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The Russians Love Their ‘Ice Age’ Too!

The number-one movie at the Russian box office in 2012 was the Fox/Blue Sky blockbuster toon Ice Age: Continental Drift, with $50.1 million in ticket sales. The summer release, which ... Continue Reading →
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Gollum, You Never Looked Better!

The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Continues to Draw Auds to Theaters

No animated movies made the U.S. top 10 this weekend, but several of 2012’s popular toons are still continuing to deliver strong numbers both stateside and overseas. Peter Jackson’s ... Continue Reading →
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10 Things We Loved about This Past Year

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‘The Hobbit’ Passes the $500 Million Benchmark

Warner Bros. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has surpassed the $500 million benchmark at the worldwide box office in less than two weeks at the box office. To date, the blockbuster ... Continue Reading →
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One ‘Hobbit’ to Rule the Box Office

Warner Bros. had another great weekend with its tentpole pic The Hobbit sitting on top of the charts, with another $36.7 million at the U.S. box office. Peter Jackson’s return to ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Jackson Reveals Plans for ‘Tintin’ Sequel

During his Hobbit press tour appearance in Belgium, Peter Jackson said that plans for a sequel to director Steven Spielberg’s 2011 feature The Adventures of Tintin are still on track. ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Celebrates ‘Hobbit’ with Olly Moss Prints

Mondo, the collectible art division of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, is celebrating the impending release of Peter Jackson’s latest Tolkien adaptation The Hobbit: An Unexpected ... Continue Reading →
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Weta VFX Producer Eileen Moran Dies in New Zealand

Eileen Moran, a well-respected vfx producer at Weta Digital who worked on Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit movie has passed away in New Zealand, ... Continue Reading →
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48-Frames Version of ‘Hobbit’ to Screen in 450 Theaters

Peter Jackson’s upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey generated a lot of interest earlier this year when the director screened part of the film in its 48 frames-per-second ... Continue Reading →