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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit Leads Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of 2013

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was the most pirated movie of 2013, according to TorrentFreak.

The site has released its list of the films downloaded most often on file-sharing service BitTorrent over the past year, and the first movie in The Hobbit franchise (released in December 2012) finished #1 with approximately 8.4 million illegal downloads.

In second place was Django Unchained (8.1 million), followed by Fast and Furious 6 with an estimated 7.9 million downloads.

Texas Chainsaw 3D Slashes Its Way To #1

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Texas Chainsaw 3D slashed its way to a surprise #1 box office debut.

The sequel/reboot of the classic horror flick Texas Chainsaw Massacre earned $23 million in theaters this weekend.

Coming in second with $20.1 million was Django Unchained, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey nabbed third place with $17.5 million.

Hobbit Wins Box Office; Django Unchained Takes Second, Les Misérables in Third

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey looks to have edged out two challengers for the weekend’s top spot at the box office.

Peter Jackson’s latest fantasy epic earned $32.9 million in its third weekend, just enough to beat new release Django Unchained, with a projected $30.7 million in ticket sales.

Les Misérables, in its debut week, took third place with $28 million.

Les Misérables Leads Christmas Day Box Office; Django Unchained Strong #2

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Les Misérables topped the Christmas Day box office, earning approximately $18 million to lead the holiday pack.

The much-anticipated musical adaptation, starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, outperformed expectations, as did Django Unchained, the slavery-era revenge epic from director Quentin Tarantino.

That film, featuring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio, hit the $15 million mark to debut at #2.

The Hobbit Still Lord of Box Office; Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher #2; This Is 40 Third

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Audiences are still flocking to Middle-Earth.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is #1 at the box office for the second straight week, with $36.7 million in ticket sales.

That was enough to beat two new releases — the Tom Cruise action flick Jack Reacher, which came in second with $15.6 million, and the Judd Apatow-directed comedy This Is 40, which nabbed third with $12 million.

The Hobbit Tops Box Office, Breaks December Records

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BOX OFFICE

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey won the weekend box office easily, and also became the biggest December debut in history.

The first installment of Peter Jackson’s new fantasy trilogy earned $84.8 million in its opening weekend, which breaks the $77 million December debuts for I Am Legend and Avatar in previous years.

Rise of the Guardians came in a very distant second with $7.4 million, while Lincoln finished in third with $7.2 million.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer

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TRAILER

A trailer just debuted for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The HIGHLY anticipated fantasy-adventure from Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins and features actors including Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly, Stephen Fry and Andy Serkis.

‘The Hobbit’ Movies Get Titles, Release Dates

Truth rating: 10
The Hobbit

‘The Hobbit’ films finally have titles and release dates.

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ will open on December 14, 2012.

‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ will open on December 13, 2013.

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