The Hobbit Released

Today marks the release of the long awaited prequel(s) to the beloved Peter Jackson films, “The Lord of The Rings.” The first Installment of “The Hobbit” grossed $13 million just at it’s midnight release showing. Not a bad start at all. As good as that is, it doesn’t even put it in the top ten. But it is a great start.

Here’s a complete rundown of the top 10 all-time midnight debuts, as compiled per Hollywood.com stats:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, $43.5 million
  2. The Dark Knight Rises, $30.6 million
  3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, $30.4 million (includes 10 p.m. Thursday shows)
  4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, $30.3 million
  5. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, $30 million
  6. The Twilight Saga: New Moon, $26.3 million
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, $24 million
  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, $22.2 million
  9. The Hunger Games, $19.7 million
  10. The Avengers, $18.7 million

-Joel Ryan

http://www.eonline.com/news/371599/the-hobbit-box-office-film-grosses-13-million-at-midnight-off-on-the-right-foot

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