'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Surpasses $1 Billion Worldwide

Peter Jackson's fantasy adventure has earned over $300 million domestically and $700 million internationally.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey surpasses $1 billion worldwide
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey surpasses $1 billion worldwide
Peter Jackson's fantasy adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has officially hit the $1 billion dollar mark, earning over $300 million domestically and $700 million overseas. The film will have it's digital release on March 12th and on Blu-ray and DVD on March 19th.

This makes the film one of fifteen movies that have reached the milestone joining Avatar, Titanic, Marvel's The Avengers and many more. Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King also holds the 6th spot on the list.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes to theaters December 13, 2013 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again a year later on December 17, 2014.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released December 14th, 2012 and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (12)

  1. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Eh, didn't think The Hobbit was all that good, but still good to see it being successful.

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  2. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    This just made my day completely. :-)

    1 year agoby @redcameramanFlag

  3. the Narrator

    Well, it's safe to say the films made back their money.

    1 year agoby @narratorFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    Good for them. Wasn't the best, but still highly enjoyable.

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. undeadslayer4

    next one is gonna be better

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. moviegeek

    Let's hope the next one is better.

    1 year agoby @moviegeekFlag

  7. Writer220

    That's impressive

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ridgl Plus ticket prices XD

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. ridgl

    less than 10 years ago, the Billion Dollar Club was exclusive to three films. NOW, its 6 times that and in the top 20 highest grossing films, 2 are original (finding nemo and avatar) and half are released in 3d.

    1 year agoby @ridglFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    A new trend that will be seen in the next 5 years

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. jasdjqs

    Overseas has saved alot of movies last year. Battleship is the one that comes to mind.

    1 year agoby @jasdjqsFlag