Browser-based game, The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age, has marched past the one million new users mark.
The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age challenges players to take up arms alongside the greatest heroes of the Third Age, including select characters from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey like Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Radagast and more. Gamers are charged to lead an army of Elves, Dwarves or Orcs in fast-paced tactical combat and band together with thousands of other players to join powerful alliances and wage an epic war online.
The free-to-play game is inspired by The Hobbit Film Trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson and is available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. In addition to Facebook, the browser-based game is available on Facebook.com, Kabam.com and the Google Chrome Store.Read More
The Hobbit’s own Bilbo Baggins, is nominated for Best Hero at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. He’s up against some tough competition and needs your vote. Lets help him win!
Simply hashtag #votebilbo on any photo or tweet on Instagram and Twitter to cast your vote.
Keep checking back to see who’s winning here.Read More
Here’s a fresh update from Peter Jackson on his Facebook page:
Thanks to everyone who tuned into our Live Event last week. I’ve never done anything like that before, and I was pretty nervous. Hope it was ok.
If you saw it, it was a pretty accurate picture of what life is like at the moment. Jabez and I sit in that editing room all day, every day, editing the second Hobbit movie, and we actually start on the third next week! A lot of that movie was shot nearly a year ago, so I’m looking forward to seeing it come alive, shot by shot in the cutting room. It’s like assembling one of those complex 2000 piece jigsaw puzzles.
For us, this is really the being of 2013, so I look forward to posting a bunch more stuff as we work through the year.
I think that an edited version of the Live Event is being made available over at the official Hobbit site, and Warner Bros have kindly let me post a 6 min excerpt here, to give everyone who missed it a sense of what it was like.
Check out the evolution of Thorin Oakenshield and other character designs in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design. The book is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life. Complied by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, this is the first in a series of hardcover books written and designed by the award-winning team at Weta. More info here: http://bit.ly/13HxJC6Read More
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is now available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray, DVD and on Digital Download . All disc versions feature UltraViolet and more than 130 minutes of bonus content.
First film in Peter Jackson’s epic “The Hobbit” Trilogy takes in an estimated worldwide $223 million in its opening weekend.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey soared to the top of the global box office in a record-breaking opening, dominating the weekend with an estimated $84.775 million domestically and $138.2 million internationally, for a worldwide estimated total of $223 million, including a record-breaking $15.1 from IMAX theatres worldwide. Domestically, the film broke records for largest December opening in motion picture history, including Christmas/holiday weekends. It is also the largest opening for any film in the canon of “The Lord of the Rings.”
The CinemaScore coming out of the weekend was an overall A from all audiences, with an A+ from moviegoers under 18. Opening day showings, starting at midnight on December 14, were sold out, some weeks in advance, and thousands of fans waited in line to be among the first to see the movie.Read More