Million at the Midnight Box Office

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opened to $8.8 million during midnight showings Friday, according to studio estimates.

That’s a strong showing and the second biggest December midnight debut in history, though it falls short of the $13 million that the previous film in the series racked up in midnight runs last year.

The fantasy adventure was unfurled in the wee hours of the night in roughly 3,000 theaters. Roughly $1.25 million of its initial haul came from IMAX locations.  Read More...



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