With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey debuting in theaters nationwide today, it's a perfect time for director Peter Jackson to unveil his 10th and final production video. This installment takes viewers inside the world premiere in Wellington, New Zealand, along with the final touches that were put on the film just days before the premiere. Take a look at this video, then read on to see how this Middle Earth adventure fared at the box office during last night's midnight screenings.
Fans came out in record numbers last night to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at midnight, to the tune of $12.4 million. That tally is the highest midnight screening total ever recorded for the month of December. Warner Bros. debuted this epic in more than 3,100 theaters last night, before opening in 4,045 theaters today.
Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King opened with $8 million during midnight screenings in 2003. Be sure to check back throughout the weekend for more updates on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's box office take.
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