‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ Gets New December 2014 Release Date

In related news, Universal moves ‘2 Guns’ to August 2, 2013 and ‘Kick-Ass 2’ to August 16, 2013.
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‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ Gets New December 2014 Release Date

The Hobbit: There and Back Again moved to a December 2014 release New Line Cinema has pushed its Middle Earth finale The Hobbit: There and Back Again from July 18, 2014 to December 17, 2014. No reason was given for the shift, but now it doesn't have to face X-Men: Days of Future Past. As of now, no other films have been slated for release on December 17, 2014. The second movie in the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, debuts on December 13 this year. The first movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has earned nearly $1 billion worldwide since its release on December 14, 2012.

In related news, Universal Pictures is making a few changes to its release slate as well. The studio has moved 2 Guns, starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, from August 16, 2013 to August 2, 2013. Instead of facing Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and The to Do List on August 16, it squares off against 300: Rise of an Empire and Red 2. The Smurfs 2 opens two days earlier as well on July 31.

Taking 2 Guns' original August 16, 2013 slot in the lineup is the action sequel Kick-Ass 2, which was originally slated for a June 28 release. Universal also announced that the comic book adaptation R.I.P.D. is being converted for a 3D release, although it is still keeping its July 19, 2013 release date. That gives director Robert Luketic four months and some change to add a third dimension to his action-thriller, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Bacon.

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies was released December 17th, 2014.

Sources: Deadline

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  • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

    Hell yeah!

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    • moviegeek • 3 years ago

      They want to try pushing the third for Oscar noms it seems.

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      • undeadslayer4 • 3 years ago

        all three of them in december

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        • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

          @ejk1 Yup!

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          • Dumbumm • 3 years ago

            I already thought all three were coming out in each December. Since all The Lord of the Rings did.

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            • ollie-styrene • 3 years ago

              This is an obvious choice IMO,.. keep up with the tradition..

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              • redcameraman • 3 years ago

                Good. It needs to come out in a December just like the first 2 and the original 3.

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                • WebOfMovies • 3 years ago

                  God damn it! -.-

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                  • artkid04 • 3 years ago

                    i thought it was coming out in December to begin with like parts 1 and 2

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                    • cheetoboy • 3 years ago

                      Yeah, when you think about it of course it is only traditional that The Hobbit: There and Back Again be released during the holidays. Also can't wait to see Kick Ass 2, its not surprising that they moved that due to us not getting a teaser trailer yet, which of course I can't wait to see, I also hope it opens #1 on August 16.

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                      • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                        The reason is simple; I like to call it the "Cameron Rule." It has three real easy steps to follow:

                        Step 1: Make big, splashy, entertaining film.

                        Step 2: Place said film where there is no competition in the immediate future

                        Step 3: Watch money continuously pour into your coffers for months instead of weeks.

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                        • thehost91 • 3 years ago

                          Yeah, it would've been weird seeing a Hobbit movie during the summer. It would've been like seeing a Harry Potter movie in the- hey, wait a minute!

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                          • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                            There are five films I want to see on this list

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                            • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                              Appropriate

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