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Production Video 8, Last Days & Comic Con


This just in from Peter Jackson: “Hi everyone. I know that not everybody gets to Comic Con, so I thought I’d bring a little bit of Comic Con to you! Here’s a bit of what I saw in San Diego, and what those in Hall H got to see of The Hobbit!”


Video 10, The Premiere


Peter Jackson’s Video Blogs on the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continues in this 10th installment, covering the movie’s Premiere in Wellington, New Zealand.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Breaks Records, Tops Worldwide Box Office


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.




The movie will come out in England on the 28th November 2012. In Germany it’s going to appear on the 13th of December 2012.


Howard Shore, who scored all three Lord of the Rings films, confirmed his role in the Hobbit films. Recording sessions for the films began on 20 August 2012 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The soundtrack will be released on 11 December 2012 on Water Tower Music label. The sound will be produced by the same artists as it has before.

Artist Neil Finn has contributed, as well as some actors including Richard Armitage and the cast of the company of dwarves.


For the promotion for the hobbit the directors have made a lot of websites, blogs for the fans. Also they have made a few trailers so that the viewer can get a look inside the movie before the movie is coming out.


Also the producers already started hanging out posters which are advert in the cinemas or which are in film magazines, also customers can buy them. The directors and producers have started putting videos on YouTube and the website with the ‘making-of’ of the movie:




As well as they are producing a toy line of ‘The Hobbit’. The toy line will include action figures, playsets and role-play accessories like swords and battle axes representing the characters and weapons in the films



The production of the hobbit started in March 2011 in New Zealand. The filming started in Matamata on a set and they also chose other locations for shooting the movie.

The costumes for each of the Dwarves included six wigs and eight beards, which were worn by the actors and stunt doubles.

The whole movie was filmed in different studios all around the world (New Zealand/England) and also on different sets and locations.

Jackson recorded a video blog from the set, which featured Christopher Lee in full makeup and costume as Saruman.

Principal photography ended on 6 July 2012, after 266 days of filming. The Hobbit will likely be the highest-budgeted film so far to be shot on Red Digital Cinema Camera Company’s Epic camera of which Peter Jackson received one of the very first shipments. In a production video, it was revealed that 48 Epic cameras are being used.

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