'Lord of the Rings' News

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Repeats a Win with $31.4 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Repeats a Win with $31.4 Million

Anchorman: The Legend Continues takes second place with $26.7 million. Frozen drops to third place with $19.1 million.

Brian Gallagher

Final Production Video from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Final Production Video from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Visit the studio of composer Howard Shore and see how the music came together for this middle installment of the trilogy. This is the trilogy's final video blog for 2013.

B. Alan Orange

LEGO the Hobbit Video Game Trailer

LEGO the Hobbit Video Game Trailer

Fans will be able to play as their favorite characters such as Bilbo and Gandalf. Plus, we have a new poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Brian Gallagher

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Wins with $73.6 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Wins with $73.6 Million

Frozen drops to second place with $22.3 million. Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas debuts in third place with $16 million.

Brian Gallagher

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Earns $8.8 Million in Midnight Shows

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Earns $8.8 Million in Midnight Shows

That total includes $1.25 million from IMAX 3D screenings. The midnight tally is 32% below The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's earnings.

Brian Gallagher

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Break $100 Million This Weekend?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Break $100 Million This Weekend?

Does Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas have any shot at an upset? Check out our projected top 10 for the weekend.

Brian Gallagher

Final The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Poster

Final The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Poster

Smaug eyes Blibo in this latest look at the fantasy adventure. Director Peter Jackson's Middle Earth sequel debuts in theaters tonight.

Brian Gallagher

Bilbo Hides from Smaug in Latest The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug TV Spot

Bilbo Hides from Smaug in Latest The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug TV Spot

No amount of praise is good enough for the dragon in this latest adventure. Find out if he's as great as the old tales say, in theaters this weekend.

B. Alan Orange

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Clip 'Into The Barrels'

Bilbo Baggins finds the perfect hiding spot for his company of dwarves. Find out what happens next in this scene from Peter Jackson's sequel.

Brian Gallagher

13th Production Video from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

Watch as the cast of crew of Peter Jackson's fantasy sequel give fans an inside look at the set. The film hits theaters on December 13.

Harout Harmanian

Three New The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Clips

Tauriel tries to warn Legolas about a growing evil. Watch as Bard the Bowman tries to stop Thorin Oakenshield on his quest to enter the mountain.

Brian Gallagher

GIVEAWAY: Win Big from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

We're giving away a ton of cool prizes for Peter Jackson's prequel adventure. You could win a wooden watch, IMAX tickets and a whole lot more.

B. Alan Orange

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Clip 'I Found Something'

Gandalf realizes that Bilbo is not the same Hobbit who left the Shire. Watch as Bilbo almost reveals his secret souvenir from the Goblin Tunnels.

Brian Gallagher

Watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug World Premiere Red Carpet Coverage

Director Peter Jackson and the stars of this sequel will be on hand at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The coverage begins at 6:30 PM PST.

Brian Gallagher

Air New Zealand Launches The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Themed Airplane

The enormous dragon Smaug is being featured on the side of a Boeing 777-300ER. Watch a time lapse video of the aircraft being built.

Harout Harmanian

Smaug Reveals Himself in New The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug TV Spot

Legolas also makes his presence known, introducing himself to Thorin Oakenshield. Advanced tickets now on sale.

B. Alan Orange

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gallery with Over 50 New Photos

Bilbo Baggins continues his journey through Middle Earth in this sequel. Plus, we have four behind-the-scenes photos with director Peter Jackson.

Brian Gallagher

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug International TV Spot

Bilbo praises the enormity of the stupendous Smaug. Plus, the beloved Hobbit stumbles upon a mysterious ring in this new footage.

Brian Gallagher

Two The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug International TV Spots

Thorin Oakenshield is warned against awakening the dragon Smaug. The dwarves' fight to reclaim their homeland continues in this adventure.

Brian Gallagher

LEGO: The Hobbit Video Game Will Debut in 2014

The game will be based on the first two movies in Peter Jackson's trilogy. Gamers will be able to play as Bilbo, Gandalf and several other Middle Earth characters.

Brian Gallagher