Bilbo Bags $223 Million in Three Days

Bilbo Bags $223 Million in Three Days

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.





Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational