Mon, 17 Dec 2012 7:17a.m.
Sir Peter Jackson's The Hobbit led the box office with a haul of US$84.8 million, a record-setting opening better than the three previous Lord of the Rings films.
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19/12/2012 7:10:08 p.m.
Hobbit isn't realy mainstream, and to set a December record, in a recession?That is thanks to a great effort by Peter Jackson and all who worked on making the Hobbit a sucess. Compare that to the efforts of all those fronting to make the Hobbit a failure, like the NZ actors guild, and NZs CTU, PETA, NZ Labour party, NZ Greens.
17/12/2012 10:22:39 a.m.
Actually looking around the internet I thought the reviews were generally quite good with just the occasional sad sack like the Daily Telegraph reviewer trying to spoil the party. Regarding the technical innovations ... similar things were said when the 'talkies' first came out. Bravo for Jackson and co leading the way.
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