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.
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.