The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey took in $37.5 million on Friday, including $13 million from midnight screenings, to become the largest Friday in December opening of all time. The film is expected to make $85 million over the course of the weekend, which is also a record for this holiday month. It will beat Will Smith's I Am Legend, which took in $77.2 million in December of 2007. To celebrate, a new Visual Effects featurette has been released, which goes in-depth on some of the amazing scenes achieved in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Peter Jackson Admits Why ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Was a Mess
Director Peter Jackson reveals he didn't have enough time to prepare for ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, after Guillermo del Toro backed out as director.