The highly anticipated return to Middle-Earth with Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", opened in AMC Theatres this past Friday. The "Lord of the Rings" prequel set a new box office record for December openings with a very respectable $84.7 Million. The previous record was held by the apocalyptic Sci-Fi film "I Am Legend" which starred Will Smith. Coincidentally enough, both "The Hobbit" and "I Am Legend" were produced and distributed by Warner Bros., a theme that the studio must be rather pleased with.
The prequel also marks the biggest opening for any of Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" films as the final installment of that trilogy "Return of the King", made $72 Million its opening weekend in 2003.
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