‘Fantastic Four’ debuts first trailer
Feb03

‘Fantastic Four’ debuts first trailer

By Dave McNary Published January 27, 2015 Variety Facebook54 Twitter88 Email Print Kate Mara arrives before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Twentieth Century Fox has released the first teaser trailer for Josh Trank’s reboot of Marvel’s “Fantastic Four,” six months before its Aug. 7 release. The trailer gives a first look at a more grounded world prior...

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‘The Hobbit’ wins box office for third straight week
Jan07

‘The Hobbit’ wins box office for third straight week

Published January 04, 2015 Variety Facebook30 Twitter199 Email Print Cate Blanchett as the Elf Queen Galadriel in the fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” (The Associated Press) “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is showing some impressive fight at the box office. The Middle Earth send-off held its ground, securing the top spot on the charts for a third consecutive weekend. The New Line...

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Box office: ‘The Hobbit’ rules them all with $90.6 million
Dec23

Box office: ‘The Hobbit’ rules them all with $90.6 million

Published December 21, 2014 Variety Facebook27 Twitter114 Email Print Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Actor Martin Freeman and director Peter Jackson from New Zealand poses for photographs in promotion for the film “The Hobbit, Battle of the Five Armies” in the Claridges suite in west London. (The Associated Press) Moviegoers helped Peter Jackson bid farewell to Middle Earth in style, pushing “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five...

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ is a disappointing final film
Dec17

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ is a disappointing final film

By Justin Craig Published December 16, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook143 Twitter151 livefyre Email Print Peter Jackson’s epic Middle Earth saga started with a bang with 2001’s “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” but now ends with a whimper in the final chapter of “The Hobbit” trilogy: “The Battle of the Five Armies.” The tale of the burglar Hobbit Bilbo Baggins limps – no, crawls – to a disappointing and...

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Hunger Games’ tops box office for third week
Dec08

Hunger Games’ tops box office for third week

Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” (The Associated Press) “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ held on to its box office crown for a third straight week picking up $21.6 million, but it wasn’t much of a triumph for the hit sequel, reports Variety. Ticket sales for the weekend were anemic, falling 19% from...

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Hunger Games’ scores year’s biggest opening with $123M
Nov27

Hunger Games’ scores year’s biggest opening with $123M

Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” (The Associated Press) “Mockingjay, Part 1” didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate’s “Mockingjay” opened...

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