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The hobbit opens in China this weekend

BilboBagshot187
Cabin Boy


Feb 15 2013, 7:12am

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The hobbit opens in China this weekend Can't Post

Skyfall took 34.4m in its opening 7 days, will be interesting to see how the hobbit fares.

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Elk2013
Swabbie


Feb 15 2013, 8:40am

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It opens on 22nd [In reply to] Can't Post

still one week to go.Wink


BilboBagshot187
Cabin Boy


Feb 15 2013, 8:49am

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sorry my mistake [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember reading this article:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/skyfall-hobbit-be-released-one-401900

which said 15th but reading it again now it does say 'reports stating' and not official confirmation. a week to go then!

'Everywhere I lie theres a dirty great root sticking into my back!'

(This post was edited by BilboBagshot187 on Feb 15 2013, 8:51am)


macfalk
Quartermaster


Feb 15 2013, 9:40am

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According to some sources it does indeed open today... [In reply to] Can't Post

But other sources say next week. We'll see.



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Arannir
Quartermaster

Feb 15 2013, 10:19am

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Interesting Market [In reply to] Can't Post

Very hard to predict, at least for me.

Looking at other numbers and "similar" movies, I'd say anything between 25 and 80 Mio seems a possibility.


Owain
Sailing Master


Feb 15 2013, 3:18pm

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The Hobbit will open on the 22nd in China. [In reply to] Can't Post

Variety is an entertainment syndication in the know.

There's no reason to doubt this. At one time Skyfall and The Hobbit were going to premiere on the same day but they've since sorted that out and the 22nd has been a firm date for awhile.

Here's a source reporting as of yesterday.

Variety Article


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Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit," for instance, is near the $1 billion global mark as it readies to launch in China on Feb. 22.


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Owain
Sailing Master


Feb 15 2013, 3:21pm

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Here's another source that Peter Jackson even references from time to time. [In reply to] Can't Post

The Hollywood Reporter


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New Line and MGM's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has secured a China release date -- Feb. 22.


Another syndication that the industry reads along with the general public.

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

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Tintallė
Gunner


Feb 15 2013, 5:05pm

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I wonder. . . [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder if the translation will be good. Some of the translations of the LOTR films had us rolling with laughter here. Hope they get it right!

I wonder how they will feel about Smaug. . .


Old Toby
Gunner


Feb 15 2013, 5:41pm

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yes, and I wonder if they use subtitles or dubbing? [In reply to] Can't Post

Dubbing would be.....very strange. I hope they use subtitles.

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The White Wizard
Swabbie


Feb 15 2013, 7:43pm

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$1,000,000,000 [In reply to] Can't Post

Do you think that China will push it over $1,000,000,000? I think it will.

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Owain
Sailing Master


Feb 15 2013, 7:57pm

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Warner Bros. is pretty confident about it. [In reply to] Can't Post


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Do you think that China will push it over $1,000,000,000?


Here are some excerpts from the TimeWarner Q4 Earnings Call.

We also had a great year at the film studio, led by The Dark Knight Rises, which grossed $1.1 billion at the global box office, making it the highest grossing film in the franchise. We also have the first part of The Hobbit trilogy, which is on track to reach $1 billion globally; Magic Mike; and the multiple award-winning film Argo.

Driven by countries like Brazil, Russia and China, we're increasingly seeing international box office totals outstripping domestic box by more than 2:1 for our biggest hits. It's hard to top that, but our 2013 theatrical slate looks even better. It includes Man of Steel, The Hangover 3, Great Gatsby, Pacific Rim, the sequel to 300 and, of course, the second film in The Hobbit series. In fact, that was all content.

In our theatrical business, we had a very good year and a very successful fourth quarter despite difficult comparisons. The first film in The Hobbit trilogy has generated around $950 million at the global box office and is on track to join The Dark Knight Rises as our second 2012 release to pass $1 billion in global box office. The strong box office performances of The Hobbit and the critically acclaimed film Argo helped keep our theatrical revenues almost flat in the fourth quarter, and that's despite a decline in the number of theatrical releases.

Looking ahead to 2013, we are very optimistic about the film slate, which, as Jeff mentioned, includes the second film in the Hobbit trilogy, Man of Steel and Hangover 3, to name just a few.


Middle Earth is New Zealand!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


Elk2013
Swabbie


Feb 16 2013, 1:33am

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I watched a bubbed ROTK 10 years ago [In reply to] Can't Post

nowadays the audience prefer subtitles though.


imin
Quartermaster


Feb 16 2013, 2:00am

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I think it's going to make about [In reply to] Can't Post

800 million in China - and loads of Chinese will go crazy of lil Bilbo! Smile


macfalk
Quartermaster


Feb 16 2013, 10:14am

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I'd like to hear people call it "flop" one more time [In reply to] Can't Post

When it reaches 300 million / 1 billion.


Or as someone else said back after the first weekend: "I think we all have to realize that An Unexpected Journey is a flop."



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Arannir
Quartermaster

Feb 16 2013, 12:00pm

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Come on... [In reply to] Can't Post

.... I did not understand the dissapointment as well, but we do not have to make a crusade out of it and post that kind of comments over and over again, especially when nobody has called the film a financial flop in weeks on this board - no matter how one interprets the numbers.


imin
Quartermaster


Feb 16 2013, 12:57pm

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Flop [In reply to] Can't Post

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glor
Rigger

Feb 16 2013, 4:40pm

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Hobbits and Dragons [In reply to] Can't Post

That could be a potent mix for Chinese audiences where Dragons are deeply embedded in their culture.


grammaboodawg
Captain


Feb 17 2013, 1:46am

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Hang on! I'll be there in a sec! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Kristin Thompson
Rigger


Feb 17 2013, 3:46am

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I think it is almost certain to push the film over a billion worldwide// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Estel78
Sailing Master

Feb 17 2013, 1:21pm

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Journey to the West... [In reply to] Can't Post

...just managed the biggest first 7 days gross ever in China. And in 5 days Hobbit opens. Great... Unsure

 
 

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