I hear that ‘even the smallest person can change the course of the future’ and it seems Bilbo has done exactly that, scoring a record-breaking $223million worldwide in just three days; surely enough to help studio MGM back on it’s feet after it’s file for bankruptcy only two short years ago.
After a strong opening on Friday, it was predicted The Hobbit may reach the $100 million mark in the U.S over the weekend, however it didn’t quite meet these epic expectations, instead cashing in a cool $84.8 million (still the highest of all time for any December opening in history).
International markets performed well (despite Australia being left off the release schedule – GRRrrrr!) contributing a hefty $138.2 million to the $223 million total haul.
President of U.S Distribution for Warner Bros., Dan Fellman, is confident the high admissions will continue stating: “It is great to see Peter Jackson’s fans return; along with a new generation that is embracing Middle Earth…we expect a long and exciting run”. I bet you do.
We get our chance to give Bilbo even more casholla on Boxing Day.