Smaug No.1 at Australian Box Office

Smaug No.1 at Australian Box Office

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG has launched straight to the top of the Australian Box Office with an outstanding opening day figure of $5,465,000.  A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is the second film in Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s epic THE HOBBIT trilogy and is the second biggest Boxing Day opening of all time.

The first film in the trilogy, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY became the biggest Australian Boxing Day release in motion picture history, taking $5.925m on its opening day. The film went on to gross $42.987m in Australia and a billion dollars worldwide. 

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG was released in Australian cinemas on 629 screens.  Roadshow Films Managing Director Joel Pearlman said that for a huge number of Australians, “The Hobbit” films have become appointment viewing on Boxing Day.”  The third film in the trilogy THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN will open in Australian cinemas on December 26, 2014.

Phil has written for magazines, corporate videos, online ads, and even an app. He writes with one eye on the future, one eye on the past and a third eye on the Lotto numbers. His social bits are here.  

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