Monday, January 6, 2014

Wherein I Take An Opportunity To Hate On The Hobbit Films A Little More

Well, a little Box Office Number News gives me the opportunity to opine on the latest iteration my most hated franchise, Peter Jackson's Ruination Of Tolkien The Hobbit, Desolation of Smaug.

On a weekend in which much of the nation was shivering through bitter winter weather, it seems somehow right that “Frozen” was the No. 1 movie at the box office.
The animated musical blasted past snowstorms and the new horror film “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” to take in $20.7 million and knock “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” out of the top spot it had held for the past three weekends.

Ha! Take that, movie makers of crap! A FAMILY ORIENTED MOVIE takes over in it's 6th week!

Disney’s 3D family film is still going strong in its sixth week of wide release and has rung up nearly $300 million domestically since just before Thanksgiving and more than $600 million worldwide.  It’s the second-highest grossing Disney Animation release of all-time, behind only “The Lion King.”

 ...compared to the Blobbit:
Blockbuster “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which has been No. 1 every weekend since it opened on Dec. 13, finished third with $16.2 million. The Warner Bros.-MGM production is up to nearly $230 million domestically, and is on its way to $700 million globally.
and it was running in fewer theaters: “Frozen” (3,318) and “The Hobbit” (3,730)

I am disappointed about this, though:
Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” the Tom Hanks-Emma Thompson drama about the making of “Mary Poppins,” was next with $9 million. It’s at $59 million domestically after a month in wide release. 
So, while not free from some predictability in its story, a new, original animated movie is beating recycled horror sequel crap and bloated bad literary sacrilege? There is justice in the world.


  1. Came up with a great idea over dinner with some friends the other night: make little Youtube cartoons/shorts of "Peter Jackson's" classic works of literature, you know "Peter Jackson's To Kill a Mockingbird" "Peter Jackson's The Old Man and The Sea" which will all be ridiculously long, feature a Peter Jackson cameo, and end with Legolas shooting something with and arrow saying "I'm not even supposed to be here!" a la "How The Desolation of Smaug Should Have Ended." (you'll have to Youtube it yourself, I can't paste youtube links at work)

  2. I can paste youtube!