“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” has only been in theaters for a few hours now, but forecasts are already predicting that the latest epic from Peter Jackson will set a new box office record for a December release.
Thanks to the $13 million “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” made in its midnight release last evening, Box Office Mojo is reporting that the film is well on its way to breaking the mark currently held by “I Am Legend.” By comparison, “I Am Legend” brought in $77.2 million in its opening weekend back in 2007, only $1.7 million of which came from its midnight release.
This report is, of course, from opening night a couple days ago. Box Office Mojo shows that opening weekend was $84,775,000. So it looks like it did indeed break that record. As of right now, the world wide total for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is $222,975,000.