THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY has held its place as #1 film at the Australian box
office since its opening on December 26, 2012 (12 days and running).
The first chapter in Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s long-awaited filmed adaptation of The Hobbit trilogy has earned a staggering $28,636,856 on 560 screens across Australia to date.
Shot in 3D 48 frames-per-second, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released nationally on December 26, 2012 in High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D) in select cinemas, other 2D, 3D formats and IMAX®, to also break records as the biggest Boxing Day release in motion picture history.
Grossing $21,031,327 in its first week it has also claimed the spot of Australia’s fourth largest opening week of all time, outperforming all three films in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and coming in close behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince and The Avengers.
To date, the blockbuster has earned an estimated US$263.95 million in the US and grossed an
estimated $562.8 million internationally, for an astounding global total of $827 million, and still steadily climbing.
Roadshow Films Managing Director Joel Pearlman said: “This is an extraordinary result. Australian audiences rushed to cinemas to see the first in the trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Featuring some amazing local talent among the cast, including Cate Blanchett and Barry Humphries – we are delighted with these box office results.”